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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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wolverhampton
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We loved this attraction and my boys aged 5 and 12 both loved it. The video at the start was good for them to learn about the history of the mines and they enjoyed reading the info boards around the mine. All the lights in the mine make it really pretty in parts and we all loved it. Wish it... More

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Worthing, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Really amazing to see and certainly underrated. Very well laid out and informative as you walk round you can also walk into the mine itself which we thought was great a truly awesome sight, also a small shop and tea bar outdoor picnic area and somewhere to eat indoors if the weather is not so good.Brilliant combined with the tramway... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This has good information throughout but not over bearing. It is self guided so you can go at your own pace. Good half way stop if you go by tram else ample parking.

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I am a huge fan of this place, the history , the walk through the mines all really interesting. Have been a few times and never disappointed. My children even got to attend Author Michelle Pavers books talk there as she based some of her story on the Mine which was an excellent day for them. it would be nice... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

What a fantastic experience, very interesting a great day out loads to see in the mines ,definitely going to take the grandchildren

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you're visiting Llandudno then you should definitely take a trip up to the Bronze Age Copper Mine. If you're interested in prehistory, enjoy being underground or simply want a break from the penny arcades and beach, then you should really visit the mine. The archaeological site has developed and over the years and so there always seems to be... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We found this really interesting. A Bronze–Age mine that is still being excavated- a piece of living history with some of the excavation team on site and able to answer questions. You can walk underground along ancient paths where miners dug out copper over 4000 years ago. Excellently presented for tourists. Up the Great Orme (not easy to drive but... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The site isn't big but you're under no pressure to rush. There's a new video that introduces the site, which is short and informative. The presentation is kept simple, and I love that - no expensive gadgetry to break down every 5 mins. Going down into the tunnels is wonderful. It's a tight squeeze but well worth it, as it's... More

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The great Orme Mines are well worth a visit and are good value for money at around £15:00 for a family of 5. There is a short video and exhibition before you descend more than 60 feet into the Bronze age mines. The tour can be guided or self guided and will last approximately 20 minutes but we walked round... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I went here on a rainy day, thinking it would be mostly underground. This was perhaps a mistake! There's a fair amount to see on the surface, so bring waterproofs if the weather's bad. You can see the first two levels of the mine (there are 9 in all), and it's a self-guided tour. That's nice, as it lets you... More

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