from £92.00
  • How Fast? you can go up to 100mph+
  • How Far? 1555 metres
  • How Many? 4 people at any 1 time**
  • How Many Zips? 2 - the little & big zipper!
  • Duration 2 hours

*For bookings between October and March, we generally only operate two zip wires to ensure the best possible customer experience, and so cannot always guarantee being able to zip as a group of four at these times.

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About Velocity

Prepare for a truly unique and exhilarating experience: the fastest zip line in the world since 2013! Soar over Penrhyn Quarry, where you can travel at speeds of up to and over 100 mph while taking in unbeatable views of Eryri (Snowdonia).

Velocity will take you zooming down our 1.5 kilometre zip line, providing you with up to 2 hours of incredible adventure. With 4 parallel lines over 2 separate zip lines, Velocity allows you to enjoy the experience alongside your family and friends. Speeding over the Penrhyn Quarry lake, you’ll enjoy picturesque views of Eryri (Snowdonia) without missing out on that all-important adrenaline rush.

If you’re a spectator - or just want to relax after your adventure - we have delicious food and drink available at our bistro-style Blondin Restaurant. The restaurant enjoys almost the same stunning views of Eryri (Snowdonia) as the zip line and is the perfect way to complete your experience!

Whilst you’re here, why not try out the UK’s only Quarry Karts or, take a tour of Penrhyn Quarry and learn about the site’s history! What’s more, your record-breaking adventure is closer than you’d think, just 20 minutes from Bangor with Anglesey beyond, and 35 minutes from Llandudno.

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You are not permitted to take your own camera on this adventure.

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Are you looking to extend your experience into the night? Whether you're soaring through the skies or delving deep underground, ensure your journey is complete with a comfortable Basecamp for the evening. Explore our unique accommodations tailored to adventurers like you.

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Who's it for?

Max 130kg
Min (1.2m)
Ratio 1:3
1 participating adult 18+ for every 3 people <18

Velocity: Experience the World’s Fastest Zipline

Velocity stands as the world’s fastest zip line, reaching speeds of up to 100mph+. Experience the thrill of a lifetime as you soar over Penrhyn Quarry, covering an exhilarating 1.5 kilometre stretch. Located in the most dramatic of settings, take in the picturesque views of Eryri (Snowdonia) as you enjoy this guided adventure.

This one-of-a-kind journey will test your limits, leaving you with incredible memories and an adrenaline rush like no other!

Why Choose Our Eryri (Snowdonia) Zip Line?

Are you an adrenaline junkie on the hunt for two hours of non-stop action? Velocity will surpass your wildest expectations! This zip line in North Wales is the world’s fastest zip line and the longest zip line in Europe. Not for the faint-hearted, Velocity’s 1.5 kilometre stretch guarantees unmatched speeds of up to 100mph+ to get your heart racing.  

What’s more, you can share this adrenaline rush experience with friends and family! Four parallel zip lines will have you racing each other through the sky, pushing your courage and bravery to new heights. 

Capture your thrilling journey with our camera add-on, ensuring a video memento to relive your Velocity achievement.

Take in the Spectacular Views of Eryri (Snowdonia)

Velocity doesn’t just offer adrenaline-pumping thrills; we provide you with an awe-inspiring natural backdrop like no other. As you zip along our world-famous parallel lines, enjoy panoramic views of the Instagram-worthy Eryri (Snowdonia) landscape. You’ll even come across serene lakes and towering mountains, so be sure to have your camera at the ready!

Explore the enchanting beauty of Eryri (Snowdonia) at various times of the day. With our daytime flights, you’ll appreciate the unbeatable landscapes in all their glory in natural lighting. For a unique perspective, consider our night flights with only the moonlight guiding the way. We even offer sunset flights during the spring and summer, where the sun paints the sky with warm colours for a truly romantic experience.

Velocity even provides an experience that spectators will cherish. Our Blondin Restaurant offers the perfect vantage point for your friends and family to sit back and watch. This bistro-style restaurant shares the same stunning views of Eryri (Snowdonia) as the zip line, providing the perfect way to wrap up your experience.

Take flight on Velocity and experience stunning views at Zip World Penrhyn Quarry.

Your Safety is Our Priority

At Zip World, we take every measure to ensure that your adventure is not only exhilarating but also absolutely secure. Our team isn’t just passionate about adventure, but also highly trained to ensure your safety every step of the way.

We invest in state-of-the-art equipment and follow rigorous safety protocols. By doing so, we guarantee your well-being throughout your Velocity journey. From helmets and harnesses to pulleys and trolleys, our equipment is of the highest quality and maintained to perfection.

Before you take flight, our professional guides will provide you with comprehensive safety briefings. Our briefings acquaint you with the equipment, the zip line, and the dos and don'ts of your adventure. Ultimately, we’ll ensure you’re well-informed so you can enjoy the thrill of Velocity and have peace of mind about your safety.

Got any burning questions before your adventure? Take a look at our frequently asked questions.

Book Our Zip Line in North Wales Today

 Ready to take the leap? Here's how!

  1. Check Availability: Start by checking Velocity's availability online. Select the number of tickets you need for you and your fellow adventurers.
  2. Choose Your Perfect Moment: Pick the date and time that suits you best. Whether you prefer a daytime adventure or the enchanting night flight, the choice is yours.
  3. Swift Checkout: It's as easy as one, two, three! Proceed to checkout, and you're all set to soar through the skies on the fastest zip line in the world!

Find us at Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, Bangor LL57 4YG.

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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

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Blondin Restaurant

The Blondin Restaurant is located at Zip World Penrhyn Quarry in Bethesda. It's a modern, bistro-style venue featuring locally sourced delights.

Cashless site (card payments only) Cashless site (card payments only)
Free car parking Free car parking
Toilets Toilets
Restaurant, cafe and bar facilities available at the Blondin Restaurant Restaurant, cafe and bar facilities available at the Blondin Restaurant
Viewing platform at the Adventure Terminal Viewing platform at the Adventure Terminal
Viewing area with picnic benches Viewing area with picnic benches
Video & photo packages available (additional cost applies) Video & photo packages available (additional cost applies)
Meetings and events venue Meetings and events venue
Shop Shop
Lockers available - £1 Lockers available - £1

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