Open from 5th April 2014
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.
Dare you enter the Black Chasm? Rated 12A, this is Wales's scariest underground experience where your worst nightmares will become reality. Beware of the Coblynau, Morgens, Orcs and others that dwell in the darkness. Tread lightly foolish traveller or your blood curdling screams will echo through the abandoned mine for all eternity! Not for those of a nervous disposition.
New Actor-Led Experience for 2014 For young apprentices or those looking for something a little less scary for children from the age of 4yrs why not join the search for Grotty, Silver Mountain’s secretive and shy Dragon in A Dragons’ Tale? Great fun for all the family.
If the rich heritage of Wales’ best preserved Silver-Lead Mine is more for you then take the tour A Miner’s Life where your guide will help you to discover the fascinating facts of mining life in bygone times as if seen through the eyes of a miner.
Most of our visitors take at least one of our guided experiences but there’s so much more to see and do too. Fantasy and play come together for younger members of the family who can experience the Magic of Woo Hoo Wood creating dens among the trees, building dams in the stream or in our Silver River water play area.
For those who wish to appreciate the history of this rare attraction then Walk the Miners Trail. Start with the Silver Mine exhibition and then explore this award winning site at your leisure, wandering past the waterwheels and original mine buildings, staring down deep into the mine-shaft and following in the footsteps of those miners from long ago. See, hear and feel the history around you.
And don't forget to have a go at gem panning – our most popular activity!
NEW FOR 2014 – Silver Mountain Experience opens on April 5th with a new tour experience and a number of brand new features including four new interactive challenges Shroomy Circle, Shroomy Challenge, Giant’s Button Puzzle and Giant’s Pan-Pipes, all especially engaging for youngsters, a nature trail and a new quiz trail. The hugely popular gem panning has been expanded to include a “gold” panning area too.
With so much to see and do, whatever the weather we look forward to seeing you soon!
Tel: 01970 890620
Llywernog, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, SY23 3AB