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Chwarel Hen Llanfair Slate Caverns

Old Llanfair Stores A496 Coast Road, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2SA, Wales
+44 1766 780247
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if you have an imagination you'll like it

rather than go down the very touristy other slate mines nearby we went down here where all you get... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Ian_Kerr2014
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Interesting and informative way to spend an hour or so

A really interesting set of mines. Fantastic price and the fact it's a self-tour means you can... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
CookSamJ
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Old Llanfair Stores A496 Coast Road, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2SA, Wales
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

rather than go down the very touristy other slate mines nearby we went down here where all you get is a torch, a hardhat and half a dozen panels on life in the slate mines. For us that was perfect. very reasonably priced as well...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

A really interesting set of mines. Fantastic price and the fact it's a self-tour means you can explore the mines at your own leisure. Good gift shop with knowledgeable staff on hand to answer any questions. The view from the carpark is incredible too.

Thank CookSamJ
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We visited these caverns as it was a rainy morning and we were in the area. The lady in the shop was very friendly and gave us a hard hat and a torch each and off we went to explore on our own. we had...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Excellent visit - warm welcome, great advice for a disabled visitor, and a good shop and cafe. Good to be left to explore without being bothered

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Great for the kids to explore. They get a hard hat and a torch and you can look round at your leisure as it's self guided. Kids really loved it and enjoyed the gift shop too.

Thank sbarker123
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent stop off for an hour and it could be combined with a trip to Harlech castle which is only 2 miles away. You get given a torch and hard hat and off you go. The torch is only needed for reading...More

Thank brenhell
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This is a disused slate mine. The entrance fee is a bit hefty but I suppose reasonable considering that the mine is quite big and there will be safety concerns in making it open to the public. We went there with an 8 year old...More

1  Thank Nick I
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Friendly staff and cheap with free parking. Not a huge attraction but you could really imagine what it must have been like to work there.

Thank Jenny M
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This was a self guided tour of the cavern. It gave a good insight into the lives of slate miners. It was good to be able to explore the cavern without any time constraints.

Thank Ann H
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Wonderful. Being able to look around with no time restriction is good. The mine is high up in the cliff overlooking the sea at Harlech. There is parking near the entrance but not many spaces. If you are ok to walk up a steep road...More

2  Thank chandrah874
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Michelle H
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Response from Nick I | Reviewed this property |
The caverns are very large so no matter how tall you can stand up. The passageways between caverns are considerably smaller but short in length so you don't have to crouch for very long.
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