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.
Address:A470, LL41 3NB Blaenau Ffestiniog
early Apr Christmas: 9am-5.30pm (last tour 4.30pm, 4pm Fri); rest of year: telephone for timetable; Victorian village: Apr-Sep - access to the site and tour of the mine or tourist train