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“Lots of history and close to tram”

Great Orme Copper Mine
Ranked #4 of 97 things to do in Llandudno
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Lakeland, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Lots of history and close to tram”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Enjoyed visiting the mine on a rainy day in Llandudno. It is just a short walk from the tram halfway point. Once you get there, you can go at your own pace and wonder around. The information signs are interesting but not intrusive. Check out the video before to learn about the history and significance. You'll have to wear a hard hat.

These are not natural caves, so don't expect amazing rock formations, stalactites, or stalagmites. One disappointment is that there are many other parts of the cave that are closed off to visitors. This is obviously for safety reasons, but it would be nice to continue exploring. Overall a nice visit while in the area.

Visited June 2012
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Bangor, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Good place to visit with older children. Wouldn't recommend with babies as it's a bit of a squeeze to carry them around the mines (you cannot bring prams in the mine). Price is ok!

Visited September 2012
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Telford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“good afternoon out”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

take a few hours to have a look at this piece of history,stroll around the mine then down to withys for dinner or tea.

Visited December 2012
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Stockport, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“One of the top "Wonders of Wales"”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

Absolutely fantastic. Let your imagination run wild.
Initial disappointment at the small quarry and dusty car park were replaced with awe and amazement at what these primitive people had achieved. The scrapings on the surface don't prepare you for labyrinth you are about to visit below the mountain.
Finished the tour to watch a basic demonstration of how to cast a bronze axe head, total failure and the guide disappeared into the shop only to appear a couple of minutes later with the real thing which he handed over for examination saying that this was how it was supposed to look!!!! I haven't washed that hand yet.

Visited December 2011
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

An exciting experience much better than we expected but a bit expensive for families which is a shame . My granddaughter aged 6 could read all the signs and conducted the tour. A bit slippery and narrow at times but in our opinion well worth the trip

Visited October 2012
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