Llechwedd Slate Caverns
Llechwedd Slate Caverns offer a choice of two spectacular rides into the vast slate mines of Blaenau Ffestiniog. The Miners' Underground Tramway, which in 1972 pioneered the opening of the Mines to visitors, has now carried over 3 million people, including members of the Royal Family, to explore the 1846 network of tunnels and unbelievably large caverns.
The Deep Mine offers an alternative view of slate mining. An ingeniously engineered vehicle conveys passengers down a 30° underground incline into the lower depths of the mine. Here helmeted visitors walk through exciting chambers and tunnels on a tour unfolding the saga of the men who mined the slate.
On the surface, many other attractions complete an enjoyable visit. Exhibitions on the mine tramways and slate mining, together with the old smithy and the slate mill and the Village Square with its Victorian Shops, provide the opportunity to browse at leisure. Refreshment is provided for all tastes, from the Licensed Restaurant in the old Manager's House to the Caverns Café and the Miners' Arms Victorian Pub.
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