Tourism Students Go Underground

11 November 2016

Tourism students get to know the legend
As part of their welcome to Aberystwyth, first year students studying N800 Tourism Management visited the popular tourism attraction, King Arthurs Labyrinth

Welcoming over 35,000 visitors a year, the site tells the legends of King Arthur in a former slate mine just north of Aberystwyth.

Students had a talk from Ian Rutherford, manager of the attraction who explained the history and challenges faced by the business as well as the potential for the coming year, as 2017 is designated the ‘Year of Legends’ for Visit Wales.

Adventure underground
Students from the new N870 Adventure Tourism Management degree began their studies at the ‘deep end,’ taking a tour of an old slate mine with Corris Mine Explorers 

This rare opportunity took them into the old Braich Goch slate mine, in Mid Wales, which was first worked in 1836 and abandoned by the miners around 40 years ago.

Students were able to explore more than 130 years of history as machinery, tools, even candles and discarded cigarette packets are still in place as the miners left them.

As part of an entertaining and educational visit operator Mark Waite was able to take students through procedures and approaches that ensure you run a safe and enjoyable visit for tourists.

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