Wednesday, November 9, 2016
LLECHWEDD SLATE CAVERNS (GWYNEDD, N. WALES) 2016
Burrowed deep in Snowdonia’s heart, Llechwedd has played an important part in the history of slate mining town Blaenau Ffestiniog, dubbed ‘the town that roofed the world’, such was its abundance of the grey stuff.
The particular charm of Llechwedd (01766 830 306, llechwedd-slate-caverns.co.uk) is that it’s a natural phenomenon with a deeply ingrained social history.
Board the steepest cable railway in Britain and you’ll drop 660 ft below into what was, in Victorian times, a hugely industrious workplace. The chambers, caverns and lakes are all lit up, there’s a high-octane zip-wire ride, and children will adore Bounce Below, a trampoline-based underground attraction.