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Mid Wales mining exploration package launched for half-term

The Silver Mountain Experience.

Two Mid Wales attractions are combining to offer an exciting adventure package based on the region’s rich lead and silver mining heritage.

The package combines the fascinating history of The Silver Mountain Experience, a popular visitor attraction near Ponterwyd – between Llangurig and Aberystwyth – with the ultimate underground adventure into the depths of the Deep Mine Experience, led by specialist tour guide Mid Wales Mine Adventures.

Visitors embark on a day of adventure, with a visit at The Silver Mountain Experience to discover how miners lived and worked. They will then spend two-and-a-half hours exploring the depths of Cwmystwyth Mines, entering underground locations left untouched since they closed more than 100 years ago.

Explorers will enter the Great Level Fawr at Cwmystwyth Mines, discovering huge chambers, stopes and a labyrinth of meandering passages, as well as original artefacts and relics left since the mine was abandoned.

Simon Pickard, The Silver Mountain Experience’s managing director, said: “We are thrilled to be working with the amazing team at Mid Wales Mine Adventures on this exciting new offering.

“It really gives visitors a great insight into the incredible history of mining in Wales and will quench the thirst of those looking for an adventure.”

The Silver Mountain Experience is open every day throughout half term and visitors will be able to enjoy the variety of guided tours, both above and below ground.

Families with young adventurers can enjoy ‘A Dragon’s Tale’, where they join a quest to find a friendly, mythical Welsh dragon hiding within the mines.

Daring adventurers can brave ‘The Black Chasm’, where Welsh myths and legends come to life in a thrilling actor-led experience.

For those who are interested in the history of the mine, the ‘A Miner’s Life’ guided tour provides a glimpse into the past and the gruelling world of mining back in Victorian times.

Alongside guided tours, there are a variety of different surface attractions which are included within tickets. Children can run wild in ‘Woo Hoo Woods’, go gem panning, den building, dig for fossils and play for hours in the various play areas.

For those wanting to explore the site’s history further, the mining museum and The Miner’s Trail are packed full of fascinating facts and history about the site and Welsh mining. Head to silvermountainexperience.co.uk for more information and to pre-book your tickets.