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  Miners Village
by eddilowe

The caverns were opened to visitors in the 1970s. There are two trips down into the caverns, a reconstructed miners village, slate splitting demonstrations and much more.

There is a free car park and it is free to look at the surface exhibitions.

All charges for the 2 trips down into the caverns are given on the website but as a guide, we paid £13.25 each to go on both rides. It is £8.75 to go on either ride so it is more cost effective to pay for both to start with. Dogs are not allowed on the mine rides.

The two rides are the miners tramway and the deep mine, both very interesting. It can be quite chilly underground and at each stop on the walk round the deep mine they turn off the lights which seemed to upset some of the young children on our trip and ther'es not much to keep them visually stimulated and interested. You only really get the benefit from the marriage of the commentary (a recording told through the eyes of a welsh miner of the time) and the scenes set up in each cavern.

Open every day of the year from 10am except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. The last tours into the Mines are 5.15pm (March to September) & 4.15pm (October to February).

There is a large cafe, Victorian Pub and Licensed Restaurant. (For restaurant bookings, Tel: +44 (0)1766 830 523), The cafe offers a varied menu, including hot meals and is good value.

The traditional sweet shop in the village exhibition is great.

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Address: Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd LL41 3NB
Directions: Llechwedd Slate Caverns are situated on the A470 between Blaenau Ffestiniog & Dolwyddelan. 3/4mile from Blaenau.
Phone: +44 (0)1766 830 306
Website: http://www.llechwedd-slate-caverns.co.uk/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 9, 2005
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