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Llechwedd Slate Caverns

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Address: Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB, Wales
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Llechwedd where history and adventure collide to make a great day out for...

Llechwedd where history and adventure collide to make a great day out for the whole family.

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We were 4 adults of different ages and an 11 year old. We visited the slate mines back in 2001 when they still offered 2 tours and then found them very interesting. Our guide on... read more

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Pretoria, South Africa
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were 4 adults of different ages and an 11 year old. We visited the slate mines back in 2001 when they still offered 2 tours and then found them very interesting. Our guide on the tour was knowledgeable and interesting to listen to and one actually felt sorry for these miners working their life away in the dark. The... More 

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took this tour this week with Rich (the very amusing 35 year slate veteran) and were pleasantly surprised. We didn't really know what to expect from the tour but we were amazed by the projected light show throughout the cavern which was enlightening as to life in the mines. Rich was a humbling tour guide and opened our eyes... More 

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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you Nia for your kind review. You made Richard's day this morning! More 

Llan Ffestiniog, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We live 3 miles away from this former slate quarry so when our friends came to visit us, we used to take them to this historical site to experience one of the underground mine tours (there used to be 2 to choose from). We recently re-visited on Wednesday and were all disappointed. There is now only 1 deep mine tour... More 

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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Jilly. Being local you will know that the over the recent few years there have been some developments at The Slate Caverns which have involved our partner Zip World. These adventurous activities I know are not to everybody's taste but they have given the Slate Caverns a new lease of life brining more visitors to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We decide to visit slate caverns spontaneously. And it wasnt a mistake. Visit start from funny chatting with our guide Richard. I think being a guide with extremely busy time as half term where is a lot of kids visiting is not a easy job. But He made amazing job.He could not only interest the adults and especially kids. All... More 

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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review ~ Richard is really pleased that his Cheese & Jam sandwich idea is such a hit! More 

manchester
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me, my husband and 15 year old son enjoyed the one hour early morning visit. I am pleased we paid the 'early bird' reduced price of £10.00 because this review might have read differently if we paid the full price. Unfortunately our tour guide was not the best, I can't remember his name but his appearance is very characteristic and... More 

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went down the mine with my 8 and 6 year old children whilst my wife was at the Zip World attraction. I think I liked it more than the kids, but it was an interesting experience to see how slate was mined and what a difficult life the miners had. Staff here were great with a very dry sense... More 

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Wirral & France
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended the explorer tour (see separate review) no time for us to do anything else but this centre has a great buzz and energy about it. To reiterate some of my previous info, the caverns are a fair distance from the centre of town would recommend a taxi if not self driving and whatever you are doing, warm clothes are... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a really fun tour with our guide Tamyn (I think that's right). Very knowledgeable and passionate about the mine, this came across in the way she delivered the tour and she made the tour really good fun. She was great with the kids in the group and adults alike. A few personal touches thrown in made it a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked our early discounted tickets online the week before for the 10.30am slot well worth the money. I took my son (7yrs) on with me and he like it and took a lot from it. Brain our tour guide was great with the kids got them involved and talk to them about what it was like to work down... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a day out here with the family as I heard the caverns have recently had a makeover. Our tour guide was a lovely lady called Val, who did a terrific job and really knew her stuff! She made really engaged in the tour and made it enjoyable, (even if the crowd was a little tough). Totally worth the money,... More 

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Kate K, Manager at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, responded to this review

Thank you Sam for your kind words. It is always a great day when we see that our customers have enjoyed their day! Will pass on you comments to Val. Many thanks Kate More 

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