Discover the story of slate with our amazing unique tours

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Llechwedd Deep Mine Tour

Travel deep into the belly of Llechwedd’s mountain for a true audio visual show!
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Quarry Explorer

An off-road adventure into the heart of Llechwedd's Mountains
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Wales Rally GB

Watch the 2018 Dayinsure Wales Rally GB action at the brand new Slate Mountain special stage!
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Llechwedd Combined Tour

Discover the ‘hole’ story with the Llechwedd Combined Tour.
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Buried deep under the mountains of Snowdonia lies an extraordinary story: it’s a rock revolution that shaped the look and feel of the world as we know it. A way of life which built communities and defined generations of families in North Wales.

The story of slate began 500 million years ago, with deposits of mud and clay on an ancient seabed. Slate was used by Romans in the first century AD and by medieval kings to shore up their defences. But it wasn’t until the advent of the Industrial Revolution that demand for the mighty grey rock really exploded. At its peak, the slate industry in Wales employed an army of 17,000 men. By the end of the 19th century they were extracting half a million tonnes of slate per year and their hand-split wares were being exported to all four corners of the earth.

Choose from the emotional, thrilling and beautiful Llechwedd Deep Mine Tour, head out into the far reaches of the quarries and discover its rich history with the Quarry Explorer Tour or experience the skill and craftsmanship of the Llechwedd Story.

Discover the unique history of The Slate Caverns - book your tour now!

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