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Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB, Wales
+44 1766 830306
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Fantastic Tour by an amazing guide

My son and I went on The Deep Mine Tour on saturday as a way to pass the time while my husband and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
hayleymia
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Deep mine tour

This was a very informative tour and our tour guide Rich was amazing, he took us on a rollercoaster... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
IamJane
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Llechwedd where history and adventure collide to make a great day out for the whole family.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:30
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Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday

My son and I went on The Deep Mine Tour on saturday as a way to pass the time while my husband and daughter did one of the zip world attractions. Our tour guide was Rich and he was fantastic. He made my 7yr old...More

Thank hayleymia
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a very informative tour and our tour guide Rich was amazing, he took us on a rollercoaster of emotions. It's not every teenagers idea of a good day out but we are returning to go on the zip wires later in the week....More

Thank IamJane
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had no idea what to expect coming here - we did the deep mine tour. Our tour guide Rich was absolutely perfect - a genuinely entertaining, knowledgeable, friendly and experienced former miner and we loved every minute with him. This was a real rollercoaster...More

Thank jnoWales
Reviewed 4 days ago

Only had time for one trip so booked on the "Early bird" tour of the quarry. Great views and and guide was excellent, telling all sorts of stories about the village, slate mining and the history of the business. Well worth getting up early for...More

Thank Maybe16
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited today with my boyfriend and his son and we really enjoyed our visit. Hard hats and boiler suits are provided to wear - boiler suits optional although hard hats are compulsory for safety. I will say now, I am not very good with enclosed...More

Thank Mandy B
Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Mandy for your review. You made us all laugh this morning with your headline! We'll let Captain Caveman know how much you enjoyed his tour when he is from doing the morning H&S checks!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on the quarry trip and the deep mine, both were very informative, I liked the quarry trip better though the views were fantastic and how the lorry got up some of the hills was amazing, if you go on the deep mine I suggest...More

Thank peter c
Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Peter for your review. The view of Snowdon from the top is the best in Wales ~ but I am biased! Really pleased you took advantage of our offer to do both tours.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The initial rope incline railway isn't for the feint hearted and I wouldn't recommend for people with serious claustrophobia, however you are not on it for very long (couple of mins or so down and back up at the end of the tour). Very good...More

Thank Julian B
Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks Julian for your review. Phil will be delighted you enjoyed his tour.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 4 wheel tour which and the underground tour. The 4 wheel tour was amazing, fantastic views that were enhanced and enriched by our driver/ guide. The underground tour was a little scary for our younger children (6 and 10). They use projections...More

1  Thank Kerry B
Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you your feedback on both of our tours. The Quarry Explorer tour is fun and I will pass on your review to the guide. The Deep Mine tour is more atmospheric and of course it is in the dark ~ hope we didn't scare...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our family and grandchildren on the Deep Mine Tour and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Tour is exciting and educational and you come away with a great respect for those who worked there in days gone past. Guides are very knowlegable and make it...More

Thank Seasickal
Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your review ~ really pleased you enjoyed your day.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide did an excellent job explaining the history of the mine and the techniques used. His stories about the people who worked there were very enlightening and we looked at all the slate tips in the surrounding area in a whole new light, knowing...More

Thank booglesC
Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. Sorry that you felt you were "bumped" by the larger party. At this time of the year we do have many pre-booked groups. You are right the first tours of the day (before 10am) are £10 which should be booked...More

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afs55
18 July 2017|
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Response from Kate K | Property representative |
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
5 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
29 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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