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Dolaucothi Gold Mines

| Pumsaint, Llanwrda SA19 8US, Wales
+44 1558 650177
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Going underground

A good insight in to the world the gold mining industry through the ages,. First take a tour round... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Steph S
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Manchester, United Kingdom
lots to see here

A real Roman gold mine has got to be interesting but also it was a mine in the 19th and 20th... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
mcwDurham
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Durham, United Kingdom
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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“national trust” (47 reviews)
“great fun” (27 reviews)
“tour guide” (19 reviews)
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| Pumsaint, Llanwrda SA19 8US, Wales
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+44 1558 650177
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"nt members"
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"steep steps"
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"all ages"
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"spend half a day"
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"interesting visit"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A good insight in to the world the gold mining industry through the ages,. First take a tour round the old mining machinery and get the chance of doing a bit of panning for a bit of fools gold for fun. It's worth taking a...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A real Roman gold mine has got to be interesting but also it was a mine in the 19th and 20th centuries. You need to be fit to do the underground tour and it takes an hour, but we sat in the cafe and listened...More

Thank mcwDurham
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the middle of beautiful countryside, Dolaucothi mines was a really interesting place to visit. The guides, Sandra and Alison, were very entertaining and welcoming. We toured the Victorian mine but will be going back again to see the Roman mine and do some of...More

2  Thank KTBubliana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 6 and 3 yo girls and they thoroughly enjoyed it. Lots to do and they loved getting ‘dressed up’ with their helmets and torches and going into the mine. Tour guide was very informative and made it interesting for the kids. Panning...More

1  Thank arclarke83
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an awesome time here. We went on a tour of the Victorian mind and our guide Sandra was amazing. She was really enthusiastic interesting and.knowledgable and we all came out having learned something. The tour itself takes an hour with stops at the relevant...More

1  Thank Damian H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a hot may bank holiday and was glad we did. Quite a small place compared to other national trust properties but staff were all very helpful and knowledgeable. Mine tour was great with three 5 year olds who like adventure and it was...More

1  Thank mplumley2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An unusual NT property. Quite an auster scenario, corrugated iron sheds set in a kind of ampitheatre, we booked for the last mine tour of the day, the Victorian tour. Panned for gold and had a coffee while we waited for our tour. After donning...More

2  Thank Sue00do
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Interesting place, but small, only a few hours can be killed here.. Arrived on opening at 10.30, had a look about the exhibits, did the 11.30 tour, had lunch, did the 1.30 tour, then there's little else to do really, so we left... Both tours...More

2  Thank misterbarlow
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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Camping locally and being members of the national trust we had planned a visit here. Not really knowing what to expect we were really really chuffed with our visit and the amazing experiences we had! If your visiting definitely book onto the underground tour well...More

1  Thank Kelgr
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

As well as exploring the 1930s miners yard at Dolaucothi you can tour either the Victorian or Roman gold mines on site (or both if you like a walk and have time) - tours are approx an hour each and ours was led by the...More

2  Thank Charles P
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Ailsab1
April 22, 2018|
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Response from Donna S | Property representative |
Hello, The access to the site is up quite a steep drive, we do have limited parking at the top of the site, and you are welcome to use it or as a drop off point. We have the 'short tour' available daily, this is a half... More
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Anthony J
April 19, 2017|
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Response from Dawn B | Reviewed this property |
No you don't it's done upon your arrival at reception
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Lakotah
October 3, 2015|
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Response from johntsmith22 | Reviewed this property |
there are walks to be had that are separate from the mines . I'm sure dogs on leads would be welcome .
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