Llechwedd Slate Caverns (Gwynedd) Reviews
Description:Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, Wales LL411 3NB. Tourist information 01766 830306. Fax 01766 830711.
Newest Review: ... today. Also up top is a climb to a viewpoint; Safle'r Olygfa (don't ask me how to pronounce it), but unfortunately this was roped off when we were there, presumably due to slippery slate. The main attraction for visitors though are the mine tours. What we didn't realise before arrival was that there are two tours - The Deep Mine Tour and The Miners' Tramway Tour. We weren't sure how well ... more
Customer Llechwedd Slate Caverns (Gwynedd) Reviews (3)
by - written on 21/10/11 (Very useful, 87 readings)
I visited the Llechwedd Slate Caverns with my family in August this year on a rainy morning in Blaenau Ffestiniog, (no surprise there, Blaenau Ffestiniog is the wettest place in Wales). The gravel car park was big and busy with lots of puddles, which made some parking spaces pretty inaccessible. The entrance is via a short wide building surrounded by slate mountains. Inside is a gift shop, cafe, toilets and an information point near to the ticket desks, these had around a ten minute long queue when we visited. The gift shop was spacious and as you might expect had lots of slate products for sale. There were some very nice items in there although I didn't buy ... Read the complete review
by - written on 24/03/09 (Very useful, 233 readings)
The Llechwedd Slate Mines is located above the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog in the gorgeous Snowdonia countryside. The dry description of the attraction, a museum and slate mine, does not do it justice. This is a fascinating, exciting, full day out for the whole family. The Llechwedd Slate Mines aims to paint you an accurate picture of what life was like for the slate miners of the Victorian age, both in work down the mine, and at home. I found the whole experience quite moving, learning about the miners' working conditions, they way they were exploited by the mine owners, and the stark facts about their short life expectancy. It certainly made me grateful to be ... Read the complete review
by - written on 01/09/01, updated on 01/09/01 (Very useful, 206 readings)
Llechwedd slate caverns are situated in Blaenau Ffestiniog and are a fascinating experience which gives the visitor an insight into what life would have been like working in a Victorian slate mine. It’s free to visit the site and you only pay if you want to go on one of the two underground tours. To be honest you really have to undergo one of the tours to fully appreciate Llechwedd. At the time of writing we paid £37 for both tours and this consisted of 2 adults and 2 children. While not cheap it was worth every penny. If you can’t afford both tours or simple don’t have the time I suggest you try the Deep Mine Tour although this one does ... Read the complete review
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