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Corris Mine Explorers

A487 | Corris Craft Centre, Machynlleth, Corris SY20 9RF, Wales
+44 1654 761244
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Amazing trip

Most enjoyable visit, we originally intended to visit King Arthur's Labyrinth, however due to heavy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Andy C
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Exciting and informative journey

I was thinking of going to go for an hour but in the end a good two and a half hours was barely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul G
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Delve around the secret underground world of a Welsh slate mine, with one of Wales' top Mine Explorers; abandoned and forgotten yet full of relics, stories & adventure. Our trips take you into parts of the mine, hand-dug and worked by Victorian miners in 1836 and areas worked up until the 1970s when the mine was abandoned. As the door shut for the very last time a virtual time capsule was left behind which you can now explore. After years of research, our top Mine Guide will share stories of mining life as you explore the underground with some climbing and scrambling if you wish (these parts of the trip are optional). All of our trips run with a small group of explorers which means that we can largely tailor make them to suit your wishes, interests and abilities and those of the other members of your group. You'll discover old mining tools, machinery, drinking vessels, candles and cigarette packs discarded by the miners whilst stories of life in the mine spill out in such a way you can almost feel it creaking back to life. 100% authentic, adventurous and fun. During the trips you're taken into the dark, damp tunnels and underground workings, in small exclusive groups by the experienced guide. There are 2 trips to choose from; the 2 hour Explorer Trip or a Half Day Mine Expedition. In addition we offer a Taster Trip for younger explorers and for those who'd like to try it out first.
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“moles” (11 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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A487 | Corris Craft Centre, Machynlleth, Corris SY20 9RF, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Most enjoyable visit, we originally intended to visit King Arthur's Labyrinth, however due to heavy rain the previous day we were unable to access it due to flooding. So we went on the mine explorers tour with Moley. He was one of the best tour...More

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was thinking of going to go for an hour but in the end a good two and a half hours was barely enough.moley is extremely likable,knowledgeable and passionate about the slate mining industry, we learnt about history, social and economic, geology, geography whilst the...More

Thank Paul G
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. It sounds like you had a very informative and enjoyable trip. We hope to see you back again to do the 4 hour explorer so you can see and enjoy more of what Mr Mole and the Braich Goch Mine...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the two hour explorer with Mark. He is so enthusiastic, really brings the mine and the past to life. My nearly 8 months pregnant daughter was one of our group of 10, Mark looked after her so well, making sure she saw everything...More

Thank Judy H
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I will make sure Mark reads how much you all enjoyed yourselves. Thank you for your lovely review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a 2 hour tour with our tour guide "moley", that guy has a big passion for his job. What a brilliant tour! You could spend hours in the mine but unfortunately we had only paid for the 2 hour trip. We learnt a...More

Thank Jenski-Bob
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a fantastic review! I will make sure that Mr Mole hears how much you enjoyed yourselves. Maybe we will see you back again to do the 4 hour Mine Explorer or even an Overnight Sleepover......?

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the mine with my sister after seeing it advertised on the website for 'Corris craft centre' we paid £27 for the 2 hour mine tour and it was truly worth every single penny. I did it with my sister and there were three...More

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Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Oh wow, thank you for your exceptional review of your Corris Mine Explorers trip with Mark aka Mr Mole. We really look forward to taking you underground again to show you lots more :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the 4 hour trip. I have to say this was an exellent experience! I am now very interested in caving as a hobby as a result. Mark (guide) was very knowledgable about the rock and geology as well as the history of...More

Thank Colin B
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your brilliant 5* review. It's wonderful to read that your underground exploration with Mark has inspired you to take up caving as a hobby - enjoy. Thank you for your wholehearted recommendation to others to explore with us.

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent trip. Mark was very knowledgeable and we felt totally safe. He tailored the trip to all abilities and his passion and dedication to preserve this amazing place made the day really fun. Take warm clothes, 4 layers and wellies. It was 23 deg outside...More

Thank Lucy H
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your great 5* review. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your trip with Mark. Great advice to wear lots of layers, no matter how hot it is outside, it is a constant cool 8 degress underground. You refer to "bargains" this...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Whilst I am interested in mining technique which was well covered, Mark Waite will introduce you to geology and the history of the site. What made the visit for me was an opportunity to sense the lives of the people who worked there, supported by...More

Thank David B
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you for your really informative review. It's wonderful to read that you enjoyed your time exploring underground with Mark as much as you did.

Reviewed 23 June 2017

There are many mines now as tourist attractions across the UK but this is not really a tourist attraction because this mine is un-spoilt and left abandoned as it was when it closed. No special effects or electronic thrills or lights. You get a guide...More

Thank Christopher F
Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Oh wow! Thank you so very much for your brilliant review - we are really chuffed to have been the highlight of your honeymoon - thank you and many congratulations to you both.

Reviewed 28 May 2017

What a start to the day. We had read the information on the website the night before and left with plenty of time to arrive 20 minutes before the tour began. It seemed everything was against us (traffic, caravans, etc) needless to say the SatNav...More

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Shirley O, Manager at Corris Mine Explorers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Thank you for your outstanding review. We are pleased to read that on this occassion we were able to delay the group and that things worked out for you. We do try to be as accommodating as we possibly can be. We look forward to...More

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Cate13
13 June 2017|
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Response from Shirley O | Property representative |
Hi, thank you very much for your enquiry and interest. I work at Corris Mine Explorers and will try to answer your question in detail. All of the "challenging" sections of the Corris Mine Explorers visit are optional. I... More
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