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Silver Mountain Experience

| LLywernog Silver-Lead Mine, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth SY23 3AB, Wales
+44 1970 890620
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Amazing day out!!

Me & my partner 'stumbled' across this attraction when we were looking for somewhere to go. We are... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Becky R
via mobile
A wet day out !!

although i agree it is a bit overrated as we obviously thought there was going to be more to do... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Lorraine H
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Telford, United Kingdom
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A choice of Actor-led Experiences: The Black Chasm Orcs, Goblins, Wraiths & other Myths. Wales' scariest underground adventure. This experience is not for the faint hearted! Not recommended for under 10's. A Dragon's Tale Why risk the nightmare of Black Chasm when you can join the search for Grotty, Silver Mountain's mystical, secretive and shy dragon. Our new for 2014 actor-led adventure for families. Suitable for children from the age of 4yrs. A Miner's Life This guided tour immerses you in the original and rare setting of the mine, both above and below ground and helps you to discover the fascinating facts of mining life in by-gone times as it would have been seen through the eyes of a miner. Family-active 4 new hands-on features including Shroomy Challenge, Shroomy Circle, Giant's Button Puzzle, Giant's Pan Pipes. Woo Hoo Wood Younger members of the family will delight in the magic of Woo Hoo Wood where they can find their way through the Tangle-Foot Maze, search for the answers to the Woo Hoo Quest, glimpse the Kindlings' Tree Village or try a spot of Den-building - with some help from the grown-ups too! Gem / Gold Panning* Next to the Silver River Water Play area you can try your hand at panning for gems or for 'gold'. One of our most popular activities this is totally absorbing for young and old! * Modest charges apply Silver River Play Area Even more for the kids and the young at heart to enjoy with the chance to safely dam and divert the water in the wooden channels or paddle in the stream and carry on with the dam-building theme! (Crocs/footwear advised for paddling). Mining Exhibition This indoor museum holds one of the finest collections of hard rock mining machinery, tools and ephemera in Wales, reflecting the story of silver-lead ore extraction in the Cambrian Mountains over many centuries. Coffee Shop Our cosy coffee shop offers fresh from-the-bean coffees, teas, delicious hot chocolate, cold drinks and ices, hot soup, paninis, toasties, sandwiches, cold snacks and tempting cakes & muffins. Gift Shop Provides the chance to browse a fascinating and colourful display of gemstone & mineral gifts plus plenty of fun items for the kids to choose from too.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good19%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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| LLywernog Silver-Lead Mine, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth SY23 3AB, Wales
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Me & my partner 'stumbled' across this attraction when we were looking for somewhere to go. We are so glad we did!! It was a bit of a drive, just over an hour from where we are staying but it was so worth every minute!...More

Thank Becky R
Lucie W, General Manager at Silver Mountain Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Thank you for your fantastic review Becky!! We hope to see you back again soon

Reviewed 30 October 2017

although i agree it is a bit overrated as we obviously thought there was going to be more to do, however for two adults it was an okay place to spend a few hours on a wet day in July!! I agree with some of...More

Thank Lorraine H
Lucie W, General Manager at Silver Mountain Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you for your review Lorraine, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you back again next year!

Reviewed 10 October 2017

Came here in around Easter with a friend, his daughter, my partner and our two daughters. It was a pretty wet day but the kids had a great time going on the tours and the guide did an excellent job of trying to immerse them...More

1  Thank Sion M
Lucie W, General Manager at Silver Mountain Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Hi Sion, thank you for your review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Silver Mountain and we very much hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

A group of us (4 adults and 2 boys aged 4 and 6) visited on a Saturday morning in August 2017. The weather was nice and it was warm all day. First off the admission prices are a joke! We paid way too much for...More

1  Thank LaurenT894
Lucie W, General Manager at Silver Mountain Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry to hear that you were disappointed. We are a privately funded tourist attraction, meaning that we do not receive money from the government like many attractions. Therefore a great deal of our visitors’ money goes back...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017

Called in here on our way to Aberystwyth. First visit. Spent about 2½ hours here and took the guided tour with Lucy. She was very knowledgeable about the history of the mine and an enthusiastic guide, excellent job. The tour included 'The Miners Trail', a...More

Thank tjw16
Lucie W, General Manager at Silver Mountain Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you for your fantastic review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and the rest of the visit! Very much hope to see you again, from all of the staff at Silver Mountain.

Reviewed 4 September 2017

We attended with 15 children aged between 3 and 8years old. We can highly recommend this place, the children thoroughly enjoyed, and one of their highlights was panning for Silver. The staff were fantastic and catered for all ages. At first, some of the children...More

Thank stpads
Lucie W, General Manager at Silver Mountain Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you so much for your great review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit! It was a pleasure to have the children come to Silver Mountain, and we very much hope to see you again soon, from all of the Silver...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017

There are some mixed reviews about Silver Mountain, I guess this is based on expectations. We visited on the Sunday of the August Bank Holiday with our 6 year old granddaughter and we loved it. Located about 20 minutes drive out of Aberystwyth it is...More

1  Thank Paul_Bridgnorth
Lucie W, General Manager at Silver Mountain Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you for your great review Paul, we are so glad to hear that you had a good day! We look forward to seeing you back for Terror Mountain!!

Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Went here reluctantly after they cancelled the ghost tour we had booked. The teenagers were getting bored of country walks and the Black Chasm tour looked like a reasonable concellation prize. The site is a little underwhelming on arrival, but the staff were brilliant. The...More

1  Thank Robin H
Lucie W, General Manager at Silver Mountain Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thank you for your review Robin, we hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 17 August 2017

We had a good fun day out here but they could do so much more for the money you pay. To get the most out of your payment you must go on a tour, if you dont you will just be looking at a coffee...More

1  Thank Ronnie K
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We went to the silver mountain experience on a windy dull day, we figured it would pass some time, when we pulled up it didn't look like much but as you stepped inside there was friendly staff and a little shop selling lots of interesting...More

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Aks18f
14 August 2017|
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Response from BlueEmmaMac | Reviewed this property |
only to the main attraction, but not on the guided walks: there is more on the website
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Jim W
18 April 2017|
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Response from BlueEmmaMac | Reviewed this property |
yes, website open now
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Jim W
18 April 2017|
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Response from Simon P | Property representative |
Hello Jim, yes we are! The website is working too. Hope to see you soon. If you have any more problems please let us know. Best wishes Silver Mountain
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