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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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Great little attraction

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
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Dorset,UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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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73 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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14 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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16 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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63 helpful votes 63 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

If you choose to do the tour of the mine itself, you can only be moved by the description of the conditions that the miners (including women and young children) had to work under. Our guide was informative and friendly (even some very corny jokes), but also made it very clear that working in a Victorian mine was probably one... More 

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Stone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Most interesting to explore this old gold mine and the guide was very friendly and informative. The Tea Rooms serve very good food and the shope is well stocked.

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