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Corris Mine Explorers

A487 | Corris Craft Centre, Machynlleth, Corris SY20 9RF, Wales
+44 1654 761244
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Great experience! Recommended

Mark Waite, the guide, has been running these tours for years and is a mine (no pun intended) of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DigitalGeoff
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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
Unexpectedly Fantastic

Couldn't have expected what was in store. We went on the 2 hour trip down the mine and time flew by... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2017
Ben M
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Please note that it is advance booking only, at this time of year, via our website. Delve around the secret underground world of a Welsh slate mine, with one of Wales' top Mine Explorers; abandoned and forgotten yet full of relics, stories & adventure. Our trips take you into parts of the mine, hand-dug and worked by Victorian miners in 1836 and areas worked up until the 1970s when the mine was abandoned. As the door shut for the very last time a virtual time capsule was left behind which you can now explore. After years of research, our top Mine Guide will share stories of mining life as you explore the underground with some climbing and scrambling if you wish (these parts of the trip are optional). Our 3 different trips run with a small group of explorers which means that we can largely tailor make them to suit your wishes, interests and abilities and those of the other members of your group. Discover, explore and have loads of fun.
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A487 | Corris Craft Centre, Machynlleth, Corris SY20 9RF, Wales
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A487 | Corris Craft Centre, Machynlleth, Corris SY20 9RF, Wales
+44 1654 761244
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mark Waite, the guide, has been running these tours for years and is a mine (no pun intended) of information. He works in the mine out-of-season and is very knowledeable on H&S issues so you can feel very safe in his hands. I went for...More

Thank DigitalGeoff
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

Couldn't have expected what was in store. We went on the 2 hour trip down the mine and time flew by we didn't want to leave. We left it till the last minute and didn't expect we'd manage to get a tour that day but...More

Thank Ben M
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2017

Wow, thank you very much. We're so pleased to have exceeded your expectations, thank you.

Reviewed November 9, 2017

Bought the trip as a birthday gift for my brother and it was well worth it, we had an amazing trip into the mine, Mark is extremely knowledgeable and makes the trip fun and entertaining while explaining the history of the mine, its workforce, tools...More

Thank garyowen2
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2017

Thank you for your fantastic review. We're so pleased that you and your brother enjoyed your exploration and we look forward to showing you lots more next year.

Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic thing to do. Guide is brilliant and this is truly an experience like no other. Utterly breathtaking bit of exploring.

Thank Kingofgeography
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2017

Thank you very much, what a fabulous review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed exploring with us.

Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

This is a brilliant adventure and worth every penny! A fascinating tour with a great guide Mark the Mole. Mr Mole has a great sense of humour and he involves everybody in the tour whilst being so knowledgable about mines and caves. The tour is...More

Thank Andy R
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2017

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your underground adventure with our Mr Mole and we look forward to showing you lots more soon - with your scarf!

Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

Going to a Slate mine in the side of a Welsh mountain would be extraordinary enough, but doing it with Mark/Moley, one of the country's most experienced caving and mine experts, was sublimely fantastic. Mark has that rare knack of brilliant humour sitting on top...More

Thank praiseindeed
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2017

Oh my word - your review is just fantastic, thank you so very much. I will be sure to pass on your wonderful comments to Mark / Moley. We know that he is absolutely amazing and the best and we're so pleased that you did...More

Reviewed October 4, 2017

My dad and I went for the "two hours tour" (ended up going overtime but hey!). I had been mining in the past and live locally, but wanted to know more about the history of the mine and generally of the area. Needless to say,...More

Thank Ophélie P
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2017

Thank you for your fabulous review sounds like you had an amazing time. Thank you also for your recommendation for others to visit and to explore with us.

Reviewed September 27, 2017

been to Corris Mine twice now both trips have been different. Our guide Moley is the person that makes the trip, he engages with the group all the time and tries to fit in as much as possible. I'm looking forward to going back and...More

Thank Johnathan N
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

Thank you very much for your fantastic review. It's lovely to hear how much you have enjoyed your underground trips and we look forward to taking you on our Half Day Mine Expedition.

Reviewed September 27, 2017

I booked the half day tour as a present for my partner, he's been keen to get further into a mine and learn more. This trip was so much more than either of us had expected, our heads were whirling with knowledge and excitement by...More

Thank Tetleyteainacup
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

Wow wee, what a review! Sounds like you had the most amazing time exploring with Mark aka Mr Mole. Thank you for your recommendation and we look forward to showing you lots more next time.

Reviewed September 22, 2017

We did the one hour tour with mr mole on Thursday just four of us, it was educational as well as amusing. It certainly makes you appreciate the poor Welsh man who had to endure the atrocious conditions of the day. Well worth a look

Thank Graham W
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2017

Thank you for your fantastic review, great to hear how much you enjoyed your trip.

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Cate13
June 12, 2017|
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Response from Shirley O | Property representative |
Hi, thank you very much for your enquiry and interest. I work at Corris Mine Explorers and will try to answer your question in detail. All of the "challenging" sections of the Corris Mine Explorers visit are optional. I... More
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