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6. Llechwedd Slate Caverns

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Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Take an underground cavern tour and experience first hand how slate was mined, then see how it is transformed into traditional roofing slate and the famous slate fan.
Deep Mine
Visitors descend on Britain's steepest passenger railway, with a gradient of 1:1.8, to make the Deep Mine tour. They travel in a specially made 24-seat car, on a track with a gauge of 3ft.

Miners Tramway
Boarding a train in a corner of the original slate slabbing mill of 1852, visitors ride into an 1846 tunnel, hauled by battery-electric locomotive. Entering through the side of the mountain this journey into the early Victorian past remains on the level, and traverses some spectacular caverns.

Victorian Village
Pentre Llechwedd, meaning Llechwedd Village, was one of two residential communities which grew amid the surface workings of the mine. The last residents left during the 1970s.

The Miners Arms
The Miners' Arms has long been a favourite refreshment stop for travellers on the A470 Llandudno-Cardiff trunk road through the Welsh heartland.

Llechwedd Slate Caverns Address:
Llechwedd Slate Caverns
Blaenau Ffestiniog
LL41 3NB
Wales, UK

Llechwedd Slate Caverns Opening Times:
Open daily at 10.00am except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day
Last tour into the mines:
5.15pm March to September
4.15pm October to February
The Victorian Village is closed between October and March

Llechwedd Slate Caverns Admission:

Single Ride £9.25       
Both Rides £14.75       
Group – single ride £7.95       
Group – both rides £13.25
Single Ride £7.00           
Both Rides £12.50
Group – single ride £5.95
Group – both rides £9.50

Single Ride £7.75
Both Rides £12.50
Group – single ride £7.00
Group – both rides £11.50 

T  +44 (0)1766 830 306

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