King Arthur's Labyrinth - Corris, Wales

Our third day in Wales we decided to take everyone to one of the visitor attractions in the area that would interest both the kids and adults a like.  Since there is a lot of Arthur legend found in Wales, we opted to visit the King Arthur's Labyrinth in Corris.  We arrived with the typical UK weather of not knowing if it would rain or not.  Luckily spending a day at King Arthur's Labyrinth means there are plenty of places to duck in side if does start to pour. Luckily for us we did not have to deal with the rain during our stay. We started off by going to the cafe for lunch to feed our group.  They have a nice picnic area outside where you can sit and the kids can later play on the playground equipment in an enclosed area.  We then ventured around the nine different craft shops that boasted local goods like the wooden Welsh love spoons, candles, and leather goods.  

When our group was ready we went on the Cave tour which involved donning a hard hat and following our hooded tour guide of very few words. What followed was a dramatized boat ride into the old abandoned slate caverns where we followed on foot underground in the dark and winding labyrinth.  Every so often we would stop to hear more of the legends. The atmosphere down there is quite interesting as it is very cold (so remember to bundle up), quite dark, and many low ceilings where even tall children would have to duck their heads.  When we finished we let the children play at the park again until we were ready to leave for the day.  Overall it was a very nice visitor attraction for families and groups. There was also a tour of the abandoned mines where you can see the remains of the miners that sounded really interesting. Due to the iffy weather it was not available to us but something for a sequential visit for sure. 


Q: What do you think of King Arthur's Labyrinth? Would you go into the caves?


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41 comments:

  1. how cool! i love going into caves even if i do feel a little panicked when we're inside, they all so unique!

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  2. oh yes! I love your pics :D and it looks like fun!

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  3. That looks like so much fun... even if I'm not entirely keen on small dark places! :)

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  4. This looks so cool. I've always loved the story of King Arthur and would definitely do this tour!
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  5. That looks soo cool! I would totally go into the caves. That looks awesome!

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  6. I could sit and eat yummy food whilst others caved it up! Seriously it looks fun but just thinking of it makes me feel queasy!

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  7. This looks so fascinating! I took a class on Arthurian Lit in college so I would love putting on a hard hat and wandering through the labyrinth :) What fun experience. xxx

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  8. How mysterious! I would love to visit!

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  9. Whoa! I used to LOVE Arthurian Legend stuff. This would be such a fun place to visit!

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  10. You need to be contributing to Trip Advisor.

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  11. How cool! I've always been really into the Arthurian legends since I was a little girl, it's my most worn and read book! I would def go and check out the caves, it looks lovely there!

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  12. I love all of your details shots. It makes me feel like I'm there with you.


    I'd definitely go - how awesome!!

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  13. Glad to see the Cornish clotted cream being eaten! Has to be Cornish! It looks like you had such a good time and I would go in the caves!

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  14. That looks like such an amazing experience! I wanna go!

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  15. I don't know if I'd go in the caves, but I'm digging all the greens in these photos. *___*

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  16. Oh my God, I love this is so many ways! As always, your photography is beautiful, but I love the mystery you've infused into the shots with your lighting. That - and the Arthur legend tie-ins - just make my imagination go. I am definitely putting a trip to Wales on the bucket list!!

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  17. This looks so fun! I'd totally explore the caves.

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  18. I ama HUGE King Arthur nerd so this is something that I would most definitely do! :)

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  19. Oh my girl...it is heaven. Really thick cream - traditional in England on scones with a little bit of jam.

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  20. Oh then you would love this. It was so nice, and people had their dogs here too! x

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  21. It looked great Shannon! I want to go back to go in the mines too. x

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  22. Yay...then my work here is done. Another person with wales on their wanderlust list. ;) x

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  23. Wales is just full of green, which makes sense with all the rain. I loved it!

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  24. It was and I hope if you get to Wales you get to go too! x

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  25. Oh yes...actually we ran out of scones before the clotted cream was all gone so we just ate it out of the container with a spoon. bad? maybe..but so good ;)

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  26. Thank you Rachel for noticing that...its my favorite part about seeing photos on other expat blogs (like yours) feeling like I'm there in the experience. So your comment means so much to me. Thank you girl. x

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  27. Aww, well then you would love it! I love the Arthurian legend too and let me tell you the mountain we hiked would give you chills! I havent posted the photos of it yet, but the lakes and landscapes to me were right out of a King Arthur story. x

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  28. I have started mum, at least with one or two i think. I might have more time once the kids get back to school to start contributing more. I'd like to play catch up with all the places I've been.

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  29. I love those stories and so we had such a great time. I bet you would too! x

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  30. Oh I would have loved to take that class back in Uni. That would be fascinating! You would love the caves!

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  31. No worries Bailie! But omg, the food there was quite good. Course when are scones with clotted cream never good? We actually ran out of scones before the clotted cream was used up, so we just ate the rest from the container with a spoon. Bad? Yes..but oh so deliciously good!

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  32. Cool indeed, both in experience and in the temperature down there. It was so neat...I love caves! x

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  33. Oh then you would def love it if you love Aruthurian legends. All of Wales really encompassed that feel too. Especially the mountain we went hiking on for the day. We were around this one lake and I swear I could just see the lady of the Lake appear. ;)

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  34. They were pretty amazing, would love to go back and do the mines tour.

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  35. It was quite dark, but luckily you have to follow the hooded guide so the pace moves quite quickly. x

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  36. It was great because my boys at one point were a bit freaked out..but in a good way where they loved it for the thrill. I think going with them made it so much more fun. x

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  37. They are right? There are some places I'm not sure if I could go, but would want to anyways because of the small spaces. Like my town of Naples in Italy you can go underneath the city in these labryinth type underground walks...where the spaces get super tight. I have not done it yet but would love too.

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  38. true that :D although having the time on your own you will also discover new things :D that always happens to me :)

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