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Corris Mine Explorers

Corris Craft Centre A487 | Corris Craft Centre, Machynlleth, Corris SY20 9RF, Wales
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Amazing day

What a place. I had a great morning in the caves, Mark the Mole was absolutely fascinating and full... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emma N
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Huge fun, far more than we expected

Mark the Mole ably accompanied by Alfie were superb guides. The mines are fascinating, we had a... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2018
Jeremy G
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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 closed. 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 lots of fun.
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Corris Craft Centre A487 | Corris Craft Centre, Machynlleth, Corris SY20 9RF, Wales

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a place. I had a great morning in the caves, Mark the Mole was absolutely fascinating and full of knowledge of the world underground, keeping young and old amused with stories of the mine, I wish I did a longer tour. Thank you Mark...More

Thank Emma N
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Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so very much for your brilliant review about your time underground with Mark the Mole. You'll have to come back to explore more. We offer a Half Day Mine Expedition, which allows to you to do lots more exploring and to venture into...More

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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

Mark the Mole ably accompanied by Alfie were superb guides. The mines are fascinating, we had a great time. Only booked because the King Arthur's labyrinth was closed, but hugely glad we did. Great, great fun.

Thank Jeremy G
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Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2018

Wow, what a fabulous review, thank you. We're so pleased that you booked with us and that you enjoyed your trip as much as you did. King Arthur's Labyrinth reopens on 24th March 2018.

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Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Tucked away in the middle of nowhere is this absolute gem that will leave you fascinated! We did the taster hour long visit that left us wanting to come back to do the half day excursion...it really is a brilliant place to bring the kids...More

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Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2018

Oh my word, thank you for your amazing review. We're so pleased to read that you had such a great time exploring and discovering the underground with Moley and Alfie. Thank you for sharing your experience and for writing such an emotive review.

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Reviewed December 31, 2017

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

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Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Thank you very much for your amazing review and recommendation. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your trip.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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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