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Slate Mountain

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:30
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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...more
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Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB, Wales
+44 1766 830306
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a great experience. Poor weather (I know) meant a last minute change of plans whilst in the area. We visited the deep mine and had the tour. Brian was our guide, and he shared his knowledge and experiences in such an engaging way. Combining...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide Brian made the tour around the mine very interesting and fun, he was extremely knowledgable about the mine and could answer all our questions, even taking the time to take nice pictures of us in the chambers (using his fancy camera techniques!)...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Milliemcadventures
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were a party of 2 couples - we booked an early bird ticket (£10 each) to go down the deep mine on a very snowy day. Felt very special as it was only 4 of us on the whole tour - felt like VIP’s!...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank W2513YNroberta
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole tour was amazing - well worth the entry fee. Firstly off in a jeep with our tour guide Brian to the top of the quarry - we were rather worried when he stopped now and again to pass on information as he would...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Christine B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour with Phil who was very knowledgeable in part due to his family’s history within the mines. His passion shows throughout the tour. Very interesting and enjoyable visit. Highly recommended. Can save some money by taking advantage of the early bird tour.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Clare O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the Early Bird ‘double’ tour, the Quarry explorer followed by the deep mine. Both were great and our tour guide Bryn was absolutely fantastic, especially with our 7 year old who loved it. Even on a freezing day we were well looked after...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Simoneandsam
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

The history is brought to life as you walk around the caves with projections on the walls. Great for during wet weather or hot days!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mike P
Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

The staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable, myself and my partner got engaged earlier that day and they couldn't do enough for us, I would like to thank all the team for making a special day more special. We cant wait to return again in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

We took the 10:30 tour. Because of the season (winter) we were the only ones on the tour. Our tour guide, Ste, was wonderful and very knowledgeable. Because his family have a history of working in slate mines, he was able to give us a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MatthewBowers
Reviewed 6 January 2019

We went on a tour arranged for our group. It was great, very interesting , fascinating and educational . The whole set up underground was atmospheric and our guide was super. There was a fair bit of walking in low level light over some uneven...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Anne L
29 December 2018|
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Response from Ali D | Reviewed this property |
Tour isn't toooooo long, and there are nice bathrooms at the entrance. Just go right before heading down, and you'll be golden!
26 September 2018|
Response from KateK2524 | Property representative |
Yes of course you can bring your dog onto the site. They can go almost everywhere with you ~ pub, cafe and on the Quarry Explorer tour. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed underground. We have a company on site Pet Stop that... More
27 August 2018|
Response from 63joe | Reviewed this property |
We turned up about 2:30 pm last week and and got the 3pm tour and was asked to appear at 2:45 for helmet collection.