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Corris Mine Explorers

A487 | Corris Craft Centre, Machynlleth, Corris SY20 9RF, Wales
+44 1654 761244
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Great tour with an excellent and knowledgeable mole! :p

My dad and I went for the "two hours tour" (ended up going overtime but hey!). I had been mining in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ophélie P
Great day out

been to Corris Mine twice now both trips have been different. Our guide Moley is the person that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Johnathan N
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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). All of our 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. You'll discover old mining tools, machinery, drinking vessels, candles and cigarette packs discarded by the miners whilst stories of life in the mine spill out in such a way you can almost feel it creaking back to life. 100% authentic, adventurous and fun. During the trips you're taken into the dark, damp tunnels and underground workings, in small exclusive groups by the experienced guide. There are 2 trips to choose from; the 2 hour Explorer Trip or a Half Day Mine Expedition. In addition we offer a Taster Trip for younger explorers and for those who'd like to try it out first.
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A487 | Corris Craft Centre, Machynlleth, Corris SY20 9RF, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed September 3, 2017

We visited the Corris Mine Explorers a few days ago and really enjoyed ourselves. Our guide, 'Moley', was extremely enthusiastic and personable. He made us all laugh and taught us lots about the mine (quarry). They provide wellies for you at the start of the...More

Thank tom d
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

A fabulous review, thank you very much. Sounds like you had piles of fun and we look forward to showing you so much more next time.

Reviewed September 1, 2017

Turned up on the off chance as I had left it too late to book online during our holiday and managed to squeeze on to a 1 hour taster session with my 16 & 12yo sons. Moley was a brilliant guide with loads of banter...More

Thank GingerAlien
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What a great review, thank you very much. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our underground trip as much as your children :) We do hope to see you all next year to show you lots more of the old Braich Goch slate mine.

Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

Family with 2 teenagers and an adult and OAP and all had a wonderful time and enjoyed the story telling of this visit. Excellent activity on a wet day and the Craft Centre situated on the same site was great.

Thank rogerssam
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Thank you very much for your fantastic review and 5*s. Wonderful to read that we entertained all of your family with your different ages and interests. Lovely to read that you enjoyed the Corris Craft Centre too.

Reviewed August 22, 2017

Well what can we say...... I'm sorry to say that 5 stars is not enough for this experience,,,, We booked the day before for a 2 hour trip and our 12 year old son was a little apprehensive as he didn't know what to expect,...More

Thank Jayne J
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Wow, thank you for your amazing review and recommendation to others. We are so pleased to read that you and your wife had so much fun and that your son enjoyed the trip despite his initial fears. Hopefully we'll see you again when you're next...More

Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

We went to Corris mines as a last minute decision and didnt know quite what to expect. Luckily, as we were prepared to wait 90mins for the next tour we could go on the taster tour as there was space available. There was plenty to...More

Thank Mark T
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017

Thank you for your brilliantly detailed review of your time on our Taster Trip and your time spent at the Corris Craft Centre beforehand whilst you waited. We look forward to seeing you again and showing you more of our old Braich Goch slate mine.

Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

Most enjoyable visit, we originally intended to visit King Arthur's Labyrinth, however due to heavy rain the previous day we were unable to access it due to flooding. So we went on the mine explorers tour with Moley. He was one of the best tour...More

Thank Andy C
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017

What an amazing review and 100% recommendation - thank you very much. The waterfall that you had to walk (dash / run!) through is not always there - you were lucky, it's following really heavy rain that that water comes running off the mountains to...More

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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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