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Sygun Copper Mine

Address: Beddgelert, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4NE, Wales
Phone Number: 44(0)1766 890595
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Ranked #2 of 2 Attractions in Beddgelert
Type: Mines, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Mines, Sights & Landmarks
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Visited the mine on the first day of 2015, and was a very nice and educative experience. We received all information from the lady who sales us the tickets, and we start the visit with the self guided tour. We liked the audio story, very nice placed on the key point of the visit. enjoyed the walk trough the galleries,... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Visited with my family for an afternoon around New Year. The self guided tour through parts of the old mine workings were interesting and not over comercialised. Enjoyed waking through the workings and taking some time to see how the mine was originally constructed.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Very informative and interesting, doesn't take too long to complete the experience. Good if you have young ones that are losing interest. Worth a visit, with the beautiful bedgellert village close by, so convenient for a spot of lunch.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is really interesting. You first don a hard hat and enter through an open, somewhat damp tunnel into the hillside and tour through the copper mine, low tunnels and huge galleries. At one point you have to climb a series of high, rickety-looking iron steps which are more like ladders and are faintly damp and rusting. You need to... More 

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Apart from essential 270 upward metal steps which my knees hated, this is fascinating and great for all ages. Inside a genuine copper mine with self operated narration buttons along the way, this is of real interest historically, culturally and geologically. You do need your hiking boots as it's wet in the tunnels and you are provided with a very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Decided to do this on a wet day and had read good and bad reviews. I really couldn't see what the negative reviews were on about. I found it quite spectacular in parts and took my time listening to the comentary during the selfguided tour. There are steps but a lot less than many monuments, churches and castles around. It's... More 

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MILTON KEYNES
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

There are 187 steps in the copper mine so you really do have to have good walking legs. The mine was wet and water dripped down on you which did not matter they give you head protection to wear, it was really informative and interesting, glad we went.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We visited here recently. It is a great way to spend an hour if you like this stuff. We came on a weekday so there was hardly anybody to be seen, which was nice. You follow some numbered signs through the mine at your own pace, and there are audio clips at certain points that follow a welsh miner's story.... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Visited the mine with my wife and cousin (all over 70 years old) and totally enjoyed the visit. The steps inside the mine were a bit challenging but this was more than countered by the visual and descriptive stops along the way. Made one realise how hard working in this type of environment was back in those days. Would not... More 

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Hexham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Dropped in to fill a couple of hours on a wet afternoon. Interesting tour of the mine, and pleasant cafe for a hot drink afterwards

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