The Silver Mountain Experience

The Silver Mountain Experience, Ponterwyd, Ceredigion, Wales

Where history, myth and legend collide in a fantastic day out for the whole family. Set against the dramatic Cambrian Mountains, The Silver Mountain Experience, Ponterwyd is not your usual day out. Experience guided tour A Miner's Life, which takes visitors on a fascinating journey through the oldest part of our uniquely preserved Silver-Lead Mine, which dates back to the mid-1700's! Explore Welsh myth and legend in our theatrical experiences such as A Dragon's Tale and the mysterious Black Chasm (not for the very young or faint-hearted!).

Time Lab features an interactive show for all the family, delving deep into the freaky facts and twisted tales linked to this unique Silver-Lead Mine. As well as our fantastic theatrics, you won't want to miss what else we have on offer. Discover our Mining Museum, let your imagination run wild in Woo Hoo Woods, go gem panning, den building, dig for fossils and much more. So what are you waiting for? Come and explore!

Note: Sturdy footwear advised. Dogs on leads welcome at surface attractions. With a Gift and Coffee shop and with beautiful hillside views, Silver Mountain is well worth the visit.

Fully open Easter - November.

20th July - 1st September Open 10am - 5pm
2nd September - 19th July Open 10am - 4pm

Cafe, shop, museum and surface visits open November - March.

Tour Prices: -

Child (3 - 15 yrs) = Gate Price £9.95 - Online £8.95
Child Under 3 yrs = FREE
Adult = Gate Price £13.50 - Online £12.15
Senior/Student = Gate Price £11.50 = Online £10.35
Add an extra tour - Child £3.00 - Adult £4.00 - Senior/Student £3.50

Prices include all of our surface attractions plus an accompanied tour.

The Silver Mountain Experience also has a wide range of special events throughout the year including Terror Mountain, Paranormal Investigations and Christmas.

We are situated on the A44, 15 minutes from Aberystwyth and only 45 minutes from Aberaeron, Machynlleth and Rhayader. Our specific location is at Llywernog Silver-Lead Mine, a unique well-preserved mine site which dates back over 250 years ago! One mile up the road is Bwlch Nant Yr Arian visitor centre, with red kite feeding, walks and cycle trails.

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