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Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Underground Attractions North Wales

Buried deep under the mountains of Snowdonia lies an extraordinary story.

It's 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. And it's a story which is now being told and experienced in an brand new innovative interactive environment fit for the 21st century.

The Deep Mine Tour (brand new tour re-launched March 2016)
No one comes out of the mine without feeling profoundly touched by the extraordinary story of Llechwedd's Victorian miners.

Llechwedd's deep mine tour – which takes you down 500ft into the belly of the mountain on one of the steepest cable railways in the world – makes use of extraordinary light projections, enhanced reality technology and explosive special effects to bring to life the harsh experience of the men and boys who worked deep under the Welsh mountains in the 19th century.

Traditional storytelling is a key feature: Llechwedd’s expert local guides, many of whom have multi-generational family links to the slate industry and incredible family stories of their own, accompany visitors around the mine's caverns and tunnels on the hour-long tour.

There are plenty opportunities to join in – from climbing up the miner’s chains to drilling with a Victorian 'jumper' – or even trying your hand at splitting the slate.

Expect a great story with humour, poignancy, lots of interactivity and an experience that will stay with you for a long time after you emerge back into the daylight.

The Off Road Quarry Explorer Tour
The off road Quarry Explorer Tour takes visitors to the top of Llechwedd’s incredible man-made slate summits: formidable slate mountains that were – incredibly - hand built by the men and boys who worked in the mine in the 19th and early 20th century.

Visitors are taken on an awe-inspiring off road tour of the fascinating 2000 acre slate site in open sided 4 x 4 military trucks. There’s some challenging terrain, and you’ll need to buckle up and hold on tight as the specialist 4 x 4 vehicle tackles rocky gradients of up to 1:3.


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Underground Lake at Llechwedd Slate Caverns
Deep Mine Cabin at Llechwedd Slate Caverns
Deep Mine Tunnel at Llechwedd Slate Caverns
Llechwedd Llechwedd Gallery In the Mill
Deep Mine Cabin at Llechwedd Slate Caverns
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Opening Times

Open From 9.30am year round except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day


Whole Day
£30.00 per person

Whole Day Family
£25.00 per person

Deep Mine Tour
£20.00 per person

Family rates
Family discount of £5.00 per ticket for adult and child, when you buy a ticket with a child

Quarry Explorer Prices
£20.00 per person

Group rates (10 or more)
Group Rate Prices (10 or more)
£12.50 per person


Call us on 01766 830306
for special rates
or email bookings@llechwedd.co.uk

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Llechwedd Slate Caverns
Blaenau Ffestiniog
LL41 3NB
01766 830306

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