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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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Prague, Czech Republic
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We peered over the fence at the gouged out dolomite and mudstones and noted the footpaths, steps and tunnel openings. After paying our entrance fee we watched the film about the discovery of the mine (saved by archaeologists in the nick of time from becoming a landfill site and car-park). The film also gave us insight into the primitive tools... More

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Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Great attraction and absolutely fascinating wish we'd done it sooner. Good to know that work is still going on to uncover more. We visited when it was pretty quiet not sure how it would be with little kids if it was busy. Staff very friendly too.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is an amazing attraction to visit whilst in Wales. The short film to watch before donning hard hats to entire the mine workings is extremely informative, and very interesting to watch. The mine workings open to the public are only a small percentage of the iron age mines, still under investigation by archaeologists, and hopefully the public accessible parts... More

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

this was our second visit to the mines amazing inside but if you are claustaphopic don't go in. the staff at the mines are really friendly, and the souvenir shop is reasonably priced it is a self guided tour so take your time and look at everything

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Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Having driven around the Great Orme many times over the last 30 years, we at last visited the mines site and were totally amazed at the scale and sophistication. This site must surely rank as one of the wonders of the ancient world and the presentation and access is very well executed. We plan to return in order to better... More

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Peterbrough, null, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

This is an amazing place to visit. Friendly staff who are informative, and the area is well laid out. We have been up the Great Orme many times but never visited the mines, as we thought it was a children's attraction, (I think it was the sign on the bridge that made us think that), but this time we decided... More

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Conwy County, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We went here with our college for the day and as we are a science course we were given a lot of scientific information. It was really interesting to hear about the history of the mines and to actually walk through the mines :) GREAT PLACE

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Chester, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went to the mines while on holiday it was amazing how it the mine was found, there was going to be a car park built in 1987 thats how they found the mine,Lovely gift shop with nice gifts would return again.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We really enjoyed the Mine. Great video explaining all to start. And nice to be left to our own devices. A very reasonably priced shop aswell

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We visited the mines yesterday, and found them to be very interesting, educational and a good way to spend a couple of hours in a beautiful place. However, one word of warning- make sure you take everything you pay for! We left yesterday after having puchased one of the small guide books to the mines. As all of our purchases... More

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Greatormemines, Manager at Great Orme Copper Mine, responded to this review

Hi Becky Thanks for your review; I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. I have now spoken to the staff in the shop and they remember your booklet being left, they did try to find you when they noticed the booklet on the counter but they missed you. In a situation like this we would normally have... More

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