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 tour here in the heart of Snowdonia.
Llechwedd Slate Caverns is situated near the historic slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. We are a 10 minute scenic drive from Betws-Y-Coed, 30 minutes from Porthmadog and 50 minutes over the mountains from Llandudno.
If you are staying near Porthmadog you can get here on the fabulous Ffestiniog Railway – with just a short connecting bus ride.
Llechwedd opens at 9:30am with the first tour leaving at 09:30am we are open till 5:30pm with the last tour at 4:30pm
Llechwedd is open 7 days a week and includes a new exhibition area, Slate splitting demonstrations and much more. We look forward to welcoming you.
Shopping and Eating...
Its not all adventure at Llechwedd – you can also visit our shop for gifts and homeware made with our own slate as well as the Emporium for vintage gift ideas and traditional sweets. We have a café and tea-room as well as loads of interesting exhibits about life in the past.
Craft in action …
See a quarrymen split slate - watch as a slate housename is made or shop for Welsh gifts made with Llechwedd Slate.
Discover the New Chambers...
After finding the new chambers we uncovered old carts as well as withered items which were used by workers many decades ago. We have kept them to preserve the amazing feats that the miners accomplished.
An Adventure into the past...
Situated in the heart of Snowdonia we have been quarrying for slate here since 1836 and take 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.