Welcome to Llechwedd where history and adventure combine to make a great day out for the whole family
We look forward to welcoming you to Llechwedd home of our world famous underground tours here in the heart of Snowdonia.
Llechwedd Slate Caverns is situated near the historic slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog and is 10 scenic minutes away from Betws-y-coed and about fifty minutes over the mountains from Llandudno.
If you are staying near Porthmadog you are only half an hour away and can get here on the fabulous Ffestiniog Railway – with just a short connecting bus ride. For those staying on the beautiful Lleyn Peninsula we are about an hour from Pwllheli.
The site opens at 9.30am and the first tour leaves at 10.00am.
From Monday 6th of Jan we will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays……….. However, we will be opening 7 days per week during February half term. From Monday 31st of March we will resume to being open for 7 days per week.Please check for updates.
Shopping and Eating...
Its not all adventure at Llechwedd – you can also visit our shop for gifts and homeware made with our own slate as well as the Emporium for vintage gift ideas and traditional sweets. We have a café and tea-room as well as loads of interesting exhibits about life in the past.
An Adventure into the past...
Situated in the heart of Snowdonia we have been quarrying for slate here since 1836 and take visitors deep underground into the mine. This year sees the launch of the Victorian Mine Tour - local Guides take you through huge Caverns to experience the life of a Victorian family at work.
Adventures in the air/Adventures underground...
This year we are joined by Zip World who are creating the world’s largest zip zone which will take the whole family flying across our amazing landscape. They are also building two amazing underground adventures which will blow your mind.