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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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We visited mid week summertime. The hour long Victorian tour was very informative, our guide (Sandra I think?) made the experience fun and interesting for all. Be sure to wear... read more

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Sasa J
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited mid week summertime. The hour long Victorian tour was very informative, our guide (Sandra I think?) made the experience fun and interesting for all. Be sure to wear stout footwear!....we also tried our hands at panning for gold, and found a few flakes, though not enough to make us rich!....good fun.

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Thank Sasa J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We called on a drizzly day with the hope to fill a few hours and we weren't disappointed! We did the Roman tour and the Victorian tour with exceptionally enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides! We ate in the cafe - which was well priced and delicious! Our few hours turned into 6 hours and we could have spent more. Shame we... More 

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Thank Helen G
Hook Norton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best NT places for really bringing things to life. The tour guide Emyr was fantastic on the Roman side of the mines. Not advisable if you are unable to climb steep steps but if you can the rewards are wonderful. Did the Victorian tour as well but didn't take the "Indiana Jones" route out of the mine.

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Thank JED121013
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

As we are NT members we decided to take a small detour to the mines on our way home from holiday. We have an 8 and 3 yr old and went on the Roman tour first. Our tour guide was great with the youngest answering any questions he had and kept things interesting for him. The tour was fairly easy... More 

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Thank Collette D
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really fun trip although didnt find any Gold! Highly recommended attraction if your within the area. Takes about half a day if not too busy. We took the Victorian tour and our guide was Jaxom, who had good knowledge and could answer questions. Very friendly yet professional. The gold mine caves are intriguing. My little boy loved wearing the miner's... More 

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Thank Anisats
Ashtead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were staying in the area and saw the brown tourist sign and decided on the spur of the moment to visit. Not knowing what to expect, we had a wonderful time there. The displays are plentiful and help visualise the history of the site. We booked for a guided tour of the mine and ended up... More 

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Thank Edwin C
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An actual gold mine in the Welsh hillside, dating back to Romans and before! The guided tour is excellent and a must do if you visit. The underground tour is just brilliant. You get a miners helmet and light to go on the tour, kids would just love this!

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Thank David L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great project to learn about the mining industry/history. It's all re-installed in its original state. We had a very good and funny guide, she was just great. Wear boots and waterproof jacket. The end is spectacular...

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Thank Patrick L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well run, fascinating day out. Lots of lovely way marked walks area the mines too. The cafe was lovely too.

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Thank Moyna O
Faversham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an extremely interesting place. The guide who took our tour (Lorraine) was brilliant and I wanted to thank her personally, but she must have gone for a break. Lorraine - you made the gold mine come alive! Thank you so much! This would be interesting for adults and children. I especially liked the exit to the mines!

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