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Transport to Llechwedd Slate Caverns in Blaenau Ffestiniog


My wife and I are planning on visiting the Slate Caverns on a Saturday morning. We'll be traveling down from Conwy on the Conwy valley rail line. My understanding is that the rail terminus is about a mile from the slate caverns. I'm looking for suggestions on how to get from the rail station to the caverns (and back) without walking. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Posted by
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The website for the slate caverns says "can get here on the fabulous Ffestiniog Railway – with just a short connecting bus ride" so I would guess you could take the short bus ride.

On the other hand if it is only a short mile you could probably walk it in 20 minutes....

Posted by
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Sorry I cannot help much more except to say it is feasible to walk as there is a paved footpath all the way along the road. Maybe you should contact through the Quarry website and ask.
Beware, if getting on at Conwy a couple of minutes later you change trains at Llandudno Junction.

Posted by
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Thanks for the replies so far.

The train is not going to work- we're going to use the X1 bus instead, which allows us to get to the caverns earlier, and leave at a reasonable hour in the afternoon. I read in the Rick Steves Great Britain book about maybe we can use the bus, but I've been unable to find a link to a time table to figure out when we could catch it. I have sent an e mail to the caverns web site, but as yet have not received a reply. Thanks for your replies!