Llechwedd Underground Golf is an 18-hole adventure golf course located deep within the disused caverns of a Victorian slate mine in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales. It is the world’s first underground golf course, and it is only accessible by Europe’s steepest cable railway. The course is set amidst the stunning scenery of Snowdonia National Park, and it features a variety of challenging and unique holes.
The disused mine caverns where Llechwedd Underground Golf is now located were originally discovered in the 19th century during slate mining operations in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales. The mines were in operation for over 100 years, producing millions of tons of slate, which was used for roofing buildings and other construction projects.
In 2022, Zip World, an adventure tourism company, began developing an underground golf course in the Llechwedd mine caverns. The project involved transforming the disused mine into a unique and challenging 18-hole adventure golf course.
The golf course is accessible by Europe’s steepest cable railway, which descends 125 meters in length. The caverns are lit by colorful lights, and there are mining artifacts and machinery on display throughout the course.
Other activities on offer at Zip World’s Llechwedd Slate Caverns site include an exhilarating four-person zip line, an enormous underground bouncy net playground, a daring high ropes obstacle course, and an interesting deep mine tour.
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