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Great Orme Copper Mine
Ranked #4 of 99 things to do in Llandudno
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Our son loved this place big time... The place was,nt busy at all, and time was spent lesiurely wondering slowly around. It cost us less then £20.00 for 2 adults and 1 child. Parking was easy lots off spare places. Well worth a visit, but don,t listen to me if you or your family like history then it's so definitely worth a visit.

Thank joanne b
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

Fantastic experience. To be able to walk around a mine that was dug by hand 4000 years ago. I'm 6' 5" and felt like Alice down the rabbit hole! Very confined space underground (well, for me it was!) but well worth it. Lots of displays and graphics, well informed staff. Good way to spend and afternoon when the weather is not so good.

1  Thank SteveE787
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

This attraction will require many return visits as currently there are only 3% of the tunnels open to the public. Your decent gets you down to the 2nd level which is approximately 60ft below the surface. The tunnels are narrow and low which is hardly surprising considering they were cut with stone hammers and bone. You will see tunnels heading off in many directions and on occasion levels below are lit to give you an insight to parts of the currently visable depth of the mine.

The mine opens at 10.00hrs March - October. I would recommend you get there early as we did. This will ensure you get to appreciate the mine below ground because as I previously stated, the tunnels are narrow and these could cause log jams.

Thank Peter K
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

I really enjoyed my visit here. Having been in an old gold mine in the Californian mountains and the caves in Nerja, Spain, I found the underground tour was very short. There is only 200 meters out of the 5 miles discovered, so far, that you can walk. There's just about the right amount of information written around the mine as the main thing people like to do is look at the mine itself, rather than spend most of the time reading. This might have been done on purpose as it is very narrow without many places to be able to pass, so if someone was reading everything very slowly there would be grid lock and claustrophobia could set in with some people on a busy day.
There's a good gift shop, cafe and pic-nic area.
I really hope more of the underground section is opened up so I could give it the full 5/5.

Thank gilders
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We had taken our children here in the 1990's and thought then that the potential was huge - so looked forward to our visit in 2013. We were not disappointed!! What has been achieved here in excavation and revelation is 'enormously' important in the history of mankind. The opencast is over 4,000 years old and one can experience what copper mining would be like all those years ago, with rough hewn stones and bones and no blasting. Literally travel back in time! Best of all - it's unguided so you can take as long as you like to marvel at the size and scale of the mine. It is amazing!!
There is a new visitor centre and a pictorial druid to guide you around the site.
Take a look at their website - the real thing is much more amazing!
IT'S A MUST !!!
Every child should go and imagine!
Take the tram up - that's fun.
There's a cafe at the top of the Orme.

Thank diana h
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