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Europe's first four person zip line opens in Wales

Riders come down to earth after taking on one of the new Zip World Titan rides at Llechwedd Slate Caverns near Blaenau Ffestiniog. Photo: Steve White/PA Wire

Europe's only four person zip line that allows thrillseekers to zoom down wires at speeds of up to 70 miles-per-hour opens today in Snowdonia, North Wales.

The top of one of the three new Zip World Titan rides looking over the Llechwedd Slate Caverns near Blaenau Ffestiniog, Snowdonia. Credit: Steve White/PA Wire

The new adrenaline-inducing zip line at Llechwedd Slate Caverns near the historic mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog has made action-packed Snowdonia the "international zip line capital of the world."

The view from the top of the zip wire at Zip World in Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, Bangor, North Wales. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Archive

Last April, Zip World launched Zip World Velocity, the longest zipline in the northern hemisphere, where riders plummet 500ft above a lake at the world's oldest slate quarry down a mile-long wire at speeds reaching over 100mph. The zipline, at Penryhn Quarry, Bethesda, attracted more than 40,000 visitors in its first nine months.

man (name not given) goes down the zip wire at Zip World in Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, Bangor, North Wales. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Archive

Zip World Titan has made Snowdonia the best place in the world for a zip line adventure. Titan is a truly one-of-a-kind experience as there is nowhere else in Europe where families and friends can share the flying experience together.

There is a huge zest for adventure in the UK and we cannot wait to welcome more visitors through the doors this summer.

– Zip World co-owner Sean Taylor

Zip World Titan has been supported by £250,000 of Welsh Government Tourism Investment.Tickets cost £50 per person for all three zips. A four-person ticket costs £180.