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Great Orme Copper Mine

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Address: Great Orme, Llandudno LL30 2XG, Wales
Phone Number: 01492 870447
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Terrific. Very interesting

Really interesting place. We loved it that is a serious archaeological dig all winter and a tourist attraction all summer. What a great bit of history. Not for the claustrophobic

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Really interesting place. We loved it that is a serious archaeological dig all winter and a tourist attraction all summer. What a great bit of history. Not for the claustrophobic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Excellent value and fun for all the family. Very interesting and atmospheric. A great experience for all ages

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I had seen a TV programme a few years ago about the mine and took the opportunity of visiting while taking my son and his girlfriend back to university at Bangor. We weren't disappointed. There's a small exhibition about Bronze age life and a short film about how the mine was discovered in 1987. It's lucky it was as it's... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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39 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My family and I (wife, gran, two young teenaged children) visited the mine as a result of seeing it on one of Neil Oliver's programmes. It was accessible, even for my wife's mother and we were surprised and pleased to discover that the self-guided walk through the mine was as lengthy and informative as it was. It was just amazing... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Good value with thought provoking displays. The mines themselves were incredible to visit and awe inspiring to know that all those thousands of years ago men, women and children were working in such harsh conditions to yield the copper from under the ground. My teenage daughters were totally blown away by the fact children as young as 5 were sent... More 

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Oswaldtwistle
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Well worth a visit. Don't know why we hadn't visited this place until now after visiting Llandudno over many years.

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Stoke on Trent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Husband and I visited the Copper Mine a number of years ago, and everything we return to Llandudno and go up the Orme, husband says - we should take the kids to the Mine. So this time we did. Entry fee is about comparable to most small local attractions. It is self guided but there is more than ample info,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The copper mine was a bit expensive but we thought well we are on holiday.on the entrance you are given a hard hat with a lamp attached as you proceed down and down,I might add there is no guide you are on your own,there was information at different stages,at some points you had to squeeze through to get to the... More 

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Mold, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I've visited this place many times and it's great to see how it has developed in recent years. You are shown an informative video detailing the history of the mines before entering. Be warned though, the mines are extremely narrow and deep, it can be unnerving at first. Avoid if you suffer from claustrophobia or have an intense dislike of... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The mine was a great experience. All the family from a two year old to my teen daughters enjoyed going down the mine. We walked around on our own. It was not too busy. Lots of information around explaining dates, history of the mine etc. Good shop. Hard hats supplied.

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