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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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Fun morning/afternoon

This isn't a full day activity but makes for a good morning or afternoon. Two types of tour are on hand and there's the chance to sift for gold.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This isn't a full day activity but makes for a good morning or afternoon. Two types of tour are on hand and there's the chance to sift for gold.

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Thank Tim J
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited today (25th Aug) with our 6 year old daughter and our dog. The place is dog friendly, however you can't take them into the mines. There is some parking opposite the main car park with numerous trees which gives fantastic shade for your car (it wasn't hot today so we left ours in the car for the hour of... More 

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Thank Samsparro999
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited here for something different that might entertain three teens. We booked both the Roman and Victorian tours, getting on the Victorian tour immediately. We made the mistake of choosing the old fashioned flashlight/battery pack, and these made the walk to the mines quite a slog as they feel very weighty when you've had them on a bit. The... More 

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whilst staying in the area, we thought we would visit the gold mines as they were local. A friendly welcome from the NT staff and we got booked onto the next tour, which left us 30 mins to have a coffee in the café. The tour of the mines was very interesting, giving insight into the methods used in mining... More 

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Thank Andrew L
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As NT members, my granddaughter and I decided to visit the Gold Mine. It was really interesting. Although it was mid-August the place was not crowded and we managed a place on the mine tour. Not for the feint-hearted! There is a bit of a climb up around 74 steps to the top of the hill, and then quite a... More 

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Thank June R
Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is an amazing area and the National Trust site is excellent. On entering the reception staff are very welcoming dogs are allowed, though not on the tours, in they even get biscuits. The tours with the guides are definitely worth doing. The guides are very pleasant and knowledgeable and full of enthusiasm. The cafe serves delicious food and as... More 

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Thank Wandaway50
Sandy, Bedfordshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited there in August, apparently no need to book in advance unless you visit in the summer when they had a day's worth of visitors booked by lunchtime. There was the option to have a tour at 4 pm, but had already had stuff to do back where I was camping

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Thank SteveLiddle
Kidwelly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have done both tours on different days. Very informative guides very interesting place. Kids loved it.

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Thank Eleanor M
Llanelli
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

a very informative visit with a chilly walk through the mine itself , staff helpful and polite interesting and from a historical point of view worth the visit

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Thank Nigel C
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, it's not a gold mine in the true sense of the word as one might expect but we learnt that this was actually a mine (open cast) started by the Romans who built a fort close by. It was later "mined" by the Victorians and, consequently, you can do bot a Roman Tour and a Victorian Tour. Lack of... More 

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