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Inigo Jones Slate Works

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Address: Y Groeslon, Caernarfon LL54 7UE, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1286 830242
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Inigo Jones Slate Works produces a wide range of products from 500 million...

Inigo Jones Slate Works produces a wide range of products from 500 million year old natural Welsh slate. These products are available at our Showroom, located in Groeslon, North Wales. As well as our Showroom, there is also a popular Workshop audio-tour for all the family to enjoy geological, historical, calligraphy and letter cutting exhibitions, and children can also compete in our quiz to win a slate prize. There is also a Welsh Rock Cafe which offers snacks and drinks to our customers. Come and have a look!

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Great whatever the weather

Enjoyed this interesting tour of a working slate works. Self guided tour is great, as you can stop for longer at some parts if you want. Very hands-on too as they give you a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 September 2016
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Birmingham
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited today to buy some offcuts for of slate for an urgent job. Told offcuts of slate outside in yard were all spoken for and that we would have to order what we wanted and it would only be available to collect after Christmas. A condescending male - not gentleman told us this is not a supermarket.! We thought we... More 

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Thank John W
SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. You called in and asked for a tape to measure some slate outside, and you were told that only slates with prices displayed were for sale as other slates in the yard were reserved for specific jobs. You did not ask what exactly you required at this time. You came back and said you had found... More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

An absolute gem of a place! In a time when an overbearing health and safety brigade, seek to sterilise the world around us, allowing those that evade the rules of natural selection to continue walking amongst us, the Inigo Jones Slate Works is a refreshing insight into the past, where common sense prevailed and children learned to look where they... More 

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Thanks for coming and delighted that you enjoyed your visit More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

It's always lovely to visit a place that hasn't been overrun by the health and safety police. Seeing the slate yard as it would be throughout its history is refreshing. Perhaps we would feel differently if we didn't have any common sense or had unruly children running around. We had the pleasure of watching a chap cutting slate. The audio... More 

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind comments which are much appreciated More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We visited on a wet afternoon during a 2 day break in North Wales. We had passed through 'slate country' and were looking forward to finding out more about the history and processes involved in slate mining. Oh dear! The only positive comment is that the shop seemed well organised with decent quality goods on display. We took the £5... More 

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1 Thank Bob M
SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit but you should have asked for assistance if you could not work your MP3 player. We of course meet all current health and safety legislation. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Nice fresh coffee, but very costly if you add food. One Welsh cake £1.00 ! Toasted teacake £2.50! OK if you're desperate!

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments which are noted More 

Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Samuel Johnson said about the Giants Causeway that it was worth seeing but not worth going to see. Unfortunately this slate works was somewhere that was not worth going to see at all. It is very very rare that I write anything bad about any business and I would always try and give the benefit of the doubt but there... More 

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and sorry you did not enjoy your visit but your comments are too general for us to respond to specifically. More 

Tywyn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Went thinking we would see slate being dug out of the ground, but it's more about processing it. The buildings take you back to years long gone and I don't think the "Health and Safety" people would allow some of the conditions around the place today. You can see just how hard the work would have been. They do give... More 

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit and your comments are noted More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We enjoyed this, it's good and comprehensive showroom and the self-guided tour was very interesting and allowed us to proceed at our own pace. Having a go at cutting letters into slate was fun and gave us great respect for the skills involved. The lady behind the counter in the showroom was very friendly and helpful.

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed your visit and many thanks for your comments More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Enjoyed this interesting tour of a working slate works. Self guided tour is great, as you can stop for longer at some parts if you want. Very hands-on too as they give you a piece of slate on which to try engraving your initial - makes you appreciate the skill needed. Good price for the tour. This is a working... More 

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Thank Bubblebev
SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and delighted that you found our tour value for money More 

Nantwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Great place to visit. Shop is full of interesting items, all at reasonable prices. Service was very friendly and helpful. We only visited the shop as we were after something specific which we were easily sorted with. Would recommend a visit.

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SlateWorks, Manager at Inigo Jones Slate Works, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely comments and we pride ourselves on the quality and variety of our slate products as well as our other welsh craft items which all offer excellent value for money More 

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