Explore a disused Welsh slate mine with Corris Mine Explorers


What's on in Mid Wales

Your guide to special events within 15 miles of Corris Craft Centre

Local Accommodation

Local accommodation for your stay in Mid Wales -and visit to Braich Goch.
West Wales Holiday Cottages provides high quality holiday accommodation in Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion.
Dolgellau Hotels and Attractions Discover local hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfast accommodation and a range of attractions in the Dolgellau area.
Wales Directory  Where to go, What to see and Where to stay in Wales
Quality Cottages Self Catering cottages across Wales
Dolbrodmaeth Riverside Hotel 11 ensuite rooms, a bar and restaurant and just 15 minutes drive from Corris Mine Explorers.
Best of Wales Self catering cottages and luxury holiday cottages in Wales.
Cilfach Cottage  A five star, spacious three bedroom, three bathroom self-catering cottage in Llanfyllin on the edge of the Berwyn Mountain with easy access for those with limited mobility.
Snowdonia-Wales.net A guide to accommodation, attractions and activities in Snowdonia
Clarach Bay Holiday Village A family run business offering entertainment and self catering accommodation for all budgets
Aber Cabins Self catering accommodation in Norwegian style log cabins set in the foothills of Snowdonia
Braich Goch Bunkhouse and Inn Just down the road from us, the Braich Goch sleeps 26. 
Foel Ortho Bunkhouses Luxury Bunkhouses in a stunning mountain setting. Sleeps 12 / 12& 2.
Foel Ortho Farmhouse Luxurious 15th century farmhouse, sleeps upto 17.
Wynnstay Arms Bed and Breakfast Set in the village of Llanbrynmair, the Wynnstay is a Bed and Breakfast and public house.
Dioni Cottages Quality self catering cottages across Snowdonia.
Sykes Cottages Handpicked holiday cottages close to Corris.
HolidayCottages.co.uk offers a beautiful selection of cottages across Wales, perfect for families, large groups and couples. Also dog-friendly cottages too.
Maesywerngoch Holiday rental - a secluded 300 year old longhouse with 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and spacious common areas.
Gellidywyll Holiday Barns - Newly converted self-catering barns near Newtown. The 4 cottages each sleep between 2 and 4 people in a perfectly rural location.
Clywedog Riverside Holiday Home Park  A beautiful riverside setting with an abundance of mature trees and shrubs, near the market town of Llanidloes.
Wynnstay House Bed & Breakfast  Situated in the small village of Llanbrynmair & ideally placed for exploring the beautifully scenic mid Wales area.
Coast and Country Holidays Over 300 hand selected holiday cotttages throughout the whole of Wales.
Beaufort Park Hotel - An independently run 3 star AA Hotel located just a short drive from the historic town of Mold in North Wales.
Trefeddian Hotel - A family friendly hotel with an indoor pool in the seaside town of Aberdyfi.
Dolhendre Caravan Park - Own your own caravan on this beautiful park located in the Snowdonia National Park.
Campsites.co.uk - Love camping? Find a great selection of campsites in Wales and the UK.
Holiday Cottages in Aberdovey - 4 & 5 Star Cottages in the Pennal & Aberdyfi area.
Machynlleth Holiday Cottages - 4 & 5 star Cottages in the Machynlleth area.
Holiday Park Guru - 10 of the best Holiday Caravan Parks in Wales.
Holiday Cottages in Dolgellau - 4 & 5 Star Cottages in and around Dolgellau
Wales Holidays - Wales Holidays have a beautiful portfolio of over 500 properties throughout Wales. Give them a call today and their friendly and knowledgeable team will be happy to help.
StayinLodges - Find a selection of lodges and log cabins across Great Britain.
Snowdonia Holiday Cottages - Find self catering cottages and holiday rentals throughout the Snowdonia National Park.
Snowdonia Hotels - View stunning Snowdonia hotels, country house hotels and country Inns, see map locations, images and descriptions.
Snowdonia Bed and Breakfasts - Snowdonia Bed and Breakfasts and Guest Houses guide with prices, descriptions and photographs.
Snowdonia Caravan Parks - Stay on a Snowdonia Caravan Park in this most beautiful area of North Wales.
Mid Wales Holiday Cottages - Browse our list of Mid Wales holiday cottages and Powys self catering cottages for a superb holiday or short break. 
Mid Wales Hotels - View Mid Wales Hotels and Country Inn, see map locations, images and descriptions.
Mid Wales Bed and Breakfasts - View a superb choice of B&B's and Guest houses, see map locations, images and descriptions.
Mid Wales Campsites and Camping Parks - Choose a Campsite in wonderful Mid Wales and see map locations, images and descriptions.
Montgomery - A charming old market town located 40 miles from Corris - home of Bunners Ironmongers which is like an Aladin's cave!

