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Great Orme Copper Mine

Great Orme, Llandudno LL30 2XG, Wales
01492 870447
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Ranked #1 of 6 activities in Llandudno
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Interesting and historic site that has only recently been excavated and is now open to the public. Not easily accessible for anyone with a disability.

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is a trip well worth making. It was very informative and fascinating. One thing I would say is that some of the tunnels were very narrow in places, so be warned! There is a nice little shop which had the usual bits and bobs for sale. One reviewer has complained about the cost of this as there is no... More

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Denby Dale, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I was persuaded to visit this attraction by my archaeology -mad brother when we were on holiday together in North Wales with our two families (children aged 5-9). Despite my reluctance (a prehistoric copper mine didn't immediately appeal) this was really fascinating. We donned hard hats and entered the ancient tunnels which twisted and turned through the hillside. There were... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

For a family of three, it was just over £18.00. However it was looking to be a stormy day and we was thankful it was open early on a Sunday morning. (9:30am). We drove up the Orme, and found the mine about halfway up, and parked easily next to the mine itself for free. Grab a hard hat and go... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I had passed the Copper Mine several times on my way up and down the Orme on the tram so decided to pay a visit. The visitor centre is excellent, with lots of information and a good shop. There is a short film to watch which gives the history of the mine as a tourist attraction, you don't have to... More

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Farnborough, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Went with my sister who is a guide at a Weardale lead mine and who wanted to visit a similar attraction. The site was discovered when the area was being investigated in preparation for the construction of a car park. A tiny proportion of the tunnels so far discovered are open to the public but they give an insight into... More

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We visited the Great Orme copper mines on Sunday 29th September 2013 and purchased a family ticket for £19.00 which covered entry for two adult and two children. The mines are located halfway up the Great Orme and in my opinion the best way to reach them is via the tramway (During its operating season), and specifically the half way... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The largest prehistoric copper mine in the world and still under excavation, it's mind blowing to imagine the massive caverns and tunnels have all been dug using animal bones and bits of rock. There's little clue from the outside how much there is to explore below ground, and it's a very reasonable price. Lots of steps and low, narrow passages,... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Discovered almost by accident about 20 years ago, and with less than half of the site explored to date (September 2013), this is an utterly fantastic place. It is the largest prehistoric copper mine in the world, and the effort the Bronze Age people went to to mine & extract the mineral is unbelivable. The big cavern is a stunning... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We had a cottage on the Great Orme and literally had a short walk across to the Copper mines - an incredibly interesting place and the history is just staggering in terms of its importance, incredible to think this place of world importance may still remain hidden by a car-park if the survey had not shown up the tunnels! I... More

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