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Great Orme Copper Mine

Great Orme, Llandudno LL30 2XG, Wales
01492 870447
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Ranked #1 of 9 Activities in Llandudno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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312 reviews 312 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

We initially dismissed this mine as looking a bit tame on the leaflet in the tourist office, but we ended up going and so pleased we did. It is a staggering construction when you consider how long ago it was mined. And to think it was so nearly turned into a car park! Luckily, the mines were discovered in time... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We were looking forward to our visit to the Great Orme Copper Mine as the reviews are usually quite good. However - we must be missing something because we found it quite interesting but disappointed that we had no guide and only a short film to watch for information. The walk through the mine was twenty minutes at most. I... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

spent the morning here you take your self round informative boards on the way round giving you information about the mine take a coat as can be a little chilly n but worth a visit

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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

When you first enter you have to pick up your miners helmet .... Next you watch a short film and then onto the mines themselves.. As a previous review points out if you have back problems or claustrophobic then this attraction is not for you.... It is well lit inside although I did use my torch on my phone a... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We peered over the fence at the gouged out dolomite and mudstones and noted the footpaths, steps and tunnel openings. After paying our entrance fee we watched the film about the discovery of the mine (saved by archaeologists in the nick of time from becoming a landfill site and car-park). The film also gave us insight into the primitive tools... More

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Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Great attraction and absolutely fascinating wish we'd done it sooner. Good to know that work is still going on to uncover more. We visited when it was pretty quiet not sure how it would be with little kids if it was busy. Staff very friendly too.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is an amazing attraction to visit whilst in Wales. The short film to watch before donning hard hats to entire the mine workings is extremely informative, and very interesting to watch. The mine workings open to the public are only a small percentage of the iron age mines, still under investigation by archaeologists, and hopefully the public accessible parts... More

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

this was our second visit to the mines amazing inside but if you are claustaphopic don't go in. the staff at the mines are really friendly, and the souvenir shop is reasonably priced it is a self guided tour so take your time and look at everything

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Having driven around the Great Orme many times over the last 30 years, we at last visited the mines site and were totally amazed at the scale and sophistication. This site must surely rank as one of the wonders of the ancient world and the presentation and access is very well executed. We plan to return in order to better... More

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Peterbrough, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

This is an amazing place to visit. Friendly staff who are informative, and the area is well laid out. We have been up the Great Orme many times but never visited the mines, as we thought it was a children's attraction, (I think it was the sign on the bridge that made us think that), but this time we decided... More

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