Chances are you’ve heard of King Arthur’s Labyrinth – but did you know it’s part of a bigger ‘suite’ of attractions?
One of Snowdonia’s more unusual attractions, King Arthur’s Labyrinth in Corris is well-known as the place where visitors take an underground boat ride to hear stories of the deeds of one of the most famous historical characters to have strong ties with Snowdonia.
Guided by a mysterious hooded boatman, your journey takes place deep beneath the Snowdonia mountains and through a magical waterfall, beyond which you’ll disembark and walk through winding tunnels and immense caverns, learning as you go about the dragons that prophesied Celtic victory against the Saxons, about giants, ladies of the lake and Arthur’s battles… all dramatically punctuated with lights, sounds and models.
But the fun doesn’t stop there.
There are more stories to be heard at Lost Legends of the Stone Circle, an above-ground storytelling attraction that opened in 2012. Here you’ll explore a simple maze where you’ll learn another eight mythical stories, featuring intriguing characters, wonderful statues, a wildlife pond and of course a mystical stone circle.
Also on-site you can try your hand at mine exploration in a safe, guided way with Corris Mine Explorers. You’ll be shown the old mining tools, machinery and even the candles that were left behind, looking for all the world as if the miners have just popped home for lunch!
And finally, the other well-known attraction on the site is the Corris Craft Centre, a collection of nine craft studios where you can try hands-on activities and meet the crafters and buy their goods. Crafts at the centre include handmade candles, chocolates, jewellery, glass sculptures, pottery, toys, herbal lotions and remedies, rustic furniture and even gin!
It would be easy to write Corris off as just somewhere you pass through on the way to Machynlleth or Aberystwyth, but as you can see there’s a great deal going on in this little village, so round up the family and head down to Southern Snowdonia for a fun-packed day out – whatever the weather!
Your Snowdonia Pass entitles you to 10% discount for two adults and three children at King Arthur’s Labyrinth, and 10% off a 2-hour mine explorers’ trip for up to five people. Terms and conditions apply – visit the King Arthur’s Labyrinth and Corris Mine Explorers profile pages on this website for essential information.