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Llechwedd Slate Caverns

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Address: Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB, Wales
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Llechwedd where history and adventure collide to make a great day out for...

Llechwedd where history and adventure collide to make a great day out for the whole family.

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A fascinating day out for all the family. An old Welsh slate mine that has turned the site into a exciting day out. Attractions include Zip World both above and underground... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A fascinating day out for all the family. An old Welsh slate mine that has turned the site into a exciting day out. Attractions include Zip World both above and underground. Thrill to flying down a mountain sitting in a sling. Visit the slate mine and see how slate was mined and then utilised into our daily lives. Buy souvenirs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Hugh respect for the men and young lads that worked in the mines. Fascinating tour by our guide Brian would had worked in the mine- clearly very passionate and loves his job. The lighting and visual effects by the lake was genius and well thought out .....well done team.

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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words about Brian! He will be delighted as he also won our "star of the week". We are all really pleased you enjoyed your tour. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Brian was a lovely guide. It was so interesting to know the details of the miners work. We had a great time.

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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback ~ Brian will be pleased as he won Star of the Week following your comments. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've lived in North Wales for many many years and done the deep mine trip many times. This last trip was one of the most interesting, you have hard hats with lights on to get from cavern to cavern (if you know how to turn them off) 😄 And should you take instruction and actually do it the advice you... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This tour started with going down into the mine via modern mining carts We then walked through several slate caverns featuring different activities the miners would have done. There is an audio visual story that follows 4 miners You get to try your hand at climbing a slate wall with a chain and drilling a hole with the traditional hand... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

true story: back in early 2015 my family and I visited the Caverns and had a great time. Very informative and exciting for young children and big adults! Fast forward to today, 25th November 2016 and we receive a surprise when the kind and very honest folk at the caverns write to us explaining that they had recently found a... More 

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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you Mark. So pleased she was reunited with her pocket money! We hope to see you all again soon ~ the tour was updated in 2016 and we think it is even better than before. Kate More 

Rockingham, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

The underground tour was very informative and our guide was great. Learned a lot about how the mine was worked quite amazing. Went on the Quarry Explorer you must do this the views are brilliant a bit bumpy but exhilerating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

After climbing Snowdon, myself and my partner wanted to do something different while we were in the area so chose the slate cavern going purely on the reviews we had read. I won't lie, I gulped at the £20 per person entry fee but believe me, it was worth every penny and more! I'm not going to give a run... More 

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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review AND for not giving away too much! Delighted your enjoyed the tour. When you come back next year check our website for Early Bird tickets! I'll let the guides see your review ~ as you know they are passionate about the tour and love to see our customers reaction. Thank you once... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

We arrived on a very misty day, but the quarry tour was run just for us. The guide, Shane and driver Bryan were brilliant and bought the history of the mines to life with their stories and experiences of when the mine was running. We returned to the mine to experience the underground tour which was also guided by Shane.... More 

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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you Jane and Steve for your kind review. Shane and Brian are delighted you enjoyed both tours! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

At two different times, I went to Llechwedd Slate Caverns to experience the attractions---first, I went with friends for the deep mine tour, which was fascinating, entertaining, and chock full of history. Next, I met a friend there to experience the Quarry Tour---what an exhilirating ride with incredible views. The guides for both experiences were extremely knowledgeable. I definitely recommend... More 

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