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Llechwedd Slate Caverns

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Llechwedd Slate Caverns
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“slate caverns”(86 reviews)
The Slate Mountain Adventure is the only way to experience the full, incredible story of The Slate Caverns. Starting with a thrilling journey to the furthest reaches of the site, you’ll travel into the stunning history of the area, visiting the...more
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Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB, Wales
+44 1766 830306
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Reviewed today

Firstly I am an award winning tour guide, And when it comes to tourism and guiding i know my stuff, However i did not tell anyone on the slate cavern tour this. I was extremely impressed with are guide Bryn, He went that extra mile...More

Thank simon E
Reviewed yesterday

We did the combined Quarry Explorer and Deep Mine Experience, and it was amazing! Our guide, Bryn, was excellent... engaging, funny, and knowledgeable. I loved seeing the surface quarry in the decommissioned military truck (the mill ruins were a highlight), and then following it with...More

Thank Ali D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely first class experience. A real eye opener to what it was like working in a mine. I"ll never moan about work again! Brian our guide was both friendly and very knowledgeable having actually worked in the mine himself. To top it off, the cafe...More

Thank matthewbrister
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This trip was a real treat. Brian our guide had worked in the mine himself. He entertained us and taught us so much about the fascinating history of the mine. A hard life but we got a glimpse of the camaraderie too. We are looking...More

Thank Fi D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I booked on for the early tour which started at 10am.The tour included not only the slate caverns but also the quarry explorer. Our guide for the day was Bryn, who was amazing, he was full of fun and useful information. We...More

Thank V6952TNdaniellec
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plenty to see and do indoor or out A must see in the area With cafe and plenty of parking free Shop on site

Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked on the early tour at 0930hrs and it turned out to just be my wife & I on the tour, our guide was Rich who made the whole tour informative & interesting. Would recommend this to anyone and Rich deserves a special mention...More

Thank gazphillips1200
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide was Steve and he was great. Explained everything about the way of life down the mine such hard dangerous work. Hats off to them.

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought it would probably rain and so we decided to visit the Llechwedd slate caverns. It was a memorable experience thanks to our excellent informative guide Iorwerth Philip ap Llewelyn. He clearly feels very connected to the people from Blaenau who worked in the...More

Thank philip p
Reviewed 1 week ago

Takes around 1:30mins for the tour priced at £20 per person. You travel underground. To a depth of 500m in caverns demonstrating the art of slate mining 150 years ago. Great experience for all the family with this guided tour.

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27 September 2018|
Response from KateK2524 | Property representative |
Yes of course you can bring your dog onto the site. They can go almost everywhere with you ~ pub, cafe and on the Quarry Explorer tour. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed underground. We have a company on site Pet Stop that... More
28 August 2018|
Response from 63joe | Reviewed this property |
We turned up about 2:30 pm last week and and got the 3pm tour and was asked to appear at 2:45 for helmet collection.
27 August 2018|
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Response from KateK2524 | Property representative |
Hello, The underground tour is about a mile underground. Half way around there are 61 steps down. The stair case is a metal stair case similar to a fire exit with a landing stage at about every 20 steps. You don't have to... More