The Deep Mine Tour

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Explore the living history of Welsh Slate Mining throughout the 1800's

Meet our friendly, expert local guides – many of them have family links to the slate industry going back generation after generation at Llechwedd.

They have incredible family stories of their own and will accompany you on a journey back through time to the mid-nineteenth century. As you travel into the belly of Llechwedd’s mountain – on the steepest cable railway in Britain – you’ll experience some of the iconic sounds which have defined the last century and a half. The clock will turn back 160 years as you travel 500 feet underground.



Extraordinary light projection, enhanced reality technology and explosive special effects will transport you to another time and place. You’ll meet the mine’s owner and founder John Whitehead Greaves, and some of the men and boys who spent up to 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, working underground in semi-darkness.

The Deep Mine Tour is available in English and Welsh and runs every 30 minutes throughout the day.

It takes around 1 hour from start to finish.

After descending, the Deep Mine the tour is approximately half a mile long. This includes walking and descending 61 well-lit, grippy steps.

Please arrive 30 minutes in advance of your tour to be kitted up!

For Group Booking – Call us on 01766 830306 ext 001 or email bookings@llechwedd.co.uk to get a group discount

Each train holds up to 20 persons

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