Llechweldd slate Caverns

The mining of slate quarries began in the 19C. After a ride on the funicular down to 30m below sea level, visitors get an insight into the miners' harsh working conditions. You can also go up the mine's man-made mountain in a 4 x 4 (90% of the slate extracted was unusable): the landscapes are lunar.

Useful information


A470, LL41 3NB Blaenau Ffestiniog


+44 1766 830306


20 £

Opening hours

early Apr-Christmas: 9am-5.30pm (last tour 4.30pm, 4pm Fri); rest of year: telephone for timetable; Deep Mine Tour - or Quarry Explorer