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Llechwedd ‑ CLOSED

Blaenau Ffestiniog, United Kingdom
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About Llechwedd
Buried deep under the mountains of Snowdonia lies an extraordinary story: a rock revolution that shaped the look and feel of the world as we know it. A way of life which built communities and defined generations of families in North Wales. The Slate Mountain Adventure tour will take you on an incredible journey across the 2,000 acre site. Kicking off with an off road adventure to heights of over 1,500 feet in an ex-military truck, you’ll visit some of the historic mining sites at Llechwedd - some nearly 300 years old! After a quick stop for a hot chocolate, you’ll head underground on Britain’s steepest cable railway and explore some of the cathedral sized caverns and tunnel systems that miners in the Victorian era called home.
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Kimmy311 wrote a review Jun 2021
County Antrim, United Kingdom171 contributions54 helpful votes
We attended the tour yesterday with John as our guide, he was very knowledgeable and friendly. He made the tour fun and made us feel very welcome. We really enjoyed the mines, the tour was informative and a great glimpse into the past. The video shows and light display were fantastic. I’m sure with covid regulations it hasn’t been easy to carry out the tours but they have done a good job. The tour gets 5 stars from us. The areas that could be improved would be, the online site was hard to see if you could bring a baby on the tour, I phoned zipworld and was on hold for 15 minutes to enquire, the girl on the phone wasn’t sure and didn’t really seem to know much about the mine tour she checked with someone else and said we could take a baby. When we arrived at the tour I went in to double check baby was ok to bring in and the girl at reception said yes as long as she was in a front carrier and not a back carrier so that’s worth noting if going with a baby. You also have to pay for a group of 4 or 6 only so makes it fairly expensive if there is just two of you. Would recommend it to anybody travelling in the area.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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bodyboardpro wrote a review Jun 2021
Southampton, United Kingdom68 contributions37 helpful votes
This review is in relation to the Deep Mine Tour. Parking was good and it was easy to find. Staff at the venue were friendly and helpful. In relation to the tour itself I found it average. I was slightly disappointed at the lighting of the cave chambers. The light show would take place, however it was just a few different coloured lights pointing at walls, I didn’t find it spectacular. However at the end of the light show you would only have a few moments in order to take a photo of the cave chamber before the lights go out and your told to move to the next room. There were a few chambers where the lights remained on however they were so dim it didn’t show the full potential/largeness of the cave. It would have been good at the end of the lights, it does a bright light which just illuminates the whole chamber rather than just parts of it. Additionally at the end there was the lake, however you couldn’t even see half of the river because of the lack of lights. I also felt that we were rushed at times. Overall it was a good tour, however I really think for this place to reach its full potential they should really consider having the bright lights at the end so people can see the cave fully.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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GerardBrown wrote a review May 2021
15 contributions5 helpful votes
It was one of the best trips of our holiday. Incredible! Deep down in the mines awesome. Our tour guide Elise certainly new her stuff.. moving, sad, informative, we will never forget.. very COVID safe, well organised and value for money. thank you so much. Going to visit again with our grandson!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from ZipWorldABC, Adventure Consultant at Llechwedd
Responded 31 May 2021
Hi Gerard, Thank you for the kind words! It means a lot to us here at Zipworld that you have taken the time to write about your experience on site! Its great to hear that Elise provided a great talk for you. The History of the slate mines are rooted deeply in the heritage of Wales so I'm glad that you enjoyed the whole experience. If you would like to book in with us please don't hesitate to call the booking office on 01248 601 444 and one of the team will happily walk you through to your next adventure filled day! Don't forget we have 3 sites across North Wales, and 1 site in South Wales each with their own set of adventures. Aaron
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KatieA08 wrote a review May 2021
England, United Kingdom16 contributions12 helpful votes
Absolutely amazing experience. So pleased we had the opportunity to go! Alan was an AMAZING tour guide, very very knowledgeable. Would 10000% recommend to anyone if you get the chance.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from ZipWorldABC, Adventure Consultant at Llechwedd
Responded 31 May 2021
Hi Katie, Thanks for taking the time to write such kind words! It means a lot to us here at Zipworld that you have taken the time to write about your Deep Mine tour. I will pass on your kind words over Alan to the management on site - as we believe that praise should be passed on where possible. If you would like to book in with us please don't hesitate to call the booking office on 01248 601 444 and one of the team will happily walk you through to your next adventure filled day! Don't forget we have 3 sites across North Wales, and 1 site in South Wales each with their own set of adventures. Aaron
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Kim J wrote a review May 2021
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This is a once in a life time experience. Our tour guide Alun was very polite, informative and friendly. I loved the whole experience and its a great day out.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from ZipWorldABC, Adventure Consultant at Llechwedd
Responded 31 May 2021
Hi, Thank you for such high praise! It means a lot to us here at Zipworld that you have taken the time to write about your experience on site. If you would like to book in with us please don't hesitate to call the booking office on 01248 601 444 and one of the team will happily walk you through to your next adventure filled day! Don't forget we have 3 sites across North Wales, and 1 site in South Wales each with their own set of adventures. Aaron
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