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Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB, Wales
+44 1766 830306
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Not cheap but worth every penny - cannot recommend warmly enough.

I fear we're by no means the first to come here primarily seeking refuge from the driving rain... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
janmakarta
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Munich, Germany
Not sure what we expected but surpassed on every level

We had been to Zip World the previous day and wanted a different experience for the Sunday - we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Andi M
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York, United Kingdom
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Llechwedd where history and adventure collide to make a great day out for the whole family.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I fear we're by no means the first to come here primarily seeking refuge from the driving rain rather than because of a burning interest in slate mining (I'm ashamed to say) but we left buoyant with enthusiasm for the tour and our guide ("my...More

Thank janmakarta
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had been to Zip World the previous day and wanted a different experience for the Sunday - we phoned ahead and booked on a trip but when we got there we we also decided to get a quarry tour as well - the staff...More

Thank Andi M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Such a good choice, glad we decided to visit. Our guide Rich, was very informative and made it a interesting and fun experience for the whole group.

Thank Helena C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our experience in the slate mines, very intersting, informative and thought provoking. The guide was brilliant and showed real passion which not only kept me engaged but my two daughters too!

Thank Carl C
Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. Great to hear you and your daughters enjoyed your visit. I will pass on your thanks to our guides.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I had the most amazing time at the slate caverns. Our guide Rich was the icing on the cake and made the tour extremely interesting and fun! An all round asset to Llechwedd Slate Caverns! Would certainly recommend!

1  Thank Lauren T
Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review about Rich ~ he really is one of our treasures! He will be delighted you enjoyed his tour.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour is a must do I never thought that I would be moved to tears by it but I was on more than one occasion. The tour guide was called Richard and he was so knowledgeable and interesting to listen to he made the...More

Thank tonsells4
Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely words about Richard. He is one of our treasures and it is always lovely to see his passion and love of our tour reflected in our customers feedback. The cheese is amazing and it is available at Sainsbury's...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the Deep Mine tour and found it excellent. A quiet day meant we were the only people on the tour which made it particularly enjoyable. Our guide had spent his career in the slate industry and was extremely knowledgeable. The caverns were very...More

Thank RPM1970
Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and I hope you will return to do the Quarry Explorer.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Blaenau Ffestiniog for a week on our honeymoon last week and the mine tour was right on our door step. With this in mind, we ventured over with limited expectations and met our guide for the tour, Rich. I'm delighted to...More

Thank Connor J
Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many congratulations Connor and Harriet!! We are all really pleased that you enjoyed your time on site. Thank you also for mentioning Rich ~ he loves to know that our visitors have enjoyed his tour!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Originally we had only planned to do bounce below and zipworld caverns but when we arrived, saw that the deep mine tour was offered at 25% off if also doing the other activities, so we snapped up the offer and really pleased we did. The...More

Thank Albiccfc
Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Really pleased that you managed to do the tour as well as all the amazing Zip World activities. I will pass on your thanks to the team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the deep mine tour in the late morning, had lunch in the café & the Quarry explorer in the afternoon. School holidays over, still quite busy didn't pre book but were welcomed no problem. It was a nice day but extremely cold down...More

Thank 89lesleyh
Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for making my morning ~ what a lovely review! I will pass on your thanks to both Guides and our team in the Café.

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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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Response from Kate K | Property representative |
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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