Llechwedd Slate Caverns where History and Adventure Collide

Llechwedd Slate Caverns where history and adventure combine to make a great day out for the whole family and is home to our world famous underground tour right in the heart of Snowdonia.

Llechwedd Slate Caverns is situated near the historic slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog and a 10 minute scenic drive from Betws-Y-Coed.

Travel deep into the mine and back into the past on our spectacular NEW underground tour. Local guides take you through huge subterranean Caverns to experience the life of a Victorian family at work.

The Victorian Mine Tour begins on the surface where you’re greeted by a local guide who will accompany you throughout your journey underground. You’ll take a ride on the steepest cable railway in Britain taking you 100s of feet underground. Hear tales of the miners’ family life before setting off on our newly refurbished tour. Listen to the voice of Sion Dolgarregddu as he goes down the mine to work aged only 12 and learns to dig for slate with his Father.

Marvel at the massive chambers and discover our new chamber unseen for nearly 50 years and enjoy a demonstration of how the Victorian miners used their dangerous tools! The tour finishes with a visit to the Mill where you can see the ancient skill of slate splitting or even have a go.

 

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