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Zip World Penrhyn Quarry

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Bethesda
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 9+
  • High Ropes Courses

Attraction Information

Zip World Penrhyn Quarry has the longest zip wire in Europe and it's the nearest thing to flying you're ever likely to get! A much more prolonged experience than the kids will ever have enjoyed to date and something they (and you) will never forget!
The Velocity Zip consists of 4 specially constructed and spectacular zip lines, on both of which you are forward mounted, so it's like being Superman! All 4 lines go side by side, so you can race against your family to see who reaches the end first. With speeds of over 100mph, travelling 700ft above the mountain lake, you'd best be ready for the ride of a lifetime! This epic adventure lasts 2 to 3 hours, so it's very sensibly for over 10s only.
Covid-19 Update - Zip World will be re-opening Velocity 2 from July 6th, and Quarry Karts from July 20th. The Penrhyn Quarry Tour and BIG RED and remain closed until further notice.

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Extended opening hours during Summer holidays


General Admission
All Ages from £65.00

Travel & Contact Information


Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 4YG, Wales

Phone number

01248 601 444



Click here to visit Zip World Penrhyn Quarry's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Zip World Penrhyn Quarry is wheelchair friendly.

For some people with additional needs this may mean that additional equipment and/or persons will be required for safe participation, however additional measures cannot be guaranteed.  Only Velocity at Zip World  is suitable for wheelchair users and must be by prior arrangement.

No, Zip World Penrhyn Quarry have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Zip World Penrhyn Quarry has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info


On colder days, please wear gloves and warm/waterproof clothing. In the Caverns it is approximately 10 degrees celcius. Please wear suitable clothing that covers your arms and legs. Long hair should be tiesd back, all jewellery and scarves need to be removed. 


Feels like flying! 5 out of 5 stars

Home to the world's fastest zip wire, this is a must-visit day out for any thrill-seeking families! After stepping in to your fetching red all-in-one suits, it's on to the practice wire, or Little Zipper. Don't be fooled by the name, this 'little' zip is still pretty terrifying, with stunning views over the quarry from the platform. With a thorough safety briefing, you're strapped in lying completely horizontally - I wasn't blown away by the small one, but it certainly helps you to prepare and get the most out of the main zipwire! A 12 minute truck ride later and you're standing at the top of the quarry with incredible Welsh views and the bright blue lake (even on a pretty wet and grey day!). Once again lying flat, you're sent down the Velocity zipwire, reaching up to 60mph in just 4 seconds. Over the lake you'll feel like you're flying (I felt like I'd stopped!) before coming in to land around 60 seconds later. Taking around 1hr30 from start to finish it can be a long way to travel if you're not local, but trust me, it's worth every minute! Plus, you get a FREE video of your ride included in your ticket thanks to cameras along the line. They even recommend keeping your phone with youm, as this can be safely stored in a pouch on the front of your harness - great for photos!

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