Deep Mine Tour

  • Available at:
  • Suitable for:
    Couples, Families, Groups
  • Cost:
    From £15

Travel into the mountain – on the steepest cable railway in Britain – you’ll experience some of the iconic sounds which have defined the last century and a half. The clock will turn back 160 years as you travel 500 feet underground. Extraordinary light projection, enhanced reality technology and explosive special effects will transport you to another time and place. 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.

On this special tour, you will get to discover the special cheddar they age in the slate caverns whilst learning more about local ales and beers.

More information:

  • Activity lasts 1 hour and takes place daily at 16h30.
  • Guests are to meet at the Llechwedd Slate Caverns, 16 miles from location.
  • Unfortunately no dogs are permitted on this activity.

You are more than welcome to bring babies and children on the Llechwedd Deep Mine tour via cable railway. However, please note that comfortable footwear is needed and sometimes floors are uneven. Please keep hold of your children’s hands. It is dark underground and some children (not all) may get frightened.

Pushchairs are not permitted underground although you are able to use pushchairs and prams above ground in our shop and café.

*This is a 3rd party activity

(subject to availability)



It’s a paradise for bird watchers, nature lovers and dog owners and there are bikes for hire and Rangers offering group walks into the silent woods at dusk. 19th July 2015