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Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Address: Blaenau Ffestiniog, Snowdonia National Park LL41 3NB, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1766 830306
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Type: Mines, Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Llechwedd where history and adventure combine to make a great day out for the whole family.
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Type: Mines, Tours, Adventure
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: Llechwedd where history and adventure combine to make a great day out for the whole family.
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We travelled to the slate mine only to find that it was shut apart from the areas above ground. My partner and I visited Wales in November and one of the trips was to travel on the Ffestinog steam railway to Blaneau Ffestinog with the sole intention of visiting the slate mine. When we arrived at the train station we... More 

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3 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I last visited Llechwedd over 20 years back, and I still managed to get excited about it. I have no idea where the 'moaning commentators' come from, but it was a very enjoyable and informative tour. Bryn was excellent and so knowledgeable. It was good to practice my rusty Welsh with him. It is very significant for me personally as... More 

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Car park attendant not very happy must have been one of her 'off' days.Plenty of room to park,easy walking distance from the entrance to the Llechwedd building.Upon entrance,the lady at the till was very nice and pleasant but it was not made clear where the underground tour was,so we were stood waiting by the entrance to having a suit to... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Enlightening as to how it used to be for slate miners and their sons.How they did it I don't know. Tour gave me a pain in the neck - I'm 6 ft tall - definitely a job for short people. Thank goodness for the hard hat.A little expensive for the experience.Pastie in cafe tasty.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We visited on a wet and windy day. The site was quiet but it is well worth visiting. The deep mine tour was fascinating and our 6 year old loved it. The tour guide was passionate about the mine and the local history. The caverns themselves were mind blowing especially when lit in the way they were. My only criticism... More 

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The deep mine tour was very informative and interesting. The guide was very knowledgeable. Recommended.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Me and my husband visited the mines on 31.10.14. We had just missed the one tour but rather than keep us waiting for the next one we were given a tour straight away with another couple. Paul our guide was excellent - very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The tour was really fascinating with vivid descriptions of the lives of the miners.... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Excellent tour of the slate mines. Good customer services throughout the tour. Simons interaction with all ages throughout the tour was commendable. The younger members of the tour were included at all stages of the hour long tour. Well worth the money. Excellent cake and coffee in the cafe. Well done.

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Newcastle Emlyn, Wales, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Viisted the mines during October half term with my husband, mum and 10 year old son. It was relatively quiet. The attraction appears to have grown recently with surrounding activities such as trampolining underground and zip line fun (we did not do these as pre booking was advised). We paid for our tickets (£47 in total, concessionaries for students and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Hadn't been here for years so was looking forward to a visit. Went during summer holidays so was expecting bedlam but it wasn't too bad. However, tour guide left a little to be desired down the mind, was clearly bored and fed up of doing the same old tour over and over again. The slate making demonstration was very good... More 

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