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Great Orme Copper Mine

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Address: The Great Orme Mines Pyllau Road, Llandudno LL30 2XG, Wales
Phone Number: 01492 870447
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Well worth a visit firs of all you are shown a film then you do a self guiding tour you enter a very narrow shaft which takes you through some very narrow passages which takes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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New Quay, United Kingdom
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New Quay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit firs of all you are shown a film then you do a self guiding tour you enter a very narrow shaft which takes you through some very narrow passages which takes about 15minutes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Never been down a copper mine before, but this really really is an eye opener. Thank goodness that they didn't bury it under a car park..... And absolute must as a visit

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Haworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We accessed the Copper Mine by taking the tramway up the Great Orme and breaking our journey at the halfway station, its only a short walk from there and a very pleasant walk too. The attraction is well presented starting with a short 6 minute film explaining the history and the fairly recent discovery of the mines. Provided with a... More 

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Connah's Quay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A really great day out, you begin with a video explaining how the mines were discovered. Then you get your hard hat on and walk through the mine. The tunnels are well lit, but you need to be steady on your feet. There are lots of information boards and audio stands explaining what has been discovered so far. A very... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to get to visit here while walking on the Great Orme and were glad we did. It was really interesting and informative. very child friendly too.

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Ceredigion, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the cable cars were shut we came down to explore. I enjoyed this alot. Very interesting but I wish it was longer though.worth a visit though :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a good time here, a very interesting place, a bit scary going underground with no guides but it was well signed. I wouldn't recommend it if your not too mobile because you have to squeeze through some small places.

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Baslow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting place to visit. If you are heading up the Orme its well worth stopping off at. Dates back 3500 years. If you have an issue with confined spaces then it may not be wise to actually go down into the mine.

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Walpole, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very impressed with this site. The discoveries in this mine are ongoing and have changed our understanding about the people who lived 4000 years ago. It takes about 45 minutes and involves a bit of walking through narrow passageways. You will need sturdy shoes

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you thought our Victorian ancestors sending kids up chimneys was tough on kids, well what our late neolithic ancestors demanded of their kids will truly blow your mind. If I understand correctly this place has rewritten British prehistory, definitely a place to visit. Only down side, despite a pretty damn good gift shop and visitor centre, was not a... More 

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