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Address: Pumsaint, Llanwrda SA19 8US, Wales
Phone Number: 01558 650177
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Going underground

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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West Midlands England
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West Midlands England
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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36 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW 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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4 attraction reviews
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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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74 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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Wheeler End
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We visited with two boys aged 11 and 8 for whom football is the most important thing in their lives. The mines enthralled them. We were able to get on the Victorian mine tour which includes c30 mins in a mine which is easily the most fun bit of the trip. At busy periods I can imagine these getting booked... More 

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Northampton
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Really enjoyed our day here. Book your tour (Victorian or Roman - different times) as soon as you arrive, then plan the rest of your day accordingly. There are lots of walks/trails you can do - differing lengths and difficuilty, one is even an audio trail. There is a map of them in the corner of the room, select your... More 

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Walderslade
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I visited whilst on a,long weekend in Wales. We had not heard of this site before and found it by searching for interesting places to visit on the sat nav and we certainly weren't disappointed. The site gives a vivid insight into how difficult and often unrewarding gold mining is. A huge volume of rock needs to... More 

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Milton Keynes
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17 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We spent the best part of a day exploring the site and going into the mines wearing helmet, lamp etc on the very well guided tours. Our guide was very personable and informative. There are lots of information boards available to help you explore the grounds and understand how gold was extracted from Roman times until 1938 when the mine... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
7 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I kinda groaned inwardly when my good lady suggested we go panning for gold. There were 6 of us ranging from 18 to 78 and this isn't normally my cup of tea. "Oh you Philistine" she cried, and I'm glad she twisted my arm. We took the Roman tour which was just over the hour or so. The guide was... More 

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East Tilbury
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

There was plenty to do for us as a couple or for a family. A very interesting place to visit. I would highly recommend to anyone.

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