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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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Interesting rainy day activity

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kidsmum80
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Gosport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not purchase anything from here as if it is faulty you get no refund, no exchange, no help. The products are very expensive for what they are. Biggest waste of money I have spent tis year. I stopped on a spare of the moment as I was driving by with my family, I suggest to everyone else keep on... More 

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Llanaelhaearn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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1 Thank Sam V
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 

Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a Shop/Experience and a Cafe, all on one site. We popped into the shop and found a wealth of goodies: plenty of unusual presents for those people you know who are hard to buy for. All laid out in a very pleasant way, and displayed in order for you to choose easily. Every kind of slate product is... More 

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

Many thanks for visiting and glad you enjoyed your visit and for taking the time to review us. More 

Leyland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We visited Inigo Jones after passing it several times on our travels. Lot more than meets the eye. The shop is well presented and lots of lovely items for sale, not too badly priced either, purchased numbers for our gate :) Decided to do the tour, reasonable fee which was good, very good and very informative. Watched a video first... More 

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

Many thanks for your kind comments which are much appreciated and we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the Slateworks and that you found it value for money which is very important to us More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

On arrival, the shop / reception looks professional and sets expectations high for an interesting way to learn about the history & tools of the slate works. The commentary and activities are good however the experience is let down by the state of the workshops. I wouldn't discourage people from visiting but I would encourage the owners to invest in... More 

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

Thanks for your comments which are appreciated and we will certainly take them on board. As you appreciate it is a workshop but we certainly can improve on our housekeeping and it is a matter of devoting more time to this at a time when we are extremely busy producing orders. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Sleaford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

While on holiday we wanted to visit a slate works as this is what Wales industries are about. While the introductory film was very interesting and informative the actual tour around the slate works left a lot to be desired. Very run down and could do with a facelift. I realise the huts are in use and as such there... More 

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

Thanks for your comments which we will certainly take on board. We are extremely busy at this time of year producing orders but we need to find time for better house keeping. We are pleased you found we had a good selection of slate products More 

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