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Llechwedd Slate Caverns: Fun for the Entire Family

Seated in the historical mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog is the home of the world famous tour which takes underground. This is the Llechwedd Slate Caverns.

First opened in the year 1972 it was once named the Quarry Tours. The Deep Mine, which made its debut in 1979, became accessible by the Deep Mine Railway, which is the steepest passenger railway in the United Kingdom.

It was during the year 1992 that the displays of the Deep Mine were upgraded with audio and visual technology. Finally, it was the year 2014 that the world’s largest trampoline, named the Bounce Below Attraction, opened in the caverns.

The Llechwedd Slate Caverns is labeled as one of the top ten places which attract visitors by the North Wales Tourism board. If you’re planning on visiting the Llechwedd Slate Caverns, you won’t be disappointed with the variety of activities that can easily fill your day. Here’s what Llechwedd has to offer for you and the family:




Victorian Mine Tour

Take a tour through the Victorian Mine by cable railway which takes you hundreds of feet underground. During the tour, you’ll be able to learn about the life of the miner’s family.

These chambers have been unseen for almost 50 years and you’ll be abe to discover them right here. You can even witness a demonstration of how Victorian miners used the dangerous tools they had to work with on a regular basis.




Create The Work First Hand with the Llechwedd Workshops

Get the hands-on experience by visiting the Llechwedd Slate Workshop, which is based in the original quarry building that’s been standing since 1852. Create table mats and coasters with the help of a professional. This is a great activity that you can get the kids involved with. And as an added bonus, they can take their creations home as a souvenir.



New Chambers to Discover

With its new underground tour, the Llechwedd Slated Caverns offers guided tours that take you through the huge caverns to learn about the life of a Victorian family and the work they had to do. The tour is roughly a half mile long, descending with a 61 step journey.




Shopping and Eating

Not only do you get to experience an incredible tour and handmade creations, but you can even do a bit of shopping at Llechwedd, which offers up products that’s made with their very own slate. You can also purchase these products online.

As for food, you can easily snag a tea or coffee. And you can even indulge in one of their many delicious cakes all located in the Victorian Emporium. You also have the option to order a hot meal including the traditional Welsh stew known as Lobscows, a meal that miners would often eat while underground.

Learn A Little History and Have Fun Doing It

Visiting Llechwedd Slate Caverns gives you the opportunity to learn about some interesting history while allowing you to experience some of it for yourself. Make learning a fun activity that’s fit for you and your family; all ages are guaranteed to have a great time.