Where Heritage and Adventure combine

The Slate Caverns make a great day out - you can spend a whole day here travelling deep into our spectacular Mine or high into the Quarry with breath-taking views across Snowdonia.

We have a gift shop, a slate workshop where you can buy products made with slate from our own Quarry, a large café, Victorian coffee shop with excellent cakes, the Quarryman’s Arms pub for locally brewed beer and a grill for sunny days where you can buy a burger.

The site is also home to our pals at Zip World with amazing zip lines and the world famous Bounce Below and to Antur Stiniog with some of the scariest downhill bike tracks in Britain.

Llechwedd Deep Mine tour

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 deep mine tour at Llechwedd tells the story of the men who built this incredible industry which roofed the world. Experienced from the point of view of the mine workers, the tour uses cutting-edge enhanced reality technology to tell the story of their blood and guts, their determination and resilience, their risk and endeavour.

It also tells us a great deal about how our mining forefathers lived, the importance to them of family, friendship and community, and how their lives have shaped our own - and still do.

Quarry Explorer

Join us for an unforgettable off road adventure!

How do you fancy exploring our formidable slate mountains with a thrilling guided adventure in a 4 x 4 truck? Grab hold and join us on a 1.5 hour journey to the top of our man-made summits: an extreme landscape 1400ft above sea level.

Our quarry explorer is an off road adventure that will take you right into the heart of Llechwedd's man-made mountains. Travelling in a military 4 x 4 truck you'll drive up high to the top of the quarry and into some of the massive craters we made by blasting the tops off our hundred-year-old caverns.

You'll learn more about how this amazing landscape was formed, and why it is now the subject of a UNESCO World Heritage Status bid. You'll take in views of North Wales like no other and have the opportunity to snap some great photographs.

News & Offers

Summer Holidasy - Circus Skills Workshops

This summer holidays we are offering circus skills workshops led by our very own Dangermen! Watch out for more details here and on Facebook.

Zip lines are now operational!

imageThe longest series of zip wires in Europe is now open so you can scream all the way from the top of the quarry to the bottom!

Bounce below is now open!

imageMassive bouncy nets to jump around in, unlike anything seen before.

Here comes adventure!

imageThe most spectacular downhill mountain bike trails in Britain are now open - suitable only for the most experienced riders.

For more News/ Offers ....