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Silver Mountain Experience

| LLywernog Silver-Lead Mine, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth SY23 3AB, Wales
+44 1970 890620
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On arrival was charged for 2 adults and 2 children even though it was made clear only one adult... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Caroline C
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Great attraction

We visited the Silver Mountain Experience today and had a fabulous time. We arrived at 11am and I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Griffi104
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A choice of Actor-led Experiences: The Black Chasm Orcs, Goblins, Wraiths & other Myths. Wales' scariest underground adventure. This experience is not for the faint hearted! Not recommended for under 10's. A Dragon's Tale Why risk the nightmare of Black Chasm when you can join the search for Grotty, Silver Mountain's mystical, secretive and shy dragon. Our new for 2014 actor-led adventure for families. Suitable for children from the age of 4yrs. A Miner's Life This guided tour immerses you in the original and rare setting of the mine, both above and below ground and helps you to discover the fascinating facts of mining life in by-gone times as it would have been seen through the eyes of a miner. Family-active 4 new hands-on features including Shroomy Challenge, Shroomy Circle, Giant's Button Puzzle, Giant's Pan Pipes. Woo Hoo Wood Younger members of the family will delight in the magic of Woo Hoo Wood where they can find their way through the Tangle-Foot Maze, search for the answers to the Woo Hoo Quest, glimpse the Kindlings' Tree Village or try a spot of Den-building - with some help from the grown-ups too! Gem / Gold Panning* Next to the Silver River Water Play area you can try your hand at panning for gems or for 'gold'. One of our most popular activities this is totally absorbing for young and old! * Modest charges apply Silver River Play Area Even more for the kids and the young at heart to enjoy with the chance to safely dam and divert the water in the wooden channels or paddle in the stream and carry on with the dam-building theme! (Crocs/footwear advised for paddling). Mining Exhibition This indoor museum holds one of the finest collections of hard rock mining machinery, tools and ephemera in Wales, reflecting the story of silver-lead ore extraction in the Cambrian Mountains over many centuries. Coffee Shop Our cosy coffee shop offers fresh from-the-bean coffees, teas, delicious hot chocolate, cold drinks and ices, hot soup, paninis, toasties, sandwiches, cold snacks and tempting cakes & muffins. Gift Shop Provides the chance to browse a fascinating and colourful display of gemstone & mineral gifts plus plenty of fun items for the kids to choose from too.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“the dragon” (27 reviews)
“black chasm” (43 reviews)
“tour guide” (15 reviews)
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| LLywernog Silver-Lead Mine, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth SY23 3AB, Wales
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+44 1970 890620
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On arrival was charged for 2 adults and 2 children even though it was made clear only one adult would be entering the mine... had to ask for a refund which was hard work! Nothing really open considering it was August. We did the mine...More

Thank Caroline C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the Silver Mountain Experience today and had a fabulous time. We arrived at 11am and I expected to leave at lunchtime. However we embraced all the activities and didn’t leave until 5pm! We did the dragons tale tour, the horrible histories style time...More

Thank Griffi104
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Silver Mountain Experience today with my two young children. We first experienced the Dragons Tale tour - it was a fantastic adventure which was spread over the site, culminating with a visit to a mine. The guide, who stayed in character throughout,...More

1  Thank Christopher W
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Lucie W, Manager at Silver Mountain Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Christopher, thank you so much for your brilliant review! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your day, and we hope to see you back again soon. From all of the Silver Mountain team

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven't visited for many years, wow how it's changed. Dog friendly, great staff. Hubby loved the dark chasm. I have severe claustrophobia, and had to make 2 attempts. Staff were so accommodating, I ended up going on that tour on my own the second time....More

Thank Janina F
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Lucie W, Manager at Silver Mountain Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to write your review Janina. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Hope to see you again soon, from all of the Silver Mountain team

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to visit the Silver Mountain last week during a family holiday; there were three adults, two students and two children. You can choose between which tours you want to do so we went for The Black Chasm, as it is described as Wales...More

Thank HelenTM1
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Lucie W, Manager at Silver Mountain Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Helen, thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're disappointed to hear that you didn't think you got good value for your money. As the other reviews show, the majority of our visitors think that it is great value. As both...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great value for what you pay, staff were wonderful can’t praise them enough, we did the dragon tour for our boys, 2 and 10, thought it’d be a bit babyish for my older one but he loved it, and our younger one hasn’t stopped talking...More

3  Thank jennifer90867
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Lucie W, Manager at Silver Mountain Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jennifer, thank you very much for your brilliant review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and we look forward to seeing you again! From all of the Silver Mountain team

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved this place. The staff clearly love their jobs and it shows. Dont be put off by first appearances. We opted for the education tour. The horrible history play, was just brilliant. Well done guys.

1  Thank Samantha F
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Lucie W, Manager at Silver Mountain Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Samantha, thank you so much for your lovely review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you back again soon. From everyone at Silver Mountain

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three adults, two dogs and a grandson had a fab four hours here. Three tours available to suit all ages. A ‘scary’ tour to suit adults and older children , a ‘miners experience’ tour that my grandson aged 6 enjoyed, and a ‘dragon’ tour suited...More

1  Thank Alli M
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Lucie W, Manager at Silver Mountain Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your absolutely fantastic review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed everything we have to offer. We very much hope to see you again soon, from everyone at Silver Mountain

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic afternoon. My 3 year old enjoyed it, and found it really engaging. She loved the gem panning and fossil dig. Staff and Service was very good, nice little coffee shop and picnic area. Thanks very much.

Thank Daniel T
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Lucie W, Manager at Silver Mountain Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Daniel, thank you so much for your great review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you back again soon! From all of the Silver Mountain team

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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Me and my husband went here today. We found that it was a great place to visit. Be it just for yourselves or in a group or families. It is a great day out for everyone. Do not miss out give it a go. We...More

Thank Charlotte M
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Lucie W, Manager at Silver Mountain Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Charlotte, thank you so much for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! From all of the Silver Mountain team

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awayfromhome1970
8 January 2018|
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Response from Lucie W | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for your question. The Silver Mountain Experience is currently closed for the winter, but will re-open on 24th March (with the exception of the Paranormal Investigations special event on 24th February) for the... More
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Aks18f
14 August 2017|
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Response from BlueEmmaMac | Reviewed this property |
only to the main attraction, but not on the guided walks: there is more on the website
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Jim W
19 April 2017|
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Response from BlueEmmaMac | Reviewed this property |
yes, website open now
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