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Inigo Jones Slate Works

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Address: Y Groeslon, Caernarfon LL54 7UE, Wales
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+44 1286 830242
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Inigo Jones Slate Works produces a wide range of products from 500 million...

Inigo Jones Slate Works produces a wide range of products from 500 million year old natural Welsh slate. These products are available at our Showroom, located in Groeslon, North Wales. As well as our Showroom, there is also a popular Workshop audio-tour for all the family to enjoy geological, historical, calligraphy and letter cutting exhibitions, and children can also compete in our quiz to win a slate prize. There is also a Welsh Rock Cafe which offers snacks and drinks to our customers. Come and have a look!

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We were underwhelmed when we arrived. It all Looked a bit dated and uninteresting. Perhaps the world of technology has left this attraction behind... faded pictures and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Matthew H
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44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were underwhelmed when we arrived. It all Looked a bit dated and uninteresting. Perhaps the world of technology has left this attraction behind... faded pictures and scruffy displays just don't do it for me. We though we would spend the afternoon here and left after short while.

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Thank Matthew H
SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments which are noted and are sorry that you were disapointed. We do state that the self guided tour takes about an hour to an hour an a half More 

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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service. Very helpful. Friendly. Cafe on site Knowledgeable. Reasonable prices. Variety of stock.

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind comments which are much appreciated More 

Llan Ffestiniog, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here with my Hubby on a Tuesday afternoon. The premises are easily accessible off the main road. There is a free car park. We didn't go into the Cafe as other reviewers have said it was too expensive. We didn't go on the self-guided tour as we thought the charge of £10.50 was a little steep for us... More 

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Thank Jilly2903
SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. To clarify the cost of £10.50 was for two of you, one concession and one adult, and previous visitors have said we are particularly good value for money. We are delighted you were pleased with your shop purchase More 

Oswestry, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went specifically to the shop and found exactly what we were looking for. Quality produce and helpful advice. We did the tour many years ago and remember it was quite interesting. We also visited the adjoining cafe which was very busy and rather basic. Service slow due to the bank holiday I guess, but staff were friendly and the... More 

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Birmingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Visited today to buy some offcuts for of slate for an urgent job. Told offcuts of slate outside in yard were all spoken for and that we would have to order what we wanted and it would only be available to collect after Christmas. A condescending male - not gentleman told us this is not a supermarket.! We thought we... More 

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1 Thank John W
SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. You called in and asked for a tape to measure some slate outside, and you were told that only slates with prices displayed were for sale as other slates in the yard were reserved for specific jobs. You did not ask what exactly you required at this time. You came back and said you had found... More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

An absolute gem of a place! In a time when an overbearing health and safety brigade, seek to sterilise the world around us, allowing those that evade the rules of natural selection to continue walking amongst us, the Inigo Jones Slate Works is a refreshing insight into the past, where common sense prevailed and children learned to look where they... More 

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Thanks for coming and delighted that you enjoyed your visit More 

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60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

It's always lovely to visit a place that hasn't been overrun by the health and safety police. Seeing the slate yard as it would be throughout its history is refreshing. Perhaps we would feel differently if we didn't have any common sense or had unruly children running around. We had the pleasure of watching a chap cutting slate. The audio... More 

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind comments which are much appreciated More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We visited on a wet afternoon during a 2 day break in North Wales. We had passed through 'slate country' and were looking forward to finding out more about the history and processes involved in slate mining. Oh dear! The only positive comment is that the shop seemed well organised with decent quality goods on display. We took the £5... More 

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1 Thank Bob M
SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit but you should have asked for assistance if you could not work your MP3 player. We of course meet all current health and safety legislation. More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Nice fresh coffee, but very costly if you add food. One Welsh cake £1.00 ! Toasted teacake £2.50! OK if you're desperate!

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments which are noted More 

Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Samuel Johnson said about the Giants Causeway that it was worth seeing but not worth going to see. Unfortunately this slate works was somewhere that was not worth going to see at all. It is very very rare that I write anything bad about any business and I would always try and give the benefit of the doubt but there... More 

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and sorry you did not enjoy your visit but your comments are too general for us to respond to specifically. More 

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