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Great Orme Copper Mine

Great Orme, Llandudno LL30 2XG, Wales
01492 870447
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Ranked #1 of 7 activities in Llandudno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Toronto
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148 reviews 148 reviews
90 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My 13 year old son had never been in a mine, and this was just long enough. The passages are narrow at times, the ceilings low at times, so it was just perfect to give him/ us a sense of how it was to navigate through this. The signs were informative, we also had an audio guide included in the... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I'd seen the mine from the cable car 5 6 years ago and my OH had been in the past, so he found a few things altered. The museum was well done, and the video fascinating and amazing! We were within earshot of an excited and absorbed school group from Manchester, so heard some of their tour from their guide.... More

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Plymouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

We visited the copper mine after driving up the Great Orme. It was surprisingly very good. It doesn't look much from the outside and the car park is just a gravelled area (but free!). There is a short introductory film and then you have to put on hard hats to go down the mine. There was only one other couple,... More

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

These Bronze Age copper mines are amazing. The self-guided tour took around 40 minutes and apparently that covers only around 3% of the tunnels hewn by our prehistoric ancestors, working with only stone and bone tools. The tour takes you deep into the bulk of Great Orme but only descends two levels - archaeologists are still excavating down to level... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Discovered in 1987 these are to be found near the halfway station on the tramway.Older than Stonehenge, the site is where copper was mined for use in bronze.A unique site where visitors can explore two levels of the underground workings. Fascinating for adults and children alike.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A truly fascinating learning experience. It's cramped, wet and dark in the mines, but that made the experience even better. You could really imagine how it must have been to work down in the tunnels so many years ago. The visitors centre was nothing special, though. I'm betting it would be really good with a live guide as well. There... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We visited the mine after picking up a leaflet earlier in the day. We are so glad we did. The tour was very interesting. The site had various signs to give an insight into the history of the mine. The safety helmets which were provided were definitely needed. There was plenty of discussion about the conditions miners worked in. Well... More

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Loughton, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect at this mine, but was pleasantly surprised at the size of it. We have visited a few mines over the years so this was a definite on the visiting list, and we are certainly glad it was. The mines are small and narrow in places but this is what made it a great visit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

We visited here as our first stop for our day out in Llandudno. i had always wanted to visit this mine and it exceeded my expectations. It was very interesting and left us astonished at how these mines were created thousands of years ago. We visited on a quiet day and pretty much had the place to ourselves. As it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Visited as a family, great day, very informative great value. Staff very friendly. Gift shop very well priced and stocked. Will be returning next year.

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