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“Good Family Day Out”
Review of Sygun Copper Mine

Sygun Copper Mine
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

We went here on the 11th May ad it was fab. We had planned to go up snowdon however the weather was absolutely dire and the car park full despite the fact it was barely 8am, so we came here instead. Set in gorgeous countryside next to a lake and between huge hills! We came quite early and it was quiet but by the time we left the car park was about 2/3 full. We took our dog in the caves and she was quite happy, there are approximately 100 steps that are very steep but she coped fine as she is quite big but if you had a smaller dog you would have to carry them. The customer service was great, with a little cafe, shop and a museum and the self guided tour was very easy to follow. There are push pads at certain areas, which you have to press to activate the info, which was pleasantly up beat and very informative. We were in there about an hour and 10 minutes and would be more than happy to go again. The 2 walks around the site are also very beautiful next to the fast flowing river and the open lake.

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

My wife and I visited recently and thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Yes you get handed a basic piece of paper with directions but what more do you need. Walking into the small tunnel entrance and walking along was a little spooky to start with but once you grow accustomed its a very interesting walk around a mine finding out how we used to work. The 186 steps up through the mine are quite steep so you need to take your time but there are stop off points on the way but the view at the exit of the mine make the trip up well worth it. It was a clear day and the view was breath taking. Stayed for a cup of tea and pasty in the café which were very nice and reasonably priced. Went to a slate mine on the same weekend and thought Sygun was a much better experience.

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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Paid £23 for 1 adult and 2 children. Charged an extra £1 for the privilege of using a debit card. Handed a laminated sheet with brief instruction on the tour. Basically walk into a hole press a button and listen to semi interesting information with basically nothing to see. I would avoid unless you are very interested. You see a hole in the ground and no industry. £9 for an adult is a ridiculous price.

Beautiful valley but mine itself is extreme disappointment if they charged £3 for an adult I would consider it value. Otherwise avoid... Typical example of ripoff Britain.

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Have read some of the previous reviews and can only say that if you are expecting some kind of interactive Disney experience then go elsewhere. If you are interested in social/industrial history and are prepared to spend some time and effort this place is great. You are given a hard hat and a laminated card then off you go. I've visited a lot of show caves and this place reminds me of them, it's dark, drippy and has a lot of steps. We were lucky to be the only people there at the time so we could take our time and listen to each of the audio presentations. I wouldn't like to be there in peak season because if you really are interested then you wouldn't want to be having to share the confined space with lots of impatient people. The view when you finally emerge into daylight is fab and there is a path so you can go up even higher. There are a lot of steps and they charge for paying with a card but overall I thought it was great, informative and quirky.

1  Thank Jax051
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

We have never visited Sygun before but we are running out of places to take visiting Friends and Relatives(why is it if you live by the sea people think you do nothing but enjoy where you live? we work for a living people) Beddgelert, don't believe the legend about the Dog, it was made up by a Publican many years ago, is a beautiful little Village. It has some great Pubs, Tea Shops and a beautiful Lake to walk around. Sygun Copper Mine is well worth a visit. The Tour is Self Guiding( nice as you can take it at your own pace) Rock formations are really interesting and contain Copper, Silver and Gold. The natural beauty of the area hides it's Industrial past and once inside 'The Mountain' the atmosphere is unique. Go, experience how Victorian Miners worked this area. You will enjoy the experience.

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