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Inigo Jones Slate Works

Y Groeslon, Caernarfon LL54 7UE, Wales
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Great base to explore North Wales.

Anglesey, Snowdon, Bedgelert, Llyn Peninsula, and North West Coast just a hop skip and a jump away... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
JuliusLivs
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Skipton, United Kingdom
What to do with slate

Super selection of products made on site, by keeping all sized bits of slate many types of gifts... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brian H
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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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Inigo Jones Slate Works produces a wide range of products from 500 million year old natural Welsh slate. These products are available at our Showroom, located in Groeslon, North Wales. As well as our Showroom, there is also a popular Workshop audio-tour for all the family to enjoy geological, historical, calligraphy and letter cutting exhibitions, and children can also compete in our quiz to win a slate prize. There is also a Welsh Rock Cafe which offers snacks and drinks to our customers. Come and have a look!
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  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Y Groeslon, Caernarfon LL54 7UE, Wales
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"self guided tour"
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"gift shop"
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"for sale"
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"small block"
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"informative visit"
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"behind the counter"
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"lovely things"
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"blast from the past"
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"cafe on site"
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"would recommend a visit"
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"free car park"
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"staff were helpful"
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"rainy day"
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"great fun"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Anglesey, Snowdon, Bedgelert, Llyn Peninsula, and North West Coast just a hop skip and a jump away. Fantastic base of operations in the North West with a nice town centre and cool historic castle. Unlike much of Wales, it's not too far from major Northern...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Super selection of products made on site, by keeping all sized bits of slate many types of gifts can be made. The introductory video is very informative, the self guided tour is also informative but quite wordy. Although the shop is free to entere there...More

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SlateWorks, Owner at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for your comments. Much appreciated

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The factory shop is accessible and there are disabled parking spaces. I am not sure if the tour would be accessible. We went to the cafe next door which I think is an independent organisation. There was easy access but the food was limited with...More

Thank Peter H
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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for visiting. 90% of the tour is accessible with the exception of the Calligraphy exhibition which is up a flight of stairs. The cafe which is franchised does have a vegetarian option.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Intrigue got the better of me after passing regularly while on holiday. After all I have a Welsh quarry slated roof on my property and with it needing repair what better time to visit a Welsh quarry slate factory to find out more. After parking...More

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Delighted you enjoyed your visit and pleased with your comments regarding the new audio machines which we feel has greatly enhanced our self guided tour. Also confirm we are dog friendly and hopefully pooch also enjoyed the visit!!

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Inigo Jones Slate Works provided a very informative tour through the ages of slate; from the formation of it, to how techniques have developed through the years. We were treated to the new audio tour which was well scripted and obviously well considered as it...More

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks for your comments

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Self guided audio tour takes you through geology, history, types of slate, uses etc as you walk between the workshops. Relatively small attraction but a lot of information is available. You have the opportunity to try your hand at carving an initial on a small...More

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for visiting and for your observations

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

We spotted Inigo Jones when we were driving past but were unaware what it was. We saw a leaflet about it at our B&B and decided that we would pay a visit. We weren't disappointed. The film was interesting then we did the tour -...More

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your comments and we are glad you enjoyed your visit The new modern easy to use audio machines are now in use and this will greatly improve the self guided tour We are also working on improving our exhibitions and this work should...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We arrived on a rainy day and were unable to do the tour so we toured the gift shop instead. It had a wonderful variety of items. Prices were decent, staff was kind.

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Sorry you did not take tour as this is ideal on a rainy day as mostly under cover. Glad you were happy with prices and staff

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We stopped off at the Inigo Jones Slate Works shop on the way to Caernarfon, as we wanted to buy a couple of slate coffee coasters and a Welsh Dragon. Very interesting Slate Shop & Workshop with very helpful staff who kept our kids entertained...More

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Delighted you enjoyed your visit and many thanks for coming

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We didn't do the tour done similar in the lakes. The shop was amazing, bought some placemats and coasters, also 2 Macintosh style mirrors. T he guy behind the counter was very helpful and even carried our purchases to the .ca .

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Glad you liked our slate products and many thanks for coming

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