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Sunnysands Caravan Park Ltd

Talybont, Barmouth,

Gwynedd, LL43 2LQ

Tel:     01341 247 301

Fax:    01341 242 637

Llechwedd Slate Caverns

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.

Opening Times - The site opens at 9.30am and the first tour leaves at 10.00am.

Craft in action - See a quarrymen split slate - watch as a slate housename is made or shop for Welsh gifts made with Llechwedd Slate.

An Adventure into the past - Situated in the heart of Snowdonia, they have been quarrying for slate here since 1836 and taken 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.

Shopping and Eating - Its not all adventure at Llechwedd – you can also visit the shop for gifts and homeware made with our own slate, as well as the Emporium for vintage gift ideas and traditional sweets. They have a café and tea-room as well as loads of interesting exhibits about life in the past.

Adventures on a bike - Since last year, Llechwedd has been home to Antur Stiniog and the best Downhill Mountain Bike Tracks in Britain. Book a day with them to experience this exhilarating sport.

Adventures in the air/Adventures underground - They are now joined by Zip World who have created the world’s largest zip zone, which takes the whole family flying across the amazing landscape. Don't forget to check out the newly expanded, amazing, underground trampoline adventure Bounce Below.

For the Kids... How about joining in with slate crafts and painting a slate coaster to take home?