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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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Excellent day out

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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165 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank LJBCarmarthenshire
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

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 

Thank WendyLou03
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

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.

Thank bedsnix09
Keighley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

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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126 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
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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348 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
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 

Thank BeenB4
Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Rated this very highly really enjoyed the tour of the mines and finding out the history and all about the people that worked there would recommend to anyone who finds history interesting

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