We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Dolaucothi Gold Mines

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: | Pumsaint, Llanwrda SA19 8US, Wales
Phone Number: 01558 650177

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 269 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 193
  • 63
    Very good
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Tim J
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

269 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 264: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Tim J
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

Thank Samsparro999
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Fred G
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank Andrew L
Yeovil, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
80 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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 

Thank June R
Hereford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
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 

Thank Wandaway50
Sandy, Bedfordshire
Level Contributor
63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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

Thank SteveLiddle
Kidwelly, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank Eleanor M
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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

Thank Nigel C
Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
255 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
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 

Thank MandY1943

Travelers who viewed Dolaucothi Gold Mines also viewed

Ystradfellte, Carmarthenshire
Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire
Cenarth, Carmarthenshire

Been to Dolaucothi Gold Mines? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Dolaucothi Gold Mines and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
Swanscombe, United Kingdom
Manchester, United Kingdom
over a year ago
Hengoed, United Kingdom
over a year ago

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Dolaucothi Gold Mines staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?