The Victorian Mine Tour

Slate Mine Cavern underground Underground Train tour Victorian Mine Tour picture Underground mine picture Underground Chamber with Caban Deep Mine Tunnel

Travel deep into the mine and back into the past on our spectacular NEW underground tour. Local guides take you through huge subterranean Caverns to experience the life of a Victorian family at work.

The Victorian Mine Tour begins on the surface where you’re greeted by a local guide who will accompany you throughout your journey underground. You’ll take a ride on the steepest cable railway in Britain taking you 100s of feet underground. Hear tales of the miners’ family life before setting off on our fantastic tour. Listen to the voice of Sion Dolgarregddu as he goes down the mine to work aged only 12 and learns to dig for slate with his Father.

Marvel at the massive chambers and discover our new chamber unseen for nearly 50 years and enjoy a demonstration of how the Victorian miners used their dangerous tools! The tour finishes with a visit to the Mill where you can see the ancient skill of slate splitting or even have a go.

  • The commentary is available in English, Welsh, French and German.
  • Please call in advance to enquire about arranging a French or German speaking tour for your party.
  • The tour runs every 15 minutes throughout the day and takes around 1 hour from start to finish.
  • For Group Booking – Call us on 01766 830306 ext 001 or email to get the group discount.

After descending into the Deep Mine the tour is approximately half a mile long. This includes walking and descending 61 well-lit, grippy steps. You will then walk back up 72 steps at the end of the tour to enter the final Chamber.


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South Caernarfon Creameries Maturing Cheddar 500ft underground

Picture of Cavern Cheddar Maturing Underground                       Picture of Cavern Aged Cheddar Underground                                   

The cheese is matured to a minimum of 11 months. It is then transported from the Creameries in Caernarfon to the Slate Caverns in Blaenau Ffestiniog and left to age 500 feet underground. This traditional ageing process takes place in original mining caverns which have been converted into cheese caves. This process adds unique characteristics to the taste and texture of this unique cheese. in both 2014 & 2015 it has already won many Gold Awards within the Cheddar sector.

New Mini Miners Trail….

A great way for youngsters to explore the site and learn about the history of slate mining at Llechwedd. Follow the trail around the site, answer all of the questions and collect a well-earned prize! You can always ask any member of our friendly staff for clues.

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