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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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Wet day out but great fun

Had a great time out in the middle of nowhere. Dogs allowed in but not in the tours. Great friendly knowledgeable staff. Because of the dogs we split and went on one tour each... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Eltham
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Had a great time out in the middle of nowhere. Dogs allowed in but not in the tours. Great friendly knowledgeable staff. Because of the dogs we split and went on one tour each. The Victoria your by far the best but they should consider letting dogs go on the romantic tour. Panning for gold was also great and included... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

An amazing and fascinating site! I went with my 5 year old and funnily enough, we spent most of our time looking for gold. It was so exciting getting the tiny grains of (fools) gold. It made her day. The cafe also had some amazing bacon sandwiches. A great place to visit with kids any age.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Two adults and three children - we went on a very wet day which was perfect as it wasn't too crowded - very knowledgeable and friendly staff -not a great deal of wet activities for children above ground but goodness me - the opportunity of going below ground with hard hats and miners torches was just brilliant. Learnt all about... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Despite the wet weather spent most of the day here as it was fascinating. In the morning took the guided underground Victorian tour inside the mine. There was a slightly easier route out for those not able to climb the very steep steps. In the afternoon took a guided tour of the area mined by the Romans. Both guides were... More 

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Cardiff
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped off here yesterday on the way back from a very wet weekend near Aberaeron Very informative and the underground tour was quite exciting, Excellent for all ages though you do need to be reasonably fit to exit the way the miners did; there is an alternative way out! The guide was interesting with touches of humour Recommended ,I rated... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Thoroughly recommend it. Easy to find, good car park. Even on a rainy day the tour was made more interesting by the guide, easy to understand with a sense of humour. Staff were very helpful & friendly.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a really informative and engaging museum. My two boys 7&8 enjoyed looking at the equipment in the sheds and were very excited to pan for " gold ". The highlight is the tour to view a mine. We went on the Roman tour as our boys had studied Roman Britain at school. The guide Emyr was engaging and... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My daughter and I visited the Dolaucothi mines on a recent vacation in Wales. We had great fun panning for gold and then exploring the mines on a well-guided tour. Our guide provided a lot of information about the history of the mines as well as the miners, young and old. Highly recommended!

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Recently visited the mines during our stay in South Wales. Kids loved it and most interesting for the adults. An unusual venue for the National Trust to take on, however they have done a great job and it was better than expected. We went on the Victorian tour deep in to the caves and found it quite fascinating to see... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Really worth a visit if you're in the area. Very reasonable price. Great deal of history - either Roman or Victorian underground tour by very knowledgeable guides. Great run afterwards "panning for gold"!

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