Local Places to Visit & Things to Do

King Arthur's Labyrinth  A different part of the Braich Goch slate mine forms a theatrical backdrop for this underground storytelling adventure.
Corris Craft Centre  Corris Mine Explorers starts from this Craft Centre, it is also home to 9 craft studios and the resident designer-makers. Meet the makers, browse, buy and have fun making your own crafts. There's a great cafe too.
Dyfi Biosphere The area in and around the River Dyfi has been recognised by UNESCO as being very special and, as such, designated Biosphere status - the only one in Wales.
National Slate Museum  The National Slate Museum in Llanberis.
Tal-y-Llyn Railway  Historic narrow-gauge steam railway, set in the beautiful Mid Wales countryside.
Corris Railway Built in 1859 to carry slate from Braich Goch.
Centre for Alternative Technology  Discover Europe's leading Eco-Centre.
Attractions of Snowdonia  Top tips on what to see and where to go in Snowdonia, North Wales. North Wales' premier tourist attractions and days out ideas.
Snowdonia Pass Make savings at dozens of attractions, restaurants and shops across Snowdonia.
Discover Dolgellau Surrounded by dramatic scenery, Dolgellau's just up the road from Corris. Find places to stay, where to eat, activities and lots more.
Machynlleth Comedy Festival A long weekend of great comedy just a few miles down the road.
Visit Mid Wales  Complete guide to what's on and where to visit in Mid Wales.
Visit Bala Just up the road from Corris, Bala is Wales' Lake District; dramatic scenery and great for watersports and activities
Go North Wales  Complete guide to what's on and where to visit in North Wales.
Slaters Arms Pub  In the village of Corris, drink (and enjoy a meal) where the miners used to drink.
DayOutwiththeKids.co.uk An easy to use website for finding places to visit with your family all over the UK. Searchable by age of kids, county, town, postcode and indoor or outdoor attraction.
DOUK.com Days Out UK is one of the leading days out websites in the UK with hundreds of things to do for the family. Search your great day out
by region and category. 
BestSchoolTrips.co.uk A collection of some of the best School Trips in the UK.

Useful Mining Links

AditNow - mine exploration mine explorer's web site and discussion forum including a searchable database of thousands of mines and quarries and facility for members to upload photographs and trip reports.
Good Luck Mine A unique survival of a typical 19th century Derbyshire lead mine.
Welsh Mines Society Research, recording and preservation of mines.
CATMHS Underground and surface exploration, conservation and research into mining and quarrying throughout the UK.
Welsh Mines Preservation Trust Charitable body for the conservation & preservation of Welsh mines.
Go Geocaching nearby  Find the cache near to rock canon not too far from Corris.
Start Caving - a beginners guide to caving and mine exploration. 

Local Transport

Peter's Taxis are locally based and can take you on short trips and longer journeys too whatever the occasion.

Other Important Links

Barbeque Safely We were sent this link by some very special children who asked us to share it - always be safe when having a barbeque and have fun!

See a sample of what you will experience on the tour.

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