Fodor's Expert Review Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Porthmadog Mine

At these caverns you can descend 500 feet on Britain's deepest underground railway to a mine where you walk by an eerie underground lake. Here Victorian working conditions have been re-created, and the tour gives a good idea of the difficult lives the miners had to endure. Above are a re-created Victorian village and slate-splitting demonstrations. Thrill-seekers will enjoy the hair-raising 5-mile zip line, where you can reach speeds of up to 70 mph; visit for more information. There's also a new underground trampoline playground for young children. Wear sturdy footwear when visiting the mine—during busy times you may have to climb 70 steps as part of the tour.

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Quick Facts

Off A470
Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 3NB, Wales


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: £16; zip line £50; Bounce Below playground £20, Mid-Mar.–Sept., daily 9–5:30; Oct.–mid-Mar., daily 10–5. Last tours: Sat.–Thurs. 4:30, Fri. 4

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