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Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB, Wales
+44 1766 830306
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Fascinating & fun all at the same time!

We live locally and had a visitor down for the weekend (all of us between 27-32) and needed an all... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bethan N
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Just been here with my partner was great fun, lots of steps, lights, slate and history. Really... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Michael H
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Llechwedd where history and adventure collide to make a great day out for the whole family.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We live locally and had a visitor down for the weekend (all of us between 27-32) and needed an all weather activity. My partner and I have been to bounce below many times and knew that Llechwedd mine tour could be a good option especially...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just been here with my partner was great fun, lots of steps, lights, slate and history. Really enjoyable and lots to learn. Highly recommend

Thank Michael H
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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Michael for your kind review.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely great place to spend your holiday whenever its summer or winter! The workers were absolutely great and told us amazing history of the mines! Thanks Brian! We absolutely loved the ride around the quarry!

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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review and I will pass your tahnsk on to Brian.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I visited there to experience the Mine Tour in the morning and Quarry Explorer in the afternoon. It was better than we expected. Very helpful and informative staff, great layout and well maintained. We learned so much about the place and how...More

Thank Jonathan G
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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Jonathan for your review. Our Early Bird tours are available on online for £10 per person. If you book one tour you can extend your day by enjoying a 2nd tour for £10 per person.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great time at the slate cavern. Our guide Rich was brilliant on the deep mine tour and gave us a extremely informative tour. We then did the explorer tour and Mike our guide looked after us well after giving us hot chocolate to keep us...More

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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind words about Rich and Mike. Both are delighted you enjoyed your day with us.

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This place is well worth a visit & caters for young & old generations. They take you on a guided tour & explain the history of the slate caverns. Warm clothing is a must so no shorts with flip flops & boiler suites & hard...More

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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you for your review! I'm pleased you enjoyed your time on site. Very true words about the flip flops ~ happens every summer!!

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

If you are visiting Wales and considering Snowdonia then this should be a must-visit destination. If you are looking to be impressed by the magnificent views, educated without lecture, and exploring life from yesteryear, then this is going to be money well spent. If the...More

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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Many thanks for your lovely review ~ both Rich and Bryn were pleased you enjoyed your tours. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

I have never had an opportunity like this and thought the tour was very well done. Please be aware that it's chilly, so dress warmly. Also wear good, practical shoes. The tour is fairly long with quite a bit of crouching needed for taller people...More

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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

Thank you for your review. Currently our train is being refurbished so it is an opportunity for our guests to walk in the footsteps of the old miners into parts of the mine that are not usually open to the public. There are parts of...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

A step back in time to the slate mining industry, you walk through the caverns, listen to the tales of how it used to be, get some lovely shots with the camera and buy some cheese which is kept in the caverns to age!

Thank Katie D
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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Thank you Katie for your review. Really pleased you enjoyed the tour and were able to take some photos.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

We did the double tour; the Quarry Explorer and the Deep Mine tour. We were originally undecided because the price for both (£30) felt a bit steep and though I still feel the ticket price is bordering on the top end, we're glad we forked...More

Thank Melanie S
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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Thank you Melanie for your lovely review. We are always pleased when our guests have enjoyed their day with us. I will pass on your thanks to Malcolm as well. Thank you also for your comments about price. We have discussed this many times but...More

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afs55
18 July 2017|
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Hi, Yes it is advisable to book in advance. On wet days ~ it only rains in school holidays ~ we can be fully booked for the day by 11.00. If you book online you can take advantage of the £10 early bird tickets. You can... More
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Sheilataylor73
6 July 2017|
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You would be OK underground!! We have a café on site where you can wait we can find you paper and colouring pencils to past the time. There's a shop to browse in and a child's playground ~ with a 3 year old you would need to... More
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Mariam K
30 May 2017|
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Hello, The Deep Mine tour takes you 500ft underground and is about 1/2 mile walk through the caverns dug out by hand in candle light. There are 61 steps down part way round the tour. The Quarry Explorer Tour is a trip in an... More
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