A popular Mid Wales attraction which invites visitors to explore the underground world of a former slate mine has won a 2021 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Best Attraction award.

Corris Mine Explorers, located at Corris, near Machynlleth, is said to have stood out by continuously delighting its explorers. The award celebrates businesses that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to travellers around the globe, having earned great traveller reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months.

The attraction allows visitors to explore and discover the virtually untouched and disused workings of the old Braich Goch slate mine. The mine was worked from 1836 to 1970 when it was abandoned, the door creaked shut and everything was left in place.

It is a huge honour to receive this Travellers’ Choice award from Tripadvisor. Not only does it recognise the quality of our explorers’ reviews, but it places Corris Mine Explorers in the top 10% of attractions worldwide. This is a real achievement. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to write us a review following their trip. It really means a lot.”

To see traveller reviews and information about Corris Mine Explorers visit the attraction’s TripAdvisor review page.

Groups can discover the abandoned mine with guides who bring alive the stories of what life was like down the mine. Tours of the village of Corris can also be included. Maximum group size is 15 with group discounts.

A mine cart track inside a mine looking toward the exit.
People climbing up a mine on wire footholdings wearing safety gear.

Remains of narrow gauge track in the old Braich Goch slate mine and cavers climbing a cliff face

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