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“One off the bucket list ”
Review of Zip World

Zip World
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Zip World Snowdonia is the longest zip wire in the northern hemisphere and is the fastest in the world! Reaching speeds of up to 100 mph+, it is also a guided adventure experience that lasts for approx 2 hours, and is located in the most dramatic of settings - Penrhyn Quarry which is nestled amongst the mountains of north Wales. Zip World is a first for the UK, the site contains four specially constructed and amazing zip lines, the 'little zipper' first will take you down to the bottom of the quarry, reaching speeds of up to 40mph, you will then pick up your specialised vehicle for a magnificent quarry tour in what was once the largest slate quarry in the world, before then zip lining back down over a mile, looking down at what was until the 1950s the largest man-made hole on the planet. Experience the nearest thing to flying today!
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I’ve wanted to do this for a long time but didn’t really know what to expect.

What a professional, well run place. As I turned up I was already impressed with the main building which had cracking view points for spectators.

Staff were friendly and knew exactly what they were doing putting anyone on edge at ease.

The Little Dipper was a nice intro to wet your appetite for the main event of Velocity. I’ve been on a couple of zip wires in other locations but they involve wearing a harness and sitting. Here you get to lie flat which is far more comfortable and provides the sense of flying.

I can’t fault the place. The food in the cafe afterward too was good.

I’ll definitely return and do with more people.

Thank Richard C
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Zip World T, Adventure Booking Centre at Zip World, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hello Richard,

Thank you for you review.

We are pleased to see that you had a cracking time whilst participating on our Velocity adventure at Penrhyn Quarry. Yes we agree, the views are spectacular! We will pass the great feedback on to our team on site, we try to ensure all customers have an enjoyable experience when participating on our adventures and understand that nerves can begin to kick in.

If you enjoyed Velocity we would highly recommend our Caverns adventure at Zip World Slate Caverns which is just a short drive from Penrhyn Quarry. It is a zip wire adventure coarse situated underground! For more information please contact us on 01248 601444 or visit our website.

We look forward to seeing you again soon,

Katie.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

I visited here on April 1st and was so lucky with the weather. It was bright & sunny with virtually no breeze, perfect for Velocity 2 the new zipwire. After getting kitted out with overalls, harness, hat & goggles we rode the smaller zipwire as a practice run. Then it was up the mountain in the back of a truck for the big one! The staff were all helpful and clear about what we had to do. I found the scariest part being suspended and waiting to go. Once we set off (all four of us at the same time) it was exhilarating. Hard to believe we could be travelling over 100mph. The mile long ride was over far to quickly. I loved it and would highly recommend.

Thank Tracey H
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Zip World T, Adventure Booking Centre at Zip World, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Hello Tracey,

Thank you for your review and recommendation.

We are pleased to see that you had an exhilarating experience participating on our Velocity adventure at Penrhyn Quarry. We will pass the great feedback on to our team on site.

If you enjoyed Velocity, we would highly recommend our Caverns adventure, it is a zip wire adventure coarse located underground at our Slate Caverns site which just a short drive from Penrhyn Quarry.

For more information please contact us on 01248 601444 or visit our website.

We look forward to seeing you again soon,

Katie,

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

got bought it as a 50th birthday present.....it was awesome .....so professionally run....i had a 1640 run time ..but it was running 1hr30 over .....the staff were great ......and the whole experience was awesome .......

Thank I7471ZEpeterw
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Zip World T, Adventure Booking Centre at Zip World, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Hello Peter,

Thank you for your review.

Happy belated 50th birthday! We are pleased to hear that you had an awesome time participating on our Velocity adventure at Penrhyn Quarry! We will pass the great feedback on to our team on site.

If you enjoyed Velocity, we would highly recommend our Caverns adventure at Zip World Slate Caverns. It is an underground zip wire adventure coarse within the caverns which were previously inaccessible for nearly 200 years. For more information please contact us to 01248 60144 or visit our website.

We look forward to seeing you visiting us again soon,

Katie.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We rode the Velocity Zip after the smaller taster zip both were a great experience the staff were really dedicated to what they did the reception was easy and speedy everything was fully explained as each stage of the experience progressed to the big Zip. The service and food in the cafe were very good, a great day out.

Thank JEWHFN
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Zip World T, Adventure Booking Centre at Zip World, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Hello there,

Thank-you for your review.

We are pleased to hear that you had a great experience whilst participating on the Velocity adventure at Penrhyn Quarry. We will pass the great feedback on to our team on site.

If you enjoyed Velocity we would highly recommend our Slate Caverns location where we have three adventures; two if which are located underground! For more information please contact us on 01248 601444 or visit our website.

We look forward to seeing you again soon,

Katie.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We visited as a family and had great fun, the velocity 2 zip line was epic. The staff are friendly and really look after you, they talk you through everything and put any nerves you may have at ease. It’s great for older children and teens as well as adventurous parents! The restaurant was lovely too and had a good range of food and drinks to refuel and warm up.

Thank 861melaniee
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Zip World T, Adventure Booking Centre at Zip World, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Hello Melanie,

Thank-you for your review.

We are pleased to see that you had an amazing time with us at Zip World Penrhyn Quarry participating on the Velocity 2 Zip Wire. We will pass on the great feedback on to our team on site, we try our very best to ensure all customers have an enjoyable experience and understand that nerves can begin to kick in.

If you enjoyed Velocity 2, we would highly recommend our Caverns adventure at Zip World Slate Caverns, which is just a short drive from Penrhyn Quarry. Caverns is a zip wire adventure coarse set within the cavern systems themselves! For more information please contact us on 01248 601444 or visit our website.

We look forward to seeing you again soon,

Katie.

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