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Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB, Wales
+44 1766 830306
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Great Time had by all!

Well what a hidden gem. Went with a friend and went not knowing really what to expect. The tour was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dave L
via mobile
Deep Mine Tour

Thank you to the staff and tour guide! They were great - we were unsure about taking the tour due... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lisa P
Dereham, United Kingdom
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Llechwedd where history and adventure collide to make a great day out for the whole family.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB, Wales
+44 1766 830306
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well what a hidden gem. Went with a friend and went not knowing really what to expect. The tour was amazing, a real insight into being a slate miner in the late 1800's, and no sugar coating how awful it was. Our guide Phil was...More

Thank Dave L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Thank you to the staff and tour guide! They were great - we were unsure about taking the tour due to mobility issues! But after a few questions we were reassured that for our situation it would be okay. Take the tour and learn a...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Worth a visit. Going from 30 degrees on the surface to 7 degrees underground was nice! Knowledgable staff. Plenty to see and take in. Suitalbe for behaved kids. Bargain entry fee if get there early.

Thank hellooldchap
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was an incredible experience and our guide Eilian was most friendly and knowledgeable. The audio-visual presentation really added to the atmosphere and the light display over the lake was really moving. The above ground staff were all very friendly. Full marks all round!

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent tour of the mine with a fantastic guide. Fitted out brilliantly with lights and all the clips you get along the way. They have done a superb job down there, I was really impressed! Easily navigable and easy for kids and older people alike....More

1  Thank Oliver_Lockett
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great little trip which includes a train ride down the mine. Guide was fun and early bird tickets are a bargain if you can get up that early!

Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived on a wet morning after such glorious weather but that didn't deter us and we were looking forward to our deep mine tour which we had booked prior to coming and booked the early bird tour to take advantage of the discount, unfortunately...More

Thank Louise B
Reviewed 1 week ago

They first take you down to the mines on a 45 degree railway, then there's a guided tour by someone who knows what they're talking about. They take you from one cavern to another, and tell a different tale in each, assisted by some excellent...More

Thank RobTV
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly and helpful staff - the mines are fascinating and the new tour is very interesting modern without being to sentimental - take good supportive shoes and a coat it's nippy down there. Well worth a visit - get the early bird deal!

Thank Ann P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Would recommend this on a hot day or a wet day. The site has ample parking and the ticket office is nearby. I did not need to book in advance. It was 28c outside inside it stays at 3c all year so a nice way...More

Thank nimrodpingsmail
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Mariam K
Is this suitable for elderly? My mother has knee issues
29 May 2017|
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Response from Kate K | Property representative |
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
Can you walk to the slate mines from the Blaenau station? How far away is the mine from the station?
6 April 2017|
Response from Kate K | Property representative |
Hello, It is about an half an hour walk to the Slate Caverns from the station. The route through the town is fairly flat but the last 10 minutes is up hill. Nev is our local taxi and his number is 01766 762465. You will... More
I'm quite claustrophobic would I be ok in the mine
6 April 2017|
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Response from Kate K | Property representative |
The tunnels and chambers underground are big ~ one of which is as high as a cathedral! I am 5ft 6inches and I only have to duck my head in a couple of places. The bit you might find difficult is the train that takes you... More