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“bloomin' marvelous !! well worth the trip !” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Silver Mountain Experience

Silver Mountain Experience
Ranked #8 of 33 things to do in Aberystwyth
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Owner description: A choice of Actor-led Experiences: The Black Chasm Orcs, Goblins, Wraiths & other Myths. Wales' scariest underground adventure. This experience is not for the faint hearted! Not recommended for under 10's. A Dragon's Tale Why risk the nightmare of Black Chasm when you can join the search for Grotty, Silver Mountain's mystical, secretive and shy dragon. Our new for 2014 actor-led adventure for families. Suitable for children from the age of 4yrs. A Miner's Life This guided tour immerses you in the original and rare setting of the mine, both above and below ground and helps you to discover the fascinating facts of mining life in by-gone times as it would have been seen through the eyes of a miner. Family-active 4 new hands-on features including Shroomy Challenge, Shroomy Circle, Giant's Button Puzzle, Giant's Pan Pipes. Woo Hoo Wood Younger members of the family will delight in the magic of Woo Hoo Wood where they can find their way through the Tangle-Foot Maze, search for the answers to the Woo Hoo Quest, glimpse the Kindlings' Tree Village or try a spot of Den-building - with some help from the grown-ups too! Gem / Gold Panning* Next to the Silver River Water Play area you can try your hand at panning for gems or for 'gold'. One of our most popular activities this is totally absorbing for young and old! * Modest charges apply Silver River Play Area Even more for the kids and the young at heart to enjoy with the chance to safely dam and divert the water in the wooden channels or paddle in the stream and carry on with the dam-building theme! (Crocs/footwear advised for paddling). Mining Exhibition This indoor museum holds one of the finest collections of hard rock mining machinery, tools and ephemera in Wales, reflecting the story of silver-lead ore extraction in the Cambrian Mountains over many centuries. Coffee Shop Our cosy coffee shop offers fresh from-the-bean coffees, teas, delicious hot chocolate, cold drinks and ices, hot soup, paninis, toasties, sandwiches, cold snacks and tempting cakes & muffins. Gift Shop Provides the chance to browse a fascinating and colourful display of gemstone & mineral gifts plus plenty of fun items for the kids to choose from too.
newcastle under lyme
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“bloomin' marvelous !! well worth the trip !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2012

wonderful !! we were only going to book the normal mine tour - of which you have a map and take a look at your own pace, but we thought as we have a nearly 12 yr old son he would appreciate the black chasm tour, and we sure did !! Scared !! Oooh yeah !! I dont like the dark, but I really enjoyed the tour !! Spooky, scary and with some absolutly wonderful staff !! It is somewhere I will visit again when we are in the area again. A big well done to the staff !! A wonderful experience !!!!

Visited August 2012
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English first
Wigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bradleys”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

Enjoyed the guided tour through the mine, it was very different but also got the message across about what life was really like

Visited August 2012
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“God fun.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2012

My two boys loved sifting for "gold".
Although not a huge amount to do.
There is a lovely short walk above the actual lead mines.
Worth a trip if your all out if ideas or were hill walking with children around that area anyway.

Visited August 2012
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Aberystwyth
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“A must!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

Very well developed & interesting mine for all ages. Plenty of information to make the visit worthwhile without actually entering the mine. Well set out & sympathetically maintained & developed give the visitor atmosphere & working conditions when the mine was in use. Not to be missed.

Visited April 2012
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Poor Value for Money”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2012

For £5.95 you get to walk around the site (surface only) and apart from one building showing a short film and another one with some old photo's, history and mining equipment there is not a lot else to see or do.

Very disappointing for the price!!!

Visited June 2012
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