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Address: | LLywernog Silver-Lead Mine, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth SY23 3AB, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1970 890620
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Description:

A choice of Actor-led Experiences:

The Black Chasm

Orcs, Goblins, Wraiths...

A choice of Actor-led Experiences:

The Black Chasm

Orcs, Goblins, Wraiths & other Myths. Wales' scariest underground adventure. This experience is not for the faint hearted! Not recommended for under 10's.

A Dragon's Tale

Why risk the nightmare of Black Chasm when you can join the search for Grotty, Silver Mountain's mystical, secretive and shy dragon. Our new for 2014 actor-led adventure for families. Suitable for children from the age of 4yrs.

A Miner's Life

This guided tour immerses you in the original and rare setting of the mine, both above and below ground and helps you to discover the fascinating facts of mining life in by-gone times as it would have been seen through the eyes of a miner.

Family-active

4 new hands-on features including Shroomy Challenge, Shroomy Circle, Giant's Button Puzzle, Giant's Pan Pipes.

Woo Hoo Wood

Younger members of the family will delight in the magic of Woo Hoo Wood where they can find their way through the Tangle-Foot Maze, search for the answers to the Woo Hoo Quest, glimpse the Kindlings' Tree Village or try a spot of Den-building - with some help from the grown-ups too!

Gem / Gold Panning*

Next to the Silver River Water Play area you can try your hand at panning for gems or for 'gold'. One of our most popular activities this is totally absorbing for young and old! * Modest charges apply

Silver River Play Area

Even more for the kids and the young at heart to enjoy with the chance to safely dam and divert the water in the wooden channels or paddle in the stream and carry on with the dam-building theme!

(Crocs/footwear advised for paddling).

Mining Exhibition

This indoor museum holds one of the finest collections of hard rock mining machinery, tools and ephemera in Wales, reflecting the story of silver-lead ore extraction in the Cambrian Mountains over many centuries.

Coffee Shop

Our cosy coffee shop offers fresh from-the-bean coffees, teas, delicious hot chocolate, cold drinks and ices, hot soup, paninis, toasties, sandwiches, cold snacks and tempting cakes & muffins.

Gift Shop

Provides the chance to browse a fascinating and colourful display of gemstone & mineral gifts plus plenty of fun items for the kids to choose from too.

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Family Visit

Very friendly staff. Mine tour fun with person leading us. Wife & son explored by themselves & really enjoyed it. Facilities very good.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2016
AxbridgeClaret
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We turned up five minutes late and the mine had just closed, but the shop and cafe were open. We were greeted by two people, one dressed ( I think) as a dearf... The whole experience of just being in the shop was toally cringeworthy, and my 10 year old was highly embarrassed by the sillyness of this person who... More 

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Thank sukabewr
Simon P, Owner at Silver Mountain Experience, responded to this review

I'm sorry if you arrived late, but our opening times are clearly indicated on our website and brochure, which I suspect is the real reason for the less than favorable review. We welcome feedback from all of our guests to help improve our business. However, in this instance we have requested that TA remove this 'review' as it is both... More 

Oswestry, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We'd visited the gold mine at Dolaucothi & had a really good time so thought we'd give The Silver Mountain Experience a try. Also, my 9 year old daughter thought the tourist leaflet looked really exciting. After handing over a fairly whopping £35 for two adults & a child we chose the Halloween themed 'Black Chasm' tour. The young lady... More 

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Thank AlfieCar
Simon P, Owner at Silver Mountain Experience, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. Unlike many attractions we are not publicly funded, and we are continually investing in the business and the mining heritage that exists with this unique site. The the majority of our visitors are satisfied with the value for money, finding the experience well worth the admissions price but also knowing that their money... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here with my wife on the way back to Cardiff from Aberystwyth. The staff were really friendly and clearly passionate about their business. On this occassion we only made use of the cafe for a light lunch. We both had soup with a toasted ciabatta plus a tea and juice. The food was tasty and good value for... More 

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Simon P, Owner at Silver Mountain Experience, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the cafe and we look forward to seeing you next season with your 3 children! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visiting the silver mountain experience last night for the terror mountain, from the start we were greeted by a lovely lady on the front counter who explained how the whole event worked & what was to do & rules etc. The actors were absolutely faultless really amazing & really did enjoy their job which is a bonus to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time on the dragon trail, on the fossil dig, panning and water dam. Many thanks for everyone's enthusiasm and the boys loved the pumpkin carving

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Simon P, Owner at Silver Mountain Experience, responded to this review

Glad you had a great time! More 

Holywell, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

what a great way to spend a few hours. Live characters guide you around the enchanted mines and buildings. plenty to keep the little ones amused for a couple of hours

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Absolutely amazing. Scared witless in the black chasm. Lots if information and factual fun history. Catered well for my asd son who asked all sorts of difficult questions!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely day out a great learning experience for the kids verry polite and friendly team couldnt do enough for us thanks silver mountain

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Very friendly staff. Mine tour fun with person leading us. Wife & son explored by themselves & really enjoyed it. Facilities very good.

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2 Thank AxbridgeClaret
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Don't be put off by how this place looks on arrival or the negative reviews on here. We spent a whole day & had a great time. The boys wanted to do 2 tours so we paid for an extra one & it was well worth it. We did the Dragon tour and the 6 year old wasn't too old... More 

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