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Silver Mountain

Silver Mountain

Cave/Cavern Attraction, £3.95-£10.95



01970 890620


SY23 3AB



Journey Deep into the Heart of Silver Mountain. Steeped in myths and legends, high in the ancient Cambrian Mountains, the Silver Mountain Experience has tumbling streams, mysterious forests and long abandoned mine workings that will take you on a journey through the mists of time.

Wales' only silver mine visitor attraction. A popular family visitor attraction offering a choice of guided underground tours Heritage or Black Chasm plus a host of surface attractions for all ages. Above ground a 7 acre fantasy realm, together with water play, caters for younger children, whilst the Miners Trail & exhibition offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of the old mine workings. A choice of quiz trails are available too.

TOURS (last approx 45mins, part underground, sensible footwear - not sandals):

HERITAGE TOUR - guide-led fascinating facts tour that gives an amazing glimpse into the past life of the mine and the people that worked there or....
BLACK CHASM TOUR(S) - character-led fact and fantasy tour based upon myths and legends of the mine and the local hills with fully themed finale and a few scares along the way! The Black Chasm (12A) version is the scariest or take the (PG) version for the youngsters and those of a nervous disposition!


WOO HOO WOOD..... Lose yourself in the Magic of Woo Hoo Wood and explore the tunnels where the Grovels dwell. Involve the grown-ups to help with building a den from the branches on the ground, find your own way through the Tangle-Foot Maze and spot the Wang Bats brollies in the trees or even the Giants pencils!
SILVER RIVER WATER PLAY..... block the water channels to divert the flow or dam it completely and then release the floodwaters
GEM PANNING...... try your hand at panning for gems to be found in the paydirt taken from the mine - a totally addictive and absorbing activity for all ages!
MINERS TRAIL.....Start with the Silver Mine EXHIBITION in the MUSEUM and then explore this award winning site at your leisure, following in the footsteps of those miners from long ago. BALCOMBES LEVEL..... create your own adventure - explore this tunnel without a guide - you can't get lost in there, honest!
QUIZ TRAILS..... Miners Trail Quiz or Woo Hoo Quiz sheets available free of charge.

Coffee Shop, Gift shop, Outdoor Picnic Areas, Beautiful hill scenery, special event days during summer holidays, pre-booked children's birthday parties.

TERROR NIGHTS - Oct/Nov - Wales' scariest night out by far! Makes Halloween look like a side show! Pre-booking is essential!

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Facilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeSmoking not allowed

Free Car Park Café (open to the public as well as visitors) Shop Picnic Area

Opening Details

Open all the time

The Silver Mountain Experience is open daily 10am until 5.30pm from Whitsun to end October. During the winter months please see our web site for opening times. Last admission 1 hour before closing.


Admission to The Silver Mountain Experience:

Combined Ticket - Heritage or Black Chasm Tour
plus all Surface Attractions
Adult: £10.95
Child: £7.95
Seniors & Students £9.95
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children): £35.00

Surface Attractions (not including Tour):
Adult: £4.95
Child: £3.95
Seniors & Students: £4.45



Plan route to Silver Mountain Experience using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 733807  Lat: 52.41029 Long: -3.86410

The Silver Mountain Experience is located on the A44 (Aberystwyth - Llangurig (A470) road). It is approximately 11 miles from Aberystwyth and 2 miles from Ponterwyd (A4120) which links to Devils Bridge. Llangurig (A470) is 14 miles away.

It is clearly signposted in the the village of Llywernog, directly opposite the Red Kite Cafe.

The local 525 bus stops on request at the entrance on the A44, with Aberystwyth train station 11 miles away.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 12 miles from Aberystwyth station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Free Car Park Café (open to the public as well as visitors) Shop Picnic Area

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