Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales: Slate Mine Experience – Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide – Travel Bite

Watch the full episode: The slate mine at Llechwedd played a blockbuster role in Wales’ slate mining heritage. Visitors can take a train ride deep into the mountain to learn of the harsh working conditions and traditional mining techniques. Singing helped the miners endure their harsh lives, and the tradition continues today in Welsh men’s choirs. More info about …

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