Our adventures at Llechwedd Slate Caverns include an experience for almost everyone, from the first 4 person zip line in Europe to the unique, all weather underground adventures that are Bounce Below, Junior Bounce and Zip World Caverns.
Zip World Slate Caverns adventures are closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays through the winter. There is always a Zip World site open though!
About Llechwedd Slate Caverns
The Llechwedd slate quarry was opened in 1846 by John Whitehead Greaves, a successful quarry owner. In 1851, 2,900 tons of finished slate was produced by Llechwedd and the Ffestiniog Railway was extended to meet the quarry. The 1960s saw a steep fall in the demand for slate. Llechwedd turned their attention to other potential sources of revenue, and in 1972 opened the Llechwedd Slate Caverns tourist attraction.
Other things to do at Llechwedd Slate Caverns
In addition to adventurous experiences, the site offers something for everyone, with the famous historic Deep Mine Tour, cafes, gift shop and slate workshop.