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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW 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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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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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This place really is a mine of information on the extraction of gold and silver from the ground. The tour was fantastic and one gets loads of visual comparisons on the amount of earth that is required to give up just an ounce of gold. Find out just how heavy a gold bar is. It is probably 5 times heavier... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This was the best day out we have had in a long time! I would definitely recommend having both tours that are offered. Our tour guide was Alison and she was amazing and made the experience so memorable! Staff were so helpful and polite. Well worth the money and I would recommend to anyone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I came here with two of my friends and really enjoyed. We had a fun time and the tour was very informative and enjoyable. Thanks to Keith (our tour guide) for doing a great job!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This really is a must-see if you're in the area. The National Trust have carried out a superb restoration of the site, highly sympathetic to the history. Staff could not be nicer or more knowledgeable. The underground tours are simply wonderful and will enthral all ages. (reasonable mobility needed). When you leave the tour, the excellent cafe will revive with... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a gem of a trip. A very knowledgeable tour guide took us into the mine itself. It was great fun and the kids enjoyed the lights being turned out and coming back up the Roman steps. Café food is fantastic too!

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Chesham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I can't believe this is a national trust property it is so different from anything else! Well worth a visit to this tucked away site. Take a tour underground to learn how gold was mined from the Roman period up until the 1930. Super guides with great sense of humour and loads of information make this visit so enjoyable for... More 

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

As a student geomorphologist I found the gold mines magical and was impressed by the set up at Dolaucothi. my son who is a young geologist didn't take his eyes away for a second from the geology of the areas. ( apart from the free gold panning) . I was very impressed by Keith our tour guide who was very... More 

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