experience adventure at Penrhyn Quarry

Set in North Wales near the stunning Snowdon range, in what once was the world’s largest slate quarry, Penrhyn Quarry is now home to the fastest zip line in the world, Velocity, where you can fly 500m above the bright blue quarry lake. Learn all about the history of the quarry on the Penrhyn Quarry Tour or watch the zippers fly by from the Blondin Restaurant or Café. If you are after a corporate venue with a difference, The Gallery is a meeting space with a view like no other.

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Penrhyn Quarry Tour

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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

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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
Assured pet care (pre-bookings only) Assured pet care (pre-bookings only)
Shop Shop
Lockers available - £1 Lockers available - £1

As close to flying as you can get

Oh what fun we had! Zip world was sooo much fun. An extremely slick operation and the staff were so helpful and professional. I can’t say in words what it was like but i will be going back.

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50th Birthday Present

On a recent holiday to see my daughter in England, she took me ziplining at Zip World in Wales for my impending 50th birthday later this year. OMG! Although being a bit nervous at first, this whole adrenaline pumping experience was awesome. Great set up with professional helpful staff who were informative in explaining each step. The views are breathtaking - from the ride up the quarry to the actual zipline ride itself. Highly recommend.

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Loved this ride and recommend anyone daring enough to go for it, old or young, I did it as a pensioner and would love to do it again.

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Amazing experience

Cannot recommend Zipworld highly enough. We booked this for my daughters birthday and it was an unqualified success. The staff were friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. The ride itself was fantastic - a real adrenaline rush. And the restaurant was very good too.

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Amazing is an understatement!!

What an exhilarating experience. This is amazing. The whole Zip oexperience was well explained, the safety second to none and the adrenaline rush is brilliant... be ready for a real thrill.. we will definitely be back to ride again!!

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Amazing experience!

We had an amazing time at Zip World. We booked tickets for Velocity 2 for a birthday gift & had the best time.  We were a group of 4 so went on the lines together at the same time which was great fun.  The experience started off with a safety briefing before getting our suits & harnesses and making our way to the first zip. After completing the first zip we were taken up to the top one in a little bus, stopping off on the way up to see some of the views and realise how high you are getting. The big zip was amazing - so high up and its such a surreal experience flying over the quarry at such speed. The staff were great - very safety conscious & friendly.  We took our own Go Pro to film the experience - if doing so make sure you take a head strap to go over the helmet (or you can buy one there for £8.00). The ones that Zip World have are for Garmins.  We had a fab time & would highly recommend doing this!

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Please remember I could die or become seriously ill when left in a hot car. The temperature inside a car can be double the outside temperature!


Doggy Day Care

Our pets are very important to us here at Zip World so we wanted to make sure there is somewhere safe for your canine companions while you enjoy our adventures.

There is constant supervision by an experienced and professional team so your dog is never left alone!

Pre-booking is required, you will not be able leave your dog on the day without having already guaranteed a booking.

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