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Dolaucothi Gold Mines

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Address: | Pumsaint, Llanwrda SA19 8US, Wales
Phone Number: 01558 650177
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Welsh Gold discovery

Previously never heard of Welsh Gold, well here you can learn all about how it was extracted for some 200+ years! Fascinating place, would recommend guided tour. Wear your own... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Previously never heard of Welsh Gold, well here you can learn all about how it was extracted for some 200+ years! Fascinating place, would recommend guided tour. Wear your own hardy trainers to save putting on supplied willies! Bit of climbing involved so may be difficult for youngsters or oldsters!

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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

What a trip. Down into a gold mine - what more can you ask. The hour trip underground was most illuminating in many ways. Experience what miners did for a living and see what the working conditions were really like. Our guide gave a full on explanation about the history of the mines from the Roman times to the Victorian... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

A very interesting and informative day out. Lots of steep climbing to the mine itself. But worth the trek. You'll need boots or sturdy foot ware,not sandles. Wouldn't recommend it for young children,say under 8,they might get bored. But children do get to take part in a part of the mine with the guide. You get fitted with a not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Had great day out at this mine. Not knowing what to expect - but it was great. Keith was so enthusiastic and informative about the miners from the Romans to the Victorians plus the panning at the end. Wear decent footwear and be prepared to do some hill walking

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Biggleswade
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A great place to visit with welcoming and knowledgeable staff. The underground tour is fascinating. Stout footwear is required though as is reasonable mobility because of the step access to the mine entrance and uneven tunnel floor. Don't let this put you off though. Highly recommended.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Set in a beautiful area, with an amazing history. I am not normally one for museums, but this can be both a physical and historical visit. Seeing the mines and hearing, feeling and almost being able to taste the past is compelling.

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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We visited like most people do, on a "bad weather" day! We took the first available tour, which was the Roman tour. Our guide, Alison, was excellent and was very friendly, helpful & very knowledgeable. We were not aware about the Romans being able to excavate Gold from underground & they took nearly all the Welsh gold!!! We all liked... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We were recommended to visit here. We deliberately chose a day when the weather was not expected to be too good as we would be underground! On arrival we were told we needed to book a tour, the next being available in around a hour. We visited the cafe and can recommend the homemade scones and toasties. We chose the... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

I've just read the one bad review for this site, what a joke! The reviewer must be mad if they thought they were really going to find real gold. It's a great day out, informative, a bit of excitement going underground and a bit of fun panning for fools gold. Book for the tours as soon as you arrive though... More 

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Hampshire
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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The NT came to inherit this unique site in the UK fairly recently. It is a former gold mine that was operating from Roman times through until about the 1930s. The mine itself has underground workings that you can visit on guided tours. These are well worth booking. Each tour is about an hour and if the guide we had... More 

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Address: Address: | Pumsaint, Llanwrda SA19 8US, Wales
Phone Number: 01558 650177
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Carmarthenshire  >  Llanwrda

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