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Silver Mountain Experience

| LLywernog Silver-Lead Mine, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth SY23 3AB, Wales
+44 1970 890620
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Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant

Nothing like what we were expecting, turned out to be great, it was different, scary and funny, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jo G
via mobile
Great day out for all

Really enjoyed our visit to a Silver Mountain, such a variety of things to do. We arrived at 11am... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rachael D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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A choice of Actor-led Experiences: The Black Chasm Orcs, Goblins, Wraiths & other Myths. Wales' scariest underground adventure. This experience is not for the faint hearted! Not recommended for under 10's. A Dragon's Tale Why risk the nightmare of Black Chasm when you can join the search for Grotty, Silver Mountain's mystical, secretive and shy dragon. Our new for 2014 actor-led adventure for families. Suitable for children from the age of 4yrs. A Miner's Life This guided tour immerses you in the original and rare setting of the mine, both above and below ground and helps you to discover the fascinating facts of mining life in by-gone times as it would have been seen through the eyes of a miner. Family-active 4 new hands-on features including Shroomy Challenge, Shroomy Circle, Giant's Button Puzzle, Giant's Pan Pipes. Woo Hoo Wood Younger members of the family will delight in the magic of Woo Hoo Wood where they can find their way through the Tangle-Foot Maze, search for the answers to the Woo Hoo Quest, glimpse the Kindlings' Tree Village or try a spot of Den-building - with some help from the grown-ups too! Gem / Gold Panning* Next to the Silver River Water Play area you can try your hand at panning for gems or for 'gold'. One of our most popular activities this is totally absorbing for young and old! * Modest charges apply Silver River Play Area Even more for the kids and the young at heart to enjoy with the chance to safely dam and divert the water in the wooden channels or paddle in the stream and carry on with the dam-building theme! (Crocs/footwear advised for paddling). Mining Exhibition This indoor museum holds one of the finest collections of hard rock mining machinery, tools and ephemera in Wales, reflecting the story of silver-lead ore extraction in the Cambrian Mountains over many centuries. Coffee Shop Our cosy coffee shop offers fresh from-the-bean coffees, teas, delicious hot chocolate, cold drinks and ices, hot soup, paninis, toasties, sandwiches, cold snacks and tempting cakes & muffins. Gift Shop Provides the chance to browse a fascinating and colourful display of gemstone & mineral gifts plus plenty of fun items for the kids to choose from too.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
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| LLywernog Silver-Lead Mine, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth SY23 3AB, Wales
+44 1970 890620
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing like what we were expecting, turned out to be great, it was different, scary and funny, the tour guide made the whole experience fantastic, it's absolutely worth a visit, I would do it again.

Thank Jo G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our visit to a Silver Mountain, such a variety of things to do. We arrived at 11am, met a lovely lady on reception who clearly explained everything that was available. We completed the miner's trial quiz and the kindling quest quiz.The Miners quiz...More

Thank Rachael D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this venue with young family, 3 and 9. Had a good time. Staff where very friendly and went out of there way to help ( stayed open after closing time so we could do the mine tours we wanted to do). Cafe was basic...More

Thank GTM27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fairly interesting experience but, apart from the trip down the mine itself, felt it was more geared to children. Not a place to visit for wheelchair users and not easy with a walking stick. An initial play with an actor who then...More

1  Thank gilbertsally
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Visited the Silver Mountain Experience whilst on a camping holiday. We arrived at 11am and didn't leave until 5pm, its a great day out for the whole family, from myself to my 11 year old daughter we all thoroughly enjoyed the day. the tours are...More

2  Thank simonpowell1967
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We spent all day in Silver Mountain with two 9 years old boys. Started from dragon tour which is more for younger children- although we had a such a fantastic time looking for baby dragon and following fantastic stories about gnomes and other creatures. Then...More

2  Thank vintersorg81
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Visited the silver mountain whilst on our first trip into Wales. It was a great day out for the whole family. The tour into the history of the mine and part of the mine itself was fabulous. The tour guides really made the stories cone...More

Thank mic6771
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

my partner and I had visited here some years ago when this opened and decided to go with my daughter and family. My 10 year old granddaughter was a bit scared but excitedly so. The 12 year old grandson was more scared than he admitted....More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

On the way home from Aberystwyth for the weekend when we seen this on the way, we decided to pop in because it had a cool name and why not! We arrived at a car park where we were the only car and 2 other...More

Thank EmmaJump93
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We called into the Silver Mountain experience after we passed it by chance. What a great place to visit really interesting and you actually get to go down a mine !! Most of all the staff are absolutely brilliant, really passionate about their work and...More

Thank Lawrence W
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Jim W
18 April 2017|
Response from Simon P | Property representative |
Hello Jim, yes we are! The website is working too. Hope to see you soon. If you have any more problems please let us know. Best wishes Silver Mountain