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Quarry Explorer

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How do you fancy exploring our formidable slate mountains with a thrilling guided adventure in a 4 x 4 military truck? Grab hold and join us on a 1.5 hour journey to the top of our man-made summits: an extreme landscape 1400ft above sea level. Our...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB, Wales
+44 1766 830306
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Visited today and decided to book the Quarry Explorer tour. What a great experience. Our guide Bryn was enthusiastic, energetic and really made the history of this tour come alive with his stories and local knowledge. Whilst the ride is bumpy and a thrill ride...More

2  Thank ddurba1
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Visited after our teens had been to bounce below( on the same site) we were given discount because of this. It was freezing (mid August in Wales😬). Driver and guide was lovely and very knowledgable. Was lovely to go right to the top of the...More

1  Thank SLZ499
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived just in time for the 2pm Quarry Explorer and Deep Mine tours. The big army truck bounced along the quarry roads and we had several stops for Malcolm to tell us about the history of the quarry. The highest stop was at about...More

Thank Jean R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did this as we were in Zip Caverns in the morning and very glad we did. It was a bit chilly (blankets were most welcome) but to see and hear about two centuries of slate mining in the area was much more interesting than it...More

Thank KH_London_UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Adventure Tour which combined the above ground Quarry Explorer then Hot Chocolate and the Deep Mine Tour. First off in the morning was nippy..but worth it. Having the same guide was brilliant. Bryn was entertaining and full of information on the mine's...More

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having done the mine tour last year we really wanted to do the tour on our latest visit. Booked onto the early bird trip which is outstanding value, at full price I think this tour is worth every penny. Elwyn our driver/guide was very friendly...More

Thank Hernebay2
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Did this tour after The Deep Mine Tour on a very windy, wet September afternoon. We were told by the driver, that on the previous tour, they all got soaking wet, and that was evident by the soaking wet seats, in this open sided vehicle....More

Thank Jacandhow
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

I was rather apprehensive about the Quarry Explorer tour but my husband being an off road junkie persuaded me to do it and I'm so glad he did. We were met by our guide / driver Bryn. We were given blankets to sit on as...More

Thank Rhubarb666
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Hard to put into words what a fantastic adventure this is. Our guide Brynn was very knowledgeable and his facts were informative and educational. The ride to the top is bumpy and lumpy but the speed is appropriate to the terrain. Would recommend this to...More

1  Thank Ian G
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Visited today and went on the quarry explorer with our guide Bryn. Beautiful clear views all the way over to the summit of snowdon. A great insight into quarrying and the history of the area. This is must do if you are in the area!

Thank mattstaple
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Had a trip on the quarry explorer today. Driven by Malcolm who made sure that we experienced a marvellous tour of the slate quarry mines. Very informative. Amazing views. You really need this tour if you want to fully understand the history and nature of...More

Thank Hazel M
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Not aware of this attraction before arriving but it ticked both my love of North Wales slate quarries as well as trucks boxes. Malcolm very friendly and welcoming. 4 X 4 ex-military truck attacking steep ups & downs of over 100 year old quarry roads....More

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30 May 2018|
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Response from KateK2524 | Property representative |
Hi Jackie, During school holidays and wet days you are best to book on line. From now to the end of the summer school holidays we run the Deep MIne tour every half an hour. So at less busy times you can just walk in and on... More