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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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You'll find a welcome at Dolaucothi Gold Mine Caravan Site

The site is situated in a woodland setting with lots of birds and rabbits as well as a few squirrels. If you are able to visit in May time you will see an abundance of bluebells... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ann H
Kirkby-in-Ashfield, United Kingdom
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Kirkby-in-Ashfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The site is situated in a woodland setting with lots of birds and rabbits as well as a few squirrels. If you are able to visit in May time you will see an abundance of bluebells and there are lots of places were you can have a picnic either in the trees or beside the river. You can walk up... More 

Thank Ann H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

I've just read the only '1star' review and laughed out loud......some people really do worry me. Dolaucothi is a great day for the family. We visited on the way home from a family holiday in Cardigan. There are various buildings to see with ms ninety from the 1930's, but the main attraction is the mine tours. There are two types;... More 

Thank jackfrost13
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We spent an enjoyable few hours at the mine, which had a really friendly feel. The staff were great, happily eccentric, massively knowledgable, taking a real pride whether it be toasted sandwiches, performing the tour or kitting up visitors with helmets and lights. Please, don't change anything!

Thank gabble22
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Good place to go they have 2 tours both very interesting with great history and quite an experience going down the mines. Views of the valley outside and some great country walks makes it a place we want to return to

1 Thank LJBCarmarthenshire
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

This place is not for the faint hearted. There are paths and steep steps that are challenging and hard work for anyone with disabilities, breathing and heart conditions. There is other parts of the area that are on flat ground where disabled people can learn the history of gold mining from Roman times up to the time the Mine closed... More 

1 Thank WendyLou03
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We called here for coffee and Cake. The Service was very good and the cake was excellent. The only problem is we were on a walk around the area and we only wanted a coffee. We were supposed to pay to go around the gold mine but the young lady at the gate felt sorry for us and let us... More 

Thank David Thomas P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We live 8 miles away and never taken advantage of visiting, superb facilities, very factual & educational, just goes that you don't have to travel miles when you have places to go on your doorstep.

1 Thank bedsnix09
Keighley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I very much enjoyed this excursion to look round the old gold mine workings underground. Be prepared for some walking uphill and down, but the guide was very thoughtful and advises about the level of difficulty. We went on the Victorian Mine tour, as we'd missed the Roman mine tour, though we did climb the Roman steps... More 

Thank Jacksoneilee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We stopped for lunch and had a tour around the mine, the food was good and the setting was really nice and very educational

Thank Andy C
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Interesting site with a good (independent) cafe too. Underground tour is interesting, and has an option to "climb" out via an adventurous route which was fun. Very friendly and informative staff. Bit of an uphill walk to get to mine, but they took it steady and stopped twice on the way, but mine itself is an easy short walk, with... More 

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