Chwarel Hen (Llanfair) (Slate Caverns) Reviews
Description:The Slate Caverns / Llanfair / Harlech / LL46 2SA / Tel: 01766 780247 / The entry to this old but important slate mine ... more
Chwarel Hen (Llanfair) (Slate Caverns) ... is through the main tunnel, under the twin arches of the crypt, and into the lofty cathedral cavern. Remember that the tunnels and caverns you are about to see are all man made over a 100 years ago with only a candle for lighting. The slate in this mine, which is found in veins between layers of ancient Pre-Cambrian rocks, is among the oldest in the world. Many industrial towns in Britain and Ireland have the original roofs made of Llanfair slate.
Newest Review: ... of the buildings that we would imagine selling tickets. At this point we were wondering exactly where the caverns were because we failed to see anything that remotely looked like a cave tour. After entering the shop we went straight to the front to enquire about tickets and find out where we needed to go and what we needed to do etc. The lady within the shop was very friendly and polite ... more
Customer Chwarel Hen (Llanfair) (Slate Caverns) Reviews (1)
by - written on 31/08/11 (Very useful, 176 readings)
Approximately two years ago we visited some slate mines and although we found it highly interesting we didn't think we would want to go back there, there really is only so much slate that you can handle however, several weeks back whilst on holiday we found a tourist leaflet for the slate caverns in Harlech. Having never been to this one before and the leaflet and prices looking very appealing we decided it might be worth visiting so we decided to venture that way to take a look. Officially named Chwarel hen Llanfair Slate caverns, being such a mouthful, I will proceed to call it the slate caverns. The slate caverns are situated within the small town of ... Read the complete review
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