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The Slate Caverns

Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, Wales

Attraction Information

  • Caves and Mines icon Caves and Mines

Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Generations of families have had their lives defined by the mining industry. At Llechwedd Deep Mine, you have a chance to interact with their stories and to hear how every expedition was a gamble, as well as an adventure!

Travel 500ft underground via cable railway into a stunningly recreated environment, with cutting edge enhanced technology. This means light projections, special effects and spectacle with projections over an underground lake! The journey takes around one and a half hours and you’ll learn loads about how this landscape was formed.

The highlight of the day has to be the brand new Quarry Explorer off road truck tour! Hop aboard a converted military 4x4 truck and explore the blasted landscape of craters and caverns. Hold onto your hats as you climb colossal peaks and descend into the troughs of man-made mountains. Plus enjoy fabulous views of the Welsh countryside.

For an unexpected treat, pick up some delicious slate-cavern-aged cheddar at the gift shop. This is an award-winning adventure for all to enjoy!

  • Brand new Quarry Explorer off road truck tour
  • Explore the slate caverns with plenty of special effects
  • Learn all about the historic mining industry


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 3NB, Wales


Click here to visit The Slate Caverns's website
01766 830306

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 17:30

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.


Deep Mine Tour & Quarry Explorer (combined ticket):

Single ticket: £30.00

Family ticket (when 2 tickets are purchased, must include a child): £25.00

You can buy individual tour tickets for the Deep Mine Tour and Quarry Explorer.

Last Entry

1 hour before closing time.

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Eating information

You can pop in for fresh tea, coffee and delicious cakes in the friendly on-site cafe. Or have a hot meal with options including soup and traditional Lobscows – a Welsh stew the miners would have eaten underground as well as freshly made sandwiches, Oink Oink sausage rolls and excellent pies. Disabled access available for our customers. 

Weather policy

The Deep Mine Tour is suitable for all weather, all year round. The Quarry Explorer Tour does not operate in high winds or heavy rain.

Pets allowed

Pets allowed in some parts of the site above ground, but not in the cafe or on tours.

Clothing requirements


Wear comfortable footwear and warm coats for both tours.

Baby food facilities

There are baby food/milk warming facilities available.

Public transport

Blaenau Ffestiniog Railway is approximately 20 minute walk from The Slate Caverns. Nev’s taxis are available on 01766 762465.


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