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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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A step back in time

The great Orme copper mines were one off the biggest mines in its day and lay un known for years till it was rediscoveried and opened up to the public, so much history a must for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The great Orme copper mines were one off the biggest mines in its day and lay un known for years till it was rediscoveried and opened up to the public, so much history a must for anyone visiting the fabulous town of Llandudno

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Melbourne Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The mine is a few minutes easy walk from the half way tram station. You can see where the mine is as you travel down in the tram. The best part of the mine was the underground self walk which takes you down to level 2 of the mine. We had a 5 yr old with us and she loved... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing,it just blows your mind! The gift shop is large with a great selection of items available for purchase. There's items and information on display and also a short film for you to enjoy. Hats are provided and sooo needed,I banged my head many times as the mine shafts themselves are very narrow and low. There's so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

No visit to the great orme would be complete without a visit to the great orme mines. The information film shown before you enter the self guided tour sets the mood. Take a journey down the portion of mines available to the public, absolutely stunning to see what they have un covered and you are aware that so much has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Loads of history down here in to the area and the working conditions that [generally] men had to endure. No rush and plenty of time to take it all in.

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Stoke on Trent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Decided to catch the tram upto the copper mines, these are at the half way stop. The mine is across from the tram station, before going I asked quite a few people is ok for the older / disabled person, and was told yes by everyone. This is not the case, my dad unfortunately had to stay behind. My 8yr... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

An absolutely fascinating experience, especially as the site is still under excavation. The tunnels are well lit and the video at the start of the tour gives an excellent introduction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Wasnt to sure what to expect before arriving ed pleasantly surprised, was a lovely walk into the mine and went quite deep, kids enjoyed it

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Visited the copper mine with my 8 year old grandson who had been learning about the Bronze Age at school. Got off the Great Orme Tramway at the halfway point and it was only a short walk to the copper mine. Usual gift shop at the entrance / exit but not over priced. After selecting a hard hat ( you... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Well worth visiting if your in the Llandudno area, but wear some good shoes because it's wet and slippy in places inside the mine ,very informative about the history of copper mining in the bronze age.good fun for adults and children alike .Will vist again when in the area .also some beautiful rocks and fossils for sale in the gift... More 

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