Llechwedd Slate Caverns

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Llechwedd Slate Caverns: Set in 2000 acres of land above the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, it's a living, working slate mine that has been active since opening in 1836. 2 underground experiences that go deep into the mountain to explore the mysterious world of the Victorian slate miner. The temperature underground is 54F.


The museum is next to the slate mill of 1852 where the Miners Tramway tour ends. The various exhibitions and pictures show how the slates of Llechwedd made their way down to the coast at Porthmadog where they were shipped to countries near and far. Blaenau Ffestiniog once provided a third of the entire welsh output of slate in the late nineteenth century making this connection to the sea vital.

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Blaenau Ffestiniog bus station is situated beside the joint railway station. The x1 bus departs from here and will stop on the road outside Llechwedd Slate Caverns.

Admission

Opening times (March - September):
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
10:15 - 17:1510:15 - 17:1510:15 - 17:1510:15 - 17:1510:15 - 17:1510:15 - 17:1510:15 - 17:15

Opening times (October - February):
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
10:15 - 16:1510:15 - 16:1510:15 - 16:1510:15 - 16:1510:15 - 16:1510:15 - 16:1510:15 - 16:15
*Closed 25 & 26 December and 1 January.

Prices (One tour):
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£9.25£7.00£7.75

Prices (Both tours):
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£14.75£11.25£12.50

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Address: Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 3NB, UK
Phone: +44 1766 830306

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