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Slate mine tour Team Rich

We had the best time The tour takes you deep into the caverns and back in time where you not only... read more

Reviewed today
North Wales, United Kingdom
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Visit Deep Mine where slate was quarried for a 100 Years.

This is a rare opportunity to get an insight into the tough, dangerous life of a slate miner. If an... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Roger B
St Austell, United Kingdom
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Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB, Wales
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had the best time The tour takes you deep into the caverns and back in time where you not only get to see the magnificent caves but learn the amazing history behind them. This was made all the more fun by our fantastic tour...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a rare opportunity to get an insight into the tough, dangerous life of a slate miner. If an injury did not get you, the dusty atmosphere would possibly leave you with a shortened painful life. The 90 minute tour is good value and...More

Thank Roger B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the slate caverns at The Deep Mine on a rainy day. Our guide, Phil Green, took us trough the history of the mine, the families working there and gave a lot more info on slate. It was a very exciting trip where you go...More

Thank Sherazade4
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just back from our visit this afternoon. It was raining so thought we'd do the tour of the Slate Caverns. So glad we did. Really friendly, knowledgeable guide (Alan) telling the story of the miners and what their lives were like - very moving. Fantastic...More

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 2 days ago

The deep mine tour is fantastic, its interactive, informative and really well organised, i love it, we had a great guide, thanks Steve and really enjoyed our experience, i would recommend it to anyone who heads to Snowdonia. The whole team at deep mine tour...More

Thank Jenelle A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took both the cavern trip which educates about how miners worked in the past, and the quarry tour showing how slate is mined now. They are worth doing together as you see old and new, and they were running an offer giving half price...More

Thank MXW27
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a cracking trip down the deep mine today, our tour guide, Steve, was very knowledgeable and added a personal touch. The tour itself was fascinating and I would recomend it to everyone. Got a new found respect for miners eveywhere.

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Phil our guide was very informative on the mine workings. The videos in the mine were well done and showed the life of a miner and how short life was as a slate miner, if you are interested in life of a miner this is...More

Thank nomkc
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went on the mine tour today, our guide Phil was very knowledgeable, lots of good info. Steps in the mine steap and a couple broken but in all a great experience.

Thank Chris j
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a great experience overall. Seeing the deep mine (500 ft down) intact with history and context, as well as being able to use tools from the time, truly gave me an appreciation of the history of the mine. And I would also like...More

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19 May 2018|
Response from Kate K | Property representative |
Yes you can take your dog on the Quarry Explorer. You and your dog are welcome on site, into the cafe, pub, new pizza cafe and the shop. Unfortunately you are unable to take your dog underground. We do have a dog sitting... More
Richard C
2 April 2018|
Response from Kate K | Property representative |
Hi Richard. You are welcome to bring your baby with you but you will to carry them in front of you and not on your back. The reason is that there are places that you need to duck and there is a risk that as you bend over... More
18 July 2017|
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Response from Kate K | Property representative |
Hi, Yes it is advisable to book in advance. On wet days ~ it only rains in school holidays ~ we can be fully booked for the day by 11.00. If you book online you can take advantage of the £10 early bird tickets. You can... More