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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

The slate quarry is the largest in the world and has been at the centre of UK natural stone quarrying and it's heritage since the thirteenth-century and a major operation for over 400 years.

Uniquely, the slate is 500 million years old and is widely recognised as the finest natural slate in the world.

The main pit is nearly 1.6 km long and 370 metres deep, and was worked by nearly 3,000 quarrymen.  But today with the introduction of technology and automation the workforce is nearer 200.


On-site facilities

  • Free car parking
  • Toilets
  • Restaurant
  • Viewing platform at the Adventure Terminal
  • Viewing area with picnic benches
  • Photographs (additional cost applies)
  • Shop

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