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“Birthday zip wire!”
Review of Zip World

Zip World
Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Zip World Snowdonia is the longest zip wire in the northern hemisphere and is the fastest in the world! Reaching speeds of up to 100 mph, it is also a guided adventure experience that lasts for approx 2 hours, and is located in the most dramatic of settings - Penrhyn Quarry which is nestled amongst the mountains of north Wales. Zip World is a first for the UK, the site contains two specially constructed and amazing zip lines, the 'little zipper' first will take you down to the bottom of the quarry, reaching speeds of up to 40mph, you will then pick up your specialised vehicle for a magnificent quarry tour in what was once the largest slate quarry in the world, before then zip lining back down over a mile, looking down at what was until the 1950s the largest man-made hole on the planet. Experience the nearest thing to flying today!!!!!
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Booked for my partners birthday, this experiance was brilliant. Scary at first but once done you cannot stop smiling and want to do it again. Recommend and worth the money!

Thank tarapatel
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Zip World T, Adventure Booking Centre at Zip World, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Hello there,

Thank you for your review and recommendation.

We are pleased to hear that you had a brilliant time participating on our Velocity adventure. It is a fantastic experience which pushes you past your comfort zone but is thoroughly enjoyable!

If you enjoyed Velocity we would highly recommend our Caverns adventure!

Did you know we are currently running a number of winter promotions and discount packages? For more information please visit our website at zipworld.co.uk or call us on 01248601444 and one of our Adventure Consultants will be more than happy to help.

We look forward to you visiting again,

Katie

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I had a fantastic time riding Velocity. The only downside to it was that it was over so quickly! I wanted to do it all over again. It's perfect for adrenaline junkies!

1  Thank RebeccaAyris
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Zip World T, Adventure Booking Centre at Zip World, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Hello Rebecca,

Thank you for your review.

We are pleased to hear that you had a fantastic time experiencing our Velocity adventure. It truly is an amazing experience!

If you enjoyed the adrenaline rush of Velocity we would highly recommend our Caverns adventure at our Slate Caverns site. It is a zip wire adventure course located within the slate caverns themselves (which makes this a great adventure for whatever the weather!). For more information please visit our website at zipworld.co.uk or call us on 01248601444 and one of our Adventure Consultants will be more than happy to help.

We look forward to seeing you again,

Katie

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyable. Such an adrenaline rush. Staff were excellent, helpful and knowledgeable. Well worth a visit.

Thank Mark R
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Zip World T, Adventure Booking Centre at Zip World, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Hello Mark,

Thank-you for your review.

We are happy to hear that you had a fantastic experience with us at Zip World. We will pass on the great feedback onto our team on site. We try our best to ensure all customers have a brilliant time when visiting us.

Did you know we currently have 9 different adventures on 3 different sites? We are running a number of winter promotions and discount packages? For more information please visit our website or call us on 01248601444 and one of our Adventure Consultants will be more than happy to help.

We look forward to seeing you again,

Katie

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

DONT MISSED OUT ON FANTASTIC FAMILY DAY OUT !!
ZIP WORLD TEAM IS WELL TRAINED AND VERY EXPERIENCE IN THIS TYPE OF ACTIVITIES.
FUN FUN FUN e is not much going on in the village next to Zip World which is
Note that there is not much going on in the village next to Zip World which is shame in my opinion.

Thank Urszula K
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Zip World T, Adventure Booking Centre at Zip World, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Hello there,

Thank-you for your review.

We are very pleased to hear that you had a fantastic family day out! We will let our team on site know about their great work.

We would love to see you visiting again, did you know we are currently running a number of winter promotions and discount packages? For more information please visit our website at zipworld.co.uk or call us on 01248601444 and one of our Adventure Consultants will be more than happy to help.

We look forward to your next visit

Katie

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

great day out , good value for money , the zip lines are run very well , excellent staff , very professional felt totally safe at all times even when rocketing down a thin bit of wire at 80 MPH over a 660 foot drop to the water below LOL .
first small scale zip line to get you into the day bit of practice to help you later in the big zip ,
nice ride up the mountain to the top of the quarry with and entertaining guide , the views are quite stunning on a good day from the launch areas , ,
if you are say "slightly large build you will be give sails to help slow your decent and simple physics will mean the heavier you are the faster you will zip !
and 8o mph is fast enough , im 18 stone so had to have two sales to stop me being burried in the landing zone dismount hill lol, but what a ride !!!
you are slung under the wire in a sleeping bag type set up , head first looking down at a tiny little speck in the distance across the roads and lake in the quarry , and its 3,2,1, click and you're off , its amazing how fast you accelerate with no push or help you start of not that far off the ground as you build up speed the ground fails away as you shoot down across the road you came up in the lorry earlier ,
the all of a sudden you go from 60 feet to 600 feet off the ground as you go over the edge of the quarry cliff thats a heart stopping moment but a fantastic rush your now travelling and what seems like mach 1 and hurtling to wards the crew ready to brake your descent arms out in front like superman bloody great fun , like being kid again , then comes the stop you go from flat out to stopped in about 50 feet ! but its all good and your smiling like deranged chesire cat for hours after , ,some people say its expensive but its a one off experience so its not realy , well worth the smile factor

2  Thank Gshockxxx
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Zip World T, Adventure Booking Centre at Zip World, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

Hello there,

Thank you for your review.

We are pleased to hear you had a great day out and enjoyed your adventure experience.

Your review is so detailed and a perfect description of the experience as well the way you feel.

Velocity really is a fantastic adventure, and as you say a one of experience.

We hope to welcome you back to Zip World again soon, we do have another 8 unique adventure across North Wales, all of them are definitely worth a visit.

Rebecca

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