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Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB, Wales
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Absolutely amazing

We decided to take our boys 3 & 6 on the deep mine tour as my husband and i has been about 8 years... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rachel E
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Impressive and very interesting

We booked the deep mine and quarry explorer tour and enjoyed both of them a lot. When we arrived we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Llechwedd where history and adventure collide to make a great day out for the whole family.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We decided to take our boys 3 & 6 on the deep mine tour as my husband and i has been about 8 years ago and loved it back then. We were a little worried as our 6 year old is Autistic and we didnt...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked the deep mine and quarry explorer tour and enjoyed both of them a lot. When we arrived we were told we're the only people on the quarry explorer tour and therefore we'd be allowed to sit in the front of the truck. We...More

Thank Maurice_SUI
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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much Maurice for your lovely review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your trip on the Quarry Explorer and I will pass on your thanks to Bryn.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We purchased the early bird tickets for the morning tour and we were not disappointed, for £10 each this was by far one of the best value for money tours we have ever done! Our guide Rich with all his first hand knowledge of the...More

Thank Rob S
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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. I'll let Rich know you enjoyed his tour.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Booking tickets on line was easy and is highly recommended so you secure your tour slot. There's a nice area to wait for your tour with fireplaces (we were there when it was cold) and a restaurant with a really great variety of snacks, drinks,...More

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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review ~ I cannot begin to tell you how pleased Richard will be that you enjoyed his tour!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited mainly for the deep mine tour but took the opportunity to do the quarry explore tour as well. Both were excellent and very professional with friendly and professional staff and guides who clearly know their facts. My only slight criticism would be that the...More

Thank danhanson1985
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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing our tour. Your thoughts on how we could improve were very useful and we certainly will review with the team. It is good to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a first class experience and one that I recommend to anyone visiting North Wales. The site is well laid out and easy to access. The underground tour is not to be missed. Lasting for over an hour, you are transported back in time...More

Thank Jeff P
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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks Jeff for your lovely review. I will pass on your thanks to Bryn and the team.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At first I was a little concerned about the entrance fee but forgot about that as it was most interesting and thought provoking . Our guide was a born orator with a wry personna and cameover well in his commentary. The tour began with compulsory...More

Thank chris g
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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Chris for reviewing our tour. I will pass on your thoughts to the team.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The waste slate tips which surround Blaenau Ffestiniog proclaim the history of the town as a major supplier of slate worldwide over a period of a century and a half. Today, tourism has replaced slate quarrying as its major industry. Llechwedd Slate Caverns reflects this...More

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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing our tour Gareth. I will pass on your thanks to Eilian.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife (Lulubella) has already given an incredible review of this place. However I couldn't leave without saying how unbelievable this was. The highlight was our guide, Rich, taking us back to his heritage and all miners (coal, tin, copper) and the struggles and sacrifices...More

Thank Adam H
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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review ~ it was a very special moment when we saw the reviews this morning! Rich was over the moon that you had enjoyed his tour so much! Thank you for making our day.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited today and was very impressed with the whole experience. Booked our tickets online yesterday evening with no problem. Arrived on site and directed to car park by courteous parking attendant. Collected our tickets from equally efficient staff. As we were early for our tour...More

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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks "Southampton" and Lisa for taking the trouble to review our site. It was a very special morning and the whole site loved seeing the reviews this morning. Thank you for making our day! Rich is extremely happy today.

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428jo3
19 May 2018|
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Response from Kate K | Property representative |
Yes you can take your dog on the Quarry Explorer. You and your dog are welcome on site, into the cafe, pub, new pizza cafe and the shop. Unfortunately you are unable to take your dog underground. We do have a dog sitting... More
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Richard C
2 April 2018|
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Response from Kate K | Property representative |
Hi Richard. You are welcome to bring your baby with you but you will to carry them in front of you and not on your back. The reason is that there are places that you need to duck and there is a risk that as you bend over... 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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