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Zip World

| Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, Bangor LL57 4YG, Wales
+44 1248 601444
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Exhilarating! Exciting! Fun!

What an experience! I would definitely recommend this activity/company for those seeking excitement... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Katie B
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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VELOCITY is AMAZING!

We booked this a while ago so had plenty of time to get excited (and nervous!) On the day the staff... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Laura S
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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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Zip World Snowdonia is the longest zip wire in the northern hemisphere and is the fastest in the world! Reaching speeds of up to 100 mph, it is also a guided adventure experience that lasts for approx 2 hours, and is located in the most dramatic of settings - Penrhyn Quarry which is nestled amongst the mountains of north Wales. Zip World is a first for the UK, the site contains two specially constructed and amazing zip lines, the 'little zipper' first will take you down to the bottom of the quarry, reaching speeds of up to 40mph, you will then pick up your specialised vehicle for a magnificent quarry tour in what was once the largest slate quarry in the world, before then zip lining back down over a mile, looking down at what was until the 1950s the largest man-made hole on the planet. Experience the nearest thing to flying today!!!!!
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, Bangor LL57 4YG, Wales
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+44 1248 601444
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"worth every penny"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an experience! I would definitely recommend this activity/company for those seeking excitement and an adrenaline rush! I have never participated in an activity similar to this but I would consider doing it again after today! Throughly enjoyed the experience! Diolch!

Thank Katie B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We booked this a while ago so had plenty of time to get excited (and nervous!) On the day the staff were so professional and all know exactly what they are doing at each point that it all felt very very safe. The practice zip...More

1  Thank Laura S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So I took the plunge and went on the worlds fastest zip wire in Penrhyn Quarry in Bethesda with a friend. Spectacular, inspiring, amazing are some of the adjectives I could use. The experience is sensational and the staff were so knowledgeable who all hard...More

Thank AbbasMIr
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I purchased velocity for my partner for Christmas and travelled all the way up (6 hour drive) from Plymouth at 2am Saturday morning. I have to say that when we made such a special trip all that way we are hugely disappointed. My partner took...More

Thank Emilie P
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Zip World T, Manager at Zip World, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Emilie Firstly I am very sorry that we were unable to provide your partner with the free video on the day that you visited. I completely agree that you should have been advised about the video's being unavailable that day and of the alternative...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Booked on line as a surprise for my wife. Booking very straightforward. Arrived in plenty of time and went to reception. The staff were really helpful fully explaining what we were in for. We were soon ready to get kitted up & it was then...More

1  Thank WOZZAMAN1964
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today and did the Velocity Zipline with my Girlfriend. At first when I booked up online I did wonder if it warranted the cost. Arrived this morning and were met by a very helpful enthusiastic employee. We cannot stress how professional the whole Team...More

1  Thank Wayne E N R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From being kitted out to de-kitting this experience was fantastic. 13year old adrenaline junkie birthday treat, came away smiling after hitting high speeds on velocity in high winds. Unexpected 2nd zip wire trip to transport settled any nerves. Worth every penny.

1  Thank Clare B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my husband visited zip World while on holiday in North Wales. It was a great experience and we would recommend it to anybody in the area. The staff were amazing and very knowledgeable and made you feel totally at ease. We did two...More

1  Thank Lottiyt
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Zip World T, Adventure Booking Centre at Zip World, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello there, Thank-you for your review and recommendation. We are pleased that you had an amazing experience with us here at Zip World! We will pass the great feedback on to our team on site. If you enjoyed Velocity we would highly recommend the Caverns...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked Velocity for myself and my partner and needless to say we were both very nervous! The staff were all brilliant and the organisation I couldn't fault. I'm so glad I did this and I recommend it to anyone! They send you a free...More

1  Thank Emma P
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Zip World T, Adventure Booking Centre at Zip World, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Emma, Thank-you for your review and recommendation. We are pleased to hear that you both had an incredible experience! We will pass the great feedback on to our team on site. If you enjoyed Velocity at Penrhyn Quarry we would highly recommend the Caverns...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Forgot to write this review at the time, I went with my wife the other year as it's something I always wanted to do, personally I'm only interested in the Velocity high speed zip. They give you a briefing and then try you out on...More

Thank Philip H
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Zip World T, Adventure Booking Centre at Zip World, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Philip, Thank-you for your review and recommendation. We are pleased to hear that you had a fantastic time participating on Velocity at Penrhyn Quarry. It is the fastest zip wire in the world, a must for the bucket list! We are currently constructing two...More

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Luke S
23 February 2018|
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Response from Philip H | Reviewed this property |
you have to ring them up and see if there is a special offer to do them all
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Hannah M
19 February 2018|
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Response from dwiltcher | Reviewed this property |
Bangor would be the nearest. Then a bus ride to the site. Try googling bus routes from Bangor station (approx 1hr15 mins) or taxi which should take about 20 minutes.
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Abergail2018
16 February 2018|
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Response from Kevin B | Reviewed this property |
No pets allowed i'm afraid, the harness is specialised to an individuals specific weight and it wouldn't be fair on any dog to go down a Zip at 100mph
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