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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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The place is worth a visit. It has narrow passageways so some may find it uncomfortable to pass through. Not recommended if you have small kids.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Watford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The place is worth a visit. It has narrow passageways so some may find it uncomfortable to pass through. Not recommended if you have small kids.

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Kent, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We went to the great orme and saw this on the way back and down and they are dog friendly which is good. Very interesting.

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Milton Keynes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Only re-discovered in the late 1980's, this mine is reckoned to be the world's biggest ancient copper mine. Vists are self-directed - which means you collect a hard hat and take yourself underground. The route is well lit and passable for anyone of reasonable fitness. There are some steps and slopes, but these are generally easy to cope with. The... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

this was brilliant the children really loved it you could just imagine what the miners went through the shop sold all sorts from the mine what had been made for gifts

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Half way up the Great Orme; can drive to it. Mines discovered in 1987. Visitor centre with posters about the mines. Short video about mining some 3500 or so years ago. Amazing Surface excavations followed by Underground walk, without guide, but easy to follow, although VERY narrow in mine. Worth the 200 yards walk underground. Need flat shoes . Posters... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very interesting trip down 4000 year old Bronze age mine. Passage ways quite narrow. You need to wear the helmet provided . Excellent bookshop at top full of second hand books plus usual pieces of minerals. We have a grandchild aged 5 and it was often children of this age who dug out the malachite .

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

It won't take up a great deal of time, an interesting, if brief, distraction. The best thing is that they don't rope you to a guide you're let loose to explore at your own pace.

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Coldingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Great place to see and makes you understand the history of man started before the Romans. Good family visit but not so good for the older and less agile.

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a eye opener how them poor people worked in them conditions it was great people have got to see it to believe it I want to go back

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Daventry Northants
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Very interesting well worth the money but not for the claustrophobic as you go really deep underground and its narrow in places,but really informative.

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Address: Address: Great Orme, Llandudno LL30 2XG, Wales
Phone Number: 01492 870447
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Conwy County  >  Llandudno

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