The Great Slate Tour

The Great Slate Tour

Inigo Jones Slate Works

Available to 31 December 9999

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Discover the best of Welsh culture on a fascinating tour of the production, the art and the beauty of Welsh slate works!

Guided by a personal audio device, wander through exhibitions of geology and history whilst also partaking in Calligraphy and Letter Cutting activities, shaping your very own Slate Memento!

What to expect on your Inigo Jones Slate Works tour

  • The tour explores through the original workshops, where guests can view the machines and craftsmen in action.
  • Audio Commentary is available in French, German, Spanish, Chinese or Japanese for overseas visitors as well as English and Welsh.
  • Younger visitors can attempt the Quiz during the tour to win their very own Slate Prize!
  • Slate Craft Products made on site are available to purchase at the showroom along with other Welsh and Celtic Craft products.
  • Enjoy a bite at the slate works Café; franchised to a local farmer who also has a butchery and farm shop adjacent to the café!

Discover Inigo Jones' incredible history

Inigo Jones Slate Works was founded in 1861 primarily to prefabricate school writing slates, when school writing slates were replaced by paper, the company had to diversify into prefabricating new products. The owner at the time, Hugh Jones, started producing electrical panels in slate. These proved to be very popular and the company rapidly expanded, sourcing its slate from the whole of North Wales.

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Gwynedd LL54 7UE

How to Find Us

By Car:

Inigo Jones Slate Works is on the main A487, 6 miles south of Caernarfon on the way to Porthmadog.
Access is easy from a newly constructed roundabout and the works is very well sign posted in advance.
For Sat Nav, use postcode LL54 7UE and within 1/2 mile, at roundabout, look for the special white-on-brown signs.

Train Services:

Bangor Station (15 miles north) is on the main North Wales Coast line with connections to the rest of the UK and Ireland. Bus No. 5a & No. 2 connects to Inigo Jones.

Bus:

The bus stop is immediately adjacent to the attraction.
No.5a Caernarfon to Penygroes and Talysarn.
No.1 Caernarfon to Porthmadog and Criccieth.
No.1c-1n Caernarfon to Nantlle.
No.1a Caernarfon to Penygroes and Nebo.
No.T2 Bangor to Dolgellau/Aberystwyth.

By Bicycle:

Lon Eifion is a popular cycle rout that runs along side Inigo Jones Slateworks from Caernarfon to Porthmadog. We are approximately 6 miles from Caernarfon and 14 miles from Porthmadog.  The Slateworks, now also features on the ‘Brailsford Way’, a 50 or 75 miles exhilarating cycle route around Snowdonia.

  • Toilets
  • Cafe
  • Parking

The tour is self guided and will last approximately 1hr – 1.5hrs. Tours are available every 15 minutes from 9am to 3:30pm.

Yes! Dog friendly, including the Great Slate Tour and Cafe. Our four legged friends are also welcome at no extra cost.

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