Blaenau Ffestiniog

It’s changing fast. The former ‘slate capital of the world’ has, in the last few years, become one of North Wales’s most innovative activity centres. Those screes of broken slate that tumble down steep-sided mountains are now the province of mountain bikers and zip line riders, while underground the historic caverns are home to the world’s largest subterranean trampoline and yet more zip line action.

Former ‘slate capital of the world’ with a strange, compelling beauty, abundant in cultural tourism. Screes of broken slate tumble down steep-sided mountains, mixing with Snowdonia’s natural grandeur. Glimpse into Blaenau’s unique history at the Llechwedd, one of Wales’s most successful tourist attractions where you can experience the deep mine tour, take an off road tour on the quarry explorer or have a go at slate splitting.

Also on site is Bounce Below where you play, slide, roll, jump and bounce from net to net in a cavern the size of a cathedral, Zip World Caverns where you'll b taken on an epic journey through the underground caverns on zip lines, rope bridges, via ferrata and tunnels and Zip World Titan - the ultimate group zipping experience, which is currently the largest zip zone in Europe. 

And there's more  - the famous downhill mountain biking trails and uplift service at Antur Stiniog which has hosted many British Downhill events.