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Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB, Wales
+44 1766 830306
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Fascinating!

A step back in time to the slate mining industry, you walk through the caverns, listen to the tales... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Katie D
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Wonderful day out... but cold! Brr!!

We did the double tour; the Quarry Explorer and the Deep Mine tour. We were originally undecided... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melanie S
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Llechwedd where history and adventure collide to make a great day out for the whole family.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A step back in time to the slate mining industry, you walk through the caverns, listen to the tales of how it used to be, get some lovely shots with the camera and buy some cheese which is kept in the caverns to age!

Thank Katie D
Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Katie for your review. Really pleased you enjoyed the tour and were able to take some photos.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the double tour; the Quarry Explorer and the Deep Mine tour. We were originally undecided because the price for both (£30) felt a bit steep and though I still feel the ticket price is bordering on the top end, we're glad we forked...More

Thank Melanie S
Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Melanie for your lovely review. We are always pleased when our guests have enjoyed their day with us. I will pass on your thanks to Malcolm as well. Thank you also for your comments about price. We have discussed this many times but...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic experience we had here ! We did both tours 1st the discovery tour which takes you round the mountain showing you how the miners extracted the slate and the buildings they worked in, as a bonus the views from the tour are...More

Thank Wendy H
Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Wendy for taking the time to review your visit. We are all pleased you enjoyed your day.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great little place to visit. On the way I had a satnav malfunction and we ended up in completely the wrong place. Knowing we didn’t have enough time to get there for our allocated spot I called and spoke to a lady...More

Thank Lauren S
Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Lauren for taking the time to review your experience here! We are really pleased you enjoyed yourselves! Ceri (Welsh spelling!) was delighted to be able to help you. I will let Cath know you enjoyed her tour.

Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

We booked in advance for a deep mine tour and took advantage of the early bird offer. It was £10 each instead of the usual £20. We arrived at 0845 for our 0930 tour and the car park was already filling up. We headed in...More

Thank Paul C
Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our tour. I am delighted you enjoyed yourself and your son had the opportunity to bring the tour to life. Thank you for your comments about our Captain Caveman (AKA Phil!).

Reviewed November 1, 2017

An unexpected and pleasant tour to Llechwedd slate mines turned out to be an amazing day out. Not what I expected, out tour guide Phil took us back in time to the start of the quarry era and the following years and generations of mining...More

Thank lyndagrenyer
Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2017

Thank you Lynda for your lovely review I will pass on your thanks to Phil.

Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Lovely helpful staff over the phone before choosing my activities. My little boy is 5 and we enjoyed the Quarry ride experience in the old army van. The tour guide was brilliant with loads of information. Then we had lunch and headed to the Deep...More

Thank Lucy L
Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Many thanks Lucy for your review. I'm pleased you all enjoyed both tours.

Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide Phil was great! Coming from 6 generations of slate miners made our tour even that much more interesting and authentic.....definitely worth seeing!

Thank Angie C
Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Thank you Angie for making Phil's day!! He is really passionate about the slate industry and his family's history and appreciates it when others enjoy listening to his story.

Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Another great day out learning about the history of mining in Wales. The underground mine tour is really worthwhile and enjoyable however it is the quarry Explorer tour that really got my family enthusing. All loading up on the back of an ex army vehicle,...More

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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

I'm pleased you managed to do both tours and delighted that you loved the Quarry Explorer tour so much! Thank you for taking the time to review our site.

Reviewed October 28, 2017

We had good fun going down into the mines and learning about the miners history, my 7 year old loved the opportunity to blow stuff up... the tour guide was on to it, and the pace of the tour was just about right.

Thank Damon_andrews
Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Thank you Damon for taking the time to complete a review ~ I'm pleased your 7 year enjoyed the tour!

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afs55
July 18, 2017|
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Response from Kate K | Property representative |
Hi, Yes it is advisable to book in advance. On wet days ~ it only rains in school holidays ~ we can be fully booked for the day by 11.00. If you book online you can take advantage of the £10 early bird tickets. You can... More
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Sheilataylor73
July 5, 2017|
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You would be OK underground!! We have a café on site where you can wait we can find you paper and colouring pencils to past the time. There's a shop to browse in and a child's playground ~ with a 3 year old you would need to... More
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Mariam K
May 29, 2017|
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Hello, The Deep Mine tour takes you 500ft underground and is about 1/2 mile walk through the caverns dug out by hand in candle light. There are 61 steps down part way round the tour. The Quarry Explorer Tour is a trip in an... More
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