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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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This is a real hidden treasure, to think that it was only discovered in the eighties and could have been lost for ever is amazing. Walking down tunnels which go back 4000 years is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a real hidden treasure, to think that it was only discovered in the eighties and could have been lost for ever is amazing. Walking down tunnels which go back 4000 years is not to be missed!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's not sleek or seamless. It's an amazing story of ancient mining which you get to clamber through. Our five year old loved it, in fact we all liked it and would recommend it to those in the Llandudno area however probably not worth a long distance special trip for this alone but well worth it if you are in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

In July my girlfriend and I along with her three children visited the Great Orme Mines whilst visiting Llandudno. We took a drive to the top of the Great Orme and on way back down decided to stop off and explore the mines. If your claustrophobic this isn't the most ideal place to visit but if your not and you love... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time visiting the mines.mythree year old loved walking through the tunnels and learning all about the past. Would definitely recommend to anyone not just families

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wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A site that has changed the understanding of Bronze age Britain. Walking through 3000 year old copper mines that were excavated using only bone and stone tools was incredible. The huge man made cavern in the mine was awesome in the true sense of the word. I felt more sense of history here than when visiting the Pyramids. Spoke to... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As an Urban Explorer I see a lot of places above ground however very rarely venture underground. This attraction is superbly interesting with a video to tell you how the mine was found etc before you venture town into the tight tunnels below ground. The mine itself is actually 9 levels deep but the tour only takes you down 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our visit to the Copper Mine. It was very interesting to learn about the archaeology and to go into the mine that has been excavated. The second hand book shop is good too...lots and lots of books to browse. It is also to walk up to the Great Orme from this mid point. Worth noting that you... More 

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

Definitely worth a visit. The tunnels are a little tight and there are steps but there seems to be adequate handrails around to help you negotiate your way. It was fascinating.

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

Very well explained on display boards and in an excellent audio-visual display at the start. Artefact displays also excellent. Well laid out, so that you can walk through the mines at your own pace. The mine 'gallery' is quite jaw-dropping and the site, of which only a very small proportion is accessible, challenges many preconceptions about the past. Some scope... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This one is not for the claustrophobic. That said I really enjoyed donning a hard hat and going down the dimly lit tunnels. above ground there is a very interesting exhibition describing in more detail how the mine operated. Probably one of the best this to do in LLandudno

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