Llywernog Silver Lead Mine

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Llywernog Silver Lead Mine: Llywernog is an authentic 18th century silver mine. A visit to Llywernog offers a fascinating insight into life nearly 200 years ago, when the mine employed over 60 people. Today, Llywernog is a fascinating and educational family adventure. Explore the Miners Trail a self-guide footpath around the old workings linking the natural and man made features of the 7 acre site. Go deep underground on the caplamp tour beyond the earthquake zone and into the of a forgotten world. Also See and touch the wealth of artifacts on display in the dramatic exhibitions, including working waterwheels. Bring your mail to be posted underground in Mid Wales in the dripping depths of Balcombes Level!

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Ghost Tour

Hear folk tales of the supernatural and mining superstitions, Explore the mine by candlelight and hear the 'knockers' hard at work in the darkness. Wander through the dead forest and into the ancient buildings.

The mine is an atmospheric place in daylight. At night, the tunnels are alive with different sounds and shadows! We take you into two of the mine chambers, or stopes, both dating from 200 years ago. The Big Stope has a distinct 'cold spot' where an old ladderway once ran up to the surface. Many mediums have told of a child's spirit here and an accident long ago! The second chamber forms part of Poole's Mine and is a place where many Orbs have appeared in photographs. Can you see the Red Soldier? This Napoleonic War figure sometimes turns up in photographs as well and we have the proof! Over 300 years of mining history is all around you on this fascinating experience.

Booking: only via email silverrivermine@aol.com

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How to get here


On the A44, just 15 minutes drive from Aberystwyth and 45 minutes from Aberaeron, Machynlleth and Rhyader

From Devils Bridge
Take the A4120 to Ponterwyd. Turn Left at the T-Junction onto the A44, and after a mile the Mine is on the Right-Hand side of road (opposite the Red Kite Cafe).

From Aberystwyth
Take the A44 for approximately 11 miles (passing the Nantyrarian Forest Centre). The mine is on the Left-Hand side of the A.44 (opposite the Red Kite Cafe).


Opening times (22 March - 31 May):
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM10:30 AM - 5:00 PM10:30 AM - 5:00 PM10:30 AM - 5:00 PM10:30 AM - 5:00 PM10:30 AM - 5:00 PM-

Opening times (June - August):
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM10:00 AM - 6:00 PM10:00 AM - 6:00 PM10:00 AM - 6:00 PM10:00 AM - 6:00 PM10:00 AM - 6:00 PM-

Opening times (September - October):
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM11:00 AM - 5:00 PM11:00 AM - 5:00 PM11:00 AM - 5:00 PM11:00 AM - 5:00 PM11:00 AM - 5:00 PM-

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Address: Llywernog Silver Lead Mine, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales, SY23 3AB, UK
Phone: +44 1970 890620
Email: silverrivermine@aol.com
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