Llechwedd Slate Caverns
Located in Blaenau Ffestiniog, the historic slate mining town, and about 10 minutes away from the scenic Betws-y-Coed, you’ll find Llechwedd Slate Caverns, the home of underground adventure. The train will take you on a spectacular underground tour where you will be guided through huge caverns and experience the life of a working Victorian family. There will be activities along the way which are sure to keep you entertained such as setting off your own explosion and slate splitting – fun for all the family!
Sygun Copper Mine
Perfect for those who have a sense of adventure and curiosity. This mine offers a rare opportunity for individuals to discover for themselves the wonders of an historic copper mine, with large colourful chambers, winding tunnels, caverns with tremendous stalactite and stalagmite formations, without forgetting the copper ore veins, which contain traces of a number of precious metals such as gold and silver. Situated near Beddgelert, approximately a 30 minute drive from the hotel.
Go Below Underground Adventures
If you’re looking for an adventure to get your adrenalin pumping then look no further! Go Below provide a number of exciting underground adventures and challenges such as zip lining over water, boating across a lake, scale a waterfall, climbing up a vertical shaft and even abseiling to the deepest point in Snowdonia! The activities are run and guided by some of the most experienced mine explorers in the UK. No experience is necessary and all equipment and footwear are provided.
Great Orme Ancient Mine
These copper mines that were discovered in 1987 during a scheme to landscape an area of the Great Orme, represent one of the most spectacular archaeological discoveries of recent time. These Ancient Mines date back 4,000 years ago to the Bronze Age. Since the discovery of the mine, cavers, archaeologists and mining engineers have slowly uncovered more and more tunnels, along with a vast area of the surface landscape, to reveal what is thought to be the largest Prehistoric mine discovered so far in the world. Approximately 40 minutes away.