Llechwedd Deep Mine

Welcome to the Llechwedd Deep Mine - the 2019/2020 North Wales Attraction of the Year!

Join one of our experienced, local Llechwedd guides as you descend 500 feet into the Deep Mine on Europe's steepest cable railway and into a unique journey into the history of slate in North Wales.

On your journey through the ten chambers - some as large as a cathedral - your guide will talk you through the working life of a typical mining family with the help of cutting edge projections and lighting.

On your travels, you’ll meet the mine’s owner and founder John Whitehead Greaves, and some of the men and boys who spent up to 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, working underground in semi-darkness - some as young as twelve years old!

Lasting approximately an hour and 15 minutes, the Llechwedd Deep Mine is the top rated visitor attraction in Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Please note: the Deep Mine is an all ages tour, but there are sixty, grippy steps that you'll be expected to be able to descend in order to complete the tour.


'What an excellent experience we had. Our tour guide was Rich, who makes the effort to get to know his audience before the tour begins. He had excellent knowledge and stories which really made the tour special. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone of any age.'

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