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Inigo Jones Slate Works

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Address: Y Groeslon, Caernarfon LL54 7UE, Wales
Phone Number: 01286 830242
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Inigo Jones Slate Works produces a wide range of products from 500 million...

Inigo Jones Slate Works produces a wide range of products from 500 million year old natural Welsh slate. These products are available at our Showroom, located in Groeslon, North Wales. As well as our Showroom, there is also a popular Workshop audio-tour for all the family to enjoy geological, historical, calligraphy and letter cutting exhibitions, and children can also compete in our quiz to win a slate prize. There is also a Welsh Rock Cafe which offers snacks and drinks to our customers. Come and have a look!

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Great whatever the weather

Enjoyed this interesting tour of a working slate works. Self guided tour is great, as you can stop for longer at some parts if you want. Very hands-on too as they give you a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bubblebev
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Tywyn, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went thinking we would see slate being dug out of the ground, but it's more about processing it. The buildings take you back to years long gone and I don't think the "Health and Safety" people would allow some of the conditions around the place today. You can see just how hard the work would have been. They do give... More 

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Thank Lang4d
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this, it's good and comprehensive showroom and the self-guided tour was very interesting and allowed us to proceed at our own pace. Having a go at cutting letters into slate was fun and gave us great respect for the skills involved. The lady behind the counter in the showroom was very friendly and helpful.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed this interesting tour of a working slate works. Self guided tour is great, as you can stop for longer at some parts if you want. Very hands-on too as they give you a piece of slate on which to try engraving your initial - makes you appreciate the skill needed. Good price for the tour. This is a working... More 

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Thank Bubblebev
SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and delighted that you found our tour value for money More 

Nantwich, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit. Shop is full of interesting items, all at reasonable prices. Service was very friendly and helpful. We only visited the shop as we were after something specific which we were easily sorted with. Would recommend a visit.

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Thank KC5001
SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely comments and we pride ourselves on the quality and variety of our slate products as well as our other welsh craft items which all offer excellent value for money More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

A very interesting and informative tour. Tour is well priced, and it is self guiding with a Walkman type headset and media player guiding you around the site. Highly recommended

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Many thanks for visiting and for your kind comments and we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Visited today with two under 10's and two teenagers. We all enjoyed the time spent at Inigo Jones. The audio tour is very in depth, informative and as such is quite lengthy, (it is worth listening too all of it), each of us were given a basic mp3 player and on ear head phones, the younger children struggled to maintain... More 

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to provide such a comprehensive and fair review which is much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit More 

Gosport, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

I visited here with my family and they all enjoyed it we have 4 young children who really enjoyed they learnt a lot and enjoyed the slat engraving and children's quiz the staff were helpful and very child friendly grate value day out

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your family visit and thanks for taking the time and effort to provide a review More 

Liverpool
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90 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea here. Service excellent and lady who served us so friendly especially with our two grandchildren. Plenty of sandwiches and selection of cakes. Would recommend. Slate works shop also worth a visit.

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Thank JHughesLiverpool
SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Many thanks for your nice comments, and we are delighted that you enjoyed your afternoon tea and you found our staff friendly More 

Pontypool, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Wanted something a little unusual for my home, these guys didn't have what I wanted on display but were able to give me advice and find a product offering from the warehouse. Pricing is reasonable, stock appears to be plentiful. In my opinion if there's something that you want made from slate, you'll get it here.

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Thank Newinnman
SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment and delighted that we were able to meet your requiements More 

Llanaelhaearn, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Nostalgia might be the most diplomatic word I could call to mind. Instant coffee (possibly because I order decaf, or maybe not), triple packs of custard creams available and similar convenience snacks reminiscent of the 1970s. It's not cheap and not so much friendly as intrusive When asked whether we were on holiday, I said that we're local and the... More 

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

As you requested decaf coffee, it was instant as you have stated. As far as the snacks available these have been requested by many customers who walk and cycle along the cycle path closeby. We also have fresh locally made cakes and a selection of hot and cold snacks on the menu. Our staff always try to be friendly and... More 

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