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Chwarel Hen Llanfair Slate Caverns

Old Llanfair Stores A496 Coast Road, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2SA, Wales
+44 1766 780247
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Great stop

Picked up a leaflet, drove an hour up the coast, and what a great place to spend an hour. Its... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2018
Paul_Joesbury
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Cannock, United Kingdom
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Great visit

Really enjoyed this do it yourself visit. They give you a hard hat and torch and you just get on... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
nottims
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Old Llanfair Stores A496 Coast Road, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2SA, Wales
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+44 1766 780247
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"children's farm"
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"rainy day"
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"year olds"
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"enjoyable visit"
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"great cafe"
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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Picked up a leaflet, drove an hour up the coast, and what a great place to spend an hour. Its light and airy on the first level, and then dark and atmospheric lower down. Me and the kids really liked it, and wearing the hard...More

2  Thank Paul_Joesbury
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed this do it yourself visit. They give you a hard hat and torch and you just get on with it. Lots of information cards around and gives you a good idea of the working conditions, dangerous,damp and cramped. Don't think they would pass...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

You self tour with a hard hat and a torch. They happy to let dogs in. It’s a little light in there and quite cavernous we didn’t find it claustrophobic. The information boards were clear and imparted good clear information. It’s not a long trip,...More

3  Thank Millicent W
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

We enjoyed this as a family for the first time after visiting a lot of tourist mines which have proper guided tours - this was very refreshing doing the tour at your own pace and the children enjoyed having their own torches exploring! Gave a...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Called in on the spur of the moment while passing by and pleasantly surprised. The shop at the entrance has nice gifts, a friendly lady issuing tickets, hard hats and torches. The caverns themselves are well presented, cover a large area and are reasonably easy...More

1  Thank Stuart M
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Reviewed October 26, 2017

rather than go down the very touristy other slate mines nearby we went down here where all you get is a torch, a hardhat and half a dozen panels on life in the slate mines. For us that was perfect. very reasonably priced as well...More

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Reviewed October 19, 2017

A really interesting set of mines. Fantastic price and the fact it's a self-tour means you can explore the mines at your own leisure. Good gift shop with knowledgeable staff on hand to answer any questions. The view from the carpark is incredible too.

Thank CookSamJ
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

We visited these caverns as it was a rainy morning and we were in the area. The lady in the shop was very friendly and gave us a hard hat and a torch each and off we went to explore on our own. we had...More

Thank SussexSandie
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

Excellent visit - warm welcome, great advice for a disabled visitor, and a good shop and cafe. Good to be left to explore without being bothered

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

Great for the kids to explore. They get a hard hat and a torch and you can look round at your leisure as it's self guided. Kids really loved it and enjoyed the gift shop too.

Thank sbarker123
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Joanne186460
December 30, 2017|
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Hi we didn't go so didn't get to find out sorry. I know at zipworld dogs can be I the outside area of the cafe not inside. For the associate bounce cavern dogs are not allowed underground.
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Michelle H
July 9, 2017|
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Response from Nick I | Reviewed this property |
The caverns are very large so no matter how tall you can stand up. The passageways between caverns are considerably smaller but short in length so you don't have to crouch for very long.
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