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Address: Pumsaint, Llanwrda SA19 8US, Wales
Phone Number: 01558 650177
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is this really national trust!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We visited Dolaucothi Gold Mines on a beautiful sunny day over the Easter holiday. There is ample car parking (free) We are National Trust members so got in for free however a family ticket is reasonably priced. The family had a fantastic visit, the staff were welcoming and friendly. We visited the mines with miners hats & lights. Tour guide... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Great attraction with plenty to do, went on one of the underground tours, was really Interesting and our guide Keith was really great only comment would be that the battery packs for the head torches are very heavy and with the lightweight ones around now that can be picked up for a few pounds I'm not sure why these ancient... More 

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Really informative and exciting visit underground. All the staff were friendly and Keith our guide was engaging and knowledgable. It was scary turning all our miners lights out and experiencing true blackness. The exit was rather an unexpected but fun surprise being a climb up a narrow shaft(you could opt for the easier way out). A great family afternoon out.... More 

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Hamilton, New York
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24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Our Colgate University group of 18 visited the Dolaucothi site on our way to North Wales. The site includes the best-preserved Roman underground mine workings in the UK, and a rich 19th and 20th century history of Welsh gold extraction. The above ground buildings are restored to good condition (and include a hands-on gold panning trough), and the underground experience,... More 

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West Midlands England
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

It was a cold March day when we visited this little gold mine. Staff were very welcoming and the reception has information boards showing the history of the mine. One of our party is a scooter user and was able to join us on a underground tour along an adit (tunnel). Other tours involved steps and weren't suitable. Stout shoes... More 

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West Wales
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37 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

This fantastic attraction in rural Carmarthenshire has opened on the 20th March. It has a Caravan Club site next door and a pub in the nearby village of Pumsaint. What an excellent attraction with cheap entry fee. £8 for adults an £4 for kids or a family ticket for £20. The entry is free for Natural Trust members. We went... More 

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Dorset,UK
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We stopped off at the Dolaucothi mines whilst travelling through to Aberystwyth, and am very glad we did. A National Trust property so free of charge which is also a bonus. As it was half term, the site and staff were all dressed for Halloween which looked great. We put our names down for the shorter tour of the Victorian... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

If we'd visited these mines a few days later we would have missed them as they are closed for the winter - so if you're going, make sure they are open!! We got here late in the day and went on the last Victorian tour. This involved a walk - a bit steep up to the mine and there was... More 

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