North Wales Sights



Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Llechwedd Slate Caverns Review

At these caverns you can take two trips: a tram ride through floodlighted tunnels where Victorian working conditions have been re-created, and a ride on Britain's deepest underground railway to a mine where you can walk by an eerie underground lake. Either tour gives a good idea of the difficult working conditions the miners endured. Above are a re-created Victorian village and slate-splitting demonstrations. Wear sturdy footwear—during busy times you may have to climb 70 steps as part of the tour.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Off A470, Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 3NB
  • Phone: 01766/830306
  • Cost: Tram ride or deep mine tour £10.50; both tours £17
  • Hours: Mid-Mar.–Sept., daily 9:30–5:30; Oct.–mid-Mar., daily 10–5; last admission 45 mins before closing
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  • Location: Porthmadog
Updated: 06-10-2013

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