Llechwedd Glamping

North Wales Gwynedd Blaenau Ffestiniog

  • From £131 a night
  • 6 Safari Tents

Family-sized safari tents situated in the spectacular heart of Snowdonia.

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Snowdonia's lofty peaks may get all the hype, but at this North Wales tourist attraction it's the mountain range's subterranean scenery that draws you in, quite literally. Situated in the very heart of Snowdonia National Park on the fringes of Blaenau Ffestiniog, Llechwedd Slate Caverns is one of the National Park's most popular attractions, telling the story of the region's slate mining heritage, when Blaenau Ffestiniog became known as "the town that roofed the world". Now you can stay here too, in one of six seriously high-end safari tents on a car-free hillside overlooking the vast mine and quarry complex – glamping abodes that promise a stylish stay with fantastic views across Snowdonia.

Llechwedds's safari tents accommodate up to five people each, with a couple of smaller ones for families of four. Proper king-sized beds and cannily-crafted bunks ensure a proper night's sleep, while the en-suite bathroom (complete with electric shower and proper flush loo) and fully-equipped kitchenette mean there's no shortage of mod cons. It's all a stark contrast to the humble workers' lodgings on show in the reconstructed mining village below. Luggage is delivered to your tent, and wood-burning stoves are provided, along with barbecues, firepits and a spacious verandah, meaning guests can still enjoy the hallmarks of a holiday in the Great Outdoors.

There are all sorts of fun-filled and illuminating attractions nearby. The Llechwedd Deep Mine tour takes guests on a guided trip below the surface via a narrow gauge cable railway, the steepest in Britain. Hold on tight for The Quarry Explorer off-road adventure as you traverse the manmade mountains and cavernous craters in a military 4x4 truck, taking in views across Snowdonia and even Harlech Castle. Cranking up the adrenaline another notch, the onsite Zip World boasts Titan, Europe's largest 4-person zip line. From 1800ft up, it's the closest you can get to sky diving without jumping out of a plane!

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The Llechwedd Glamping tents sleep 4-5 (king size double and 2 bunk beds, plus an extra bunk bed in the larger tents). Wood-burner and kitchenette provided (equipped with utensils, cutlery and crockery). En suite electric shower, washbasin and toilet at rear of the tent. Verandah with outside furniture. BBQs and firepits provided (first lot of logs are complimentary). Onsite shop sells extra logs and other essentials including BBQ packs and locally brewed beer and wine. Onsite attractions include The Llechwedd Deep Mine Tour, Quarry Explorer, Zip World and Antur Stiniog bike trails.

Suitable For

Glampers only. Tents and caravans – no. Dogs are permitted in some of the tents. Groups welcome by prior arrangement. 


If you're feeling energetic, this is one of the UK's Top 100 Walks – a 6-mile hike that takes in the summits of Tryfan, Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr.

Food & Drink

The onsite café-restaurant does a cracking Welsh breakfast, traditional cawl, toasties and homemade cakes.  Blaenau Ffestiniog (about a mile downhill) boasts plenty of places to eat and drink, including community-owned pub The Pengwern (01766 762200) an atmospheric old drovers inn near the village square. Porthmadog (9 miles) poses plenty of options, including The Australia (01766 515957) for a pint and some wholesome pub grub or, if you want to push the boat out, the ever-popular Moorings Bistro (01766 513500), just outside the town, overlooks the bay at Borth-Y-Guest. 


Open all year.


3-night weekend breaks from £395; 4-night midweek breaks from £535; 7-night stays from £945.
Prices include all bed linen, bath towels, hand and tea-towels and beds made up on arrival.

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The Owner Says

An award-winning glamping experience in Snowdonia National Park. Overlooking Zip World, create unforgettable memories with your family. From roasting marshmallows to stargazing, hiking to incredible summits, and cooking outside, you can enjoy the great outdoors in comfort. The spacious and dog-friendly tents can accommodate up to five people, making it an ideal getaway for families or groups of friends.


Each tent is thoughtfully furnished with an en-suite bathroom, a kitchenette, and a wood-burning stove that will keep you cosy throughout your stay. Step outside onto your private deck and take in the stunning mountain views.

 Designed with your comfort in mind, each tent has a double bed and three singles, as well as a private BBQ with all the necessary equipment provided. Need to stay connected? No problem. Free Wi-Fi is available in each tent.


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-         -         Each tent is equipped with a kitchenette that includes a microwave, fridge, freezer, and sink, providing all necessary amenities.

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Contact Website  01766 610 006  Llechwedd Glamping, Llechwedd Glamping, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd LL41 3NB

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Getting There

The Slate Caverns are situated beside the A470 between Llandudno and Porthmadog, and 3/4 mile from the centre of Blaenau Ffestiniog. The site is only 40 minutes from the Llandudno junction (Jct 19) of the A55 and 20 minutes from Betws y Coed on the A5.

If you are using SAT NAV use postcode LL41 3NB.

By Train: Travel on the Chester to Holyhead mainline and change at Llandudno Junction for Blaenau Ffestiniog. Trains also arrive into Blaenau Ffestiniog from Porthmadog on the Ffestiniog Railway. From here passengers can either travel up to The Slate Caverns by bus, taxi or on foot.

By Bus: Blaenau Ffestiniog bus station is situated beside the joint railway station. From here you can catch Nev's Shuttle Bus (01766 762465) or John's Buses (01766 831 781) which meet every Ffestiniog Railway service to Blaenau Ffestiniog during peak season. During winter season it is necessary to book your taxi in advance. The X1 bus service departs from the bus station and will stop on the road outside The Slate Caverns (approx 5 mins from the town centre) but will not drive onto the site to the front entrance unlike Nev's shuttle service.


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