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Penrhyn Slate Quarry, located near Bethesda in North Wales, is now home to Zip World Velocity, the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe.  Enjoy the view of adrenaline seeking zippers from our viewing area or take on Zip World Velocity itself!

Zip World Adventure Terminal

Our new Adventure Terminal is now open, enhancing the Velocity experience in so many ways. Check in and kit up are now in the new building, where there are lockers to store your belongings whilst you fly.

Upstairs is our new Blondin Restaurant with spectacular views over the quarry lake, where your loved ones can grab something to eat and drink whilst they watch you zip over head on the viewing platform. Sit down, relax and refuel after your adventure with our delicious dishes which have been developed by celebrity chef, Bryn Williams. 

Penrhyn Quarry history

At the end of the nineteenth century it was the world's largest slate quarry; the main pit is nearly 1.6 km long and 370 metres deep, and it was worked by nearly 3,000 quarrymen.  It has since been superseded in size by slate quarries in China, Spain and the USA.  Penrhyn is still Britain's largest slate quarry but its workforce is now nearer 200.

On-site facilities

  • Free car parking
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments available from kiosk
  • Viewing area with picnic benches (currently limited indoor space)
  • Photographs (additional cost applies)