About Penrhyn Quarry Tour
Zip World Penrhyn Quarry is well known as a place to experience high speed, high adrenaline adventure, but it’s also home to the Penrhyn Quarry Tour. A great opportunity to learn all about the history of this iconic location, it’s a 90-minute trip up to the top of the quarry at 1,500 feet above sea level, taking in stunning views of the Ogwen Valley, Menai Strait and Snowdonia National Park.
Once you embark on one of our red ex-army trucks, you’ll be treated to an in-depth tour by an experienced guide of what is the oldest slate quarry in the world. What was also once the world’s largest manmade pit, it’s now filled with brilliant blue water creating a truly stunning spectacle. From the top, you’ll be able to watch the brave zippers taking part in Velocity 2, the world’s fastest zip line, while keeping your feet safely on solid ground! Once you’ve completed your tour you can enjoy tea & cake back at our Blondin Restaurant, which is also on hand serving locally sourced food & drink in case you’ve worked up more of an appetite following your epic adventures!
Who's it for?
What is a Summit site?
Unlock your full potential at a Zip World Summit site; from the world’s fastest zip line, to the UK’s only underground bouncy playground, the ultimate experience awaits on our world-class Summit sites; the best-of-the-best when it comes to unique, extraordinary adventure activities, restaurants and facilities.
Step into a whole new world and soak up the stunning locations, some of which are based in world-heritage status areas, and enjoy the thrill of adventure in a breath-taking space you’ve never before experienced. Unlock your potential and push yourself to embark on a truly epic, memorable adventure that will leave you feeling accomplished. Enjoy everything the site has to offer, including exceptional food and beverage options, comfortable facilities, and WiFi.
Where are we?
Penrhyn Slate Quarry, located near Bethesda in North Wales, is home to Zip World Velocity, the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe. Enjoy the view of zippers flying by from the Blondin Restaurant, experience the Penrhyn Quarry Tour on one of our famous red trucks, or take on Velocity itself!
Zip World Penrhyn Quarry
Bethesda, LL57 4YG