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“Worth a visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Amlwch Copper Kingdom

Amlwch Copper Kingdom
East Midlands
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

An interesting site and refreshing walk- you rather feel like you are on the set of a doctor who film - but interesting to read the leaflet and imagine the lives of the wrkers in this mine in years gone by.

Visited November 2012
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English first
Home Counties
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71 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“An awesome view into the past”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Copper has been mined in Anglesey's Amlwch area since Roman times and was at one time the largest copper mine in the world. The port which shipped out the mineral is still there to see, and Parys Mountain, the site of the great mine still shows the scars of all the excavations. The earth is still vividly coloured with various chemicals and, in the right light (for fans of The Lord Of The Rings) it easily brings the land of Mordor to mind. An extraordinary place.

Visited May 2012
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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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405 reviews
111 attraction reviews
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“Copper Mountain walks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

Stunning scenery and a landscape out of Dr Who (really!) A great walk, not too steep if you dont go down into the crater and it can be as long as you want on decent footpaths. Little flora and fauna though!,

Visited March 2013
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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“Newly opened museum of Amlwch copper mining history”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

We found the signs to this place somewhat confusing, head to Amlwch port and park at the top and walk down to the right-hand quayside. Don't be tempted to follow the pedestrian signs to the left as this runs to a walking trail of the old quayside workings and you won't know what your looking at if you don't visit the museum first. There is a £2.95 entrance fee which allows access for the museum which would be fantastic for school parties etc but my wife and I having read the displays where left muted and the place is small and really only makes sense if you have time (which we didn't unfortunately) to ramble around the walking trail and get up to the copper mine trail (on road out of amlwch).

Visited March 2013
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Small but perfectly formed introduction to Welsh Copper”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

Ignore the old review from 2011. The Copper Kingdom is now housed in a wonderful modern adapted building (a quayside mineral bin actually!). It uses some interesting computer interactives to tell the story of Parys Mountain and Amlwch port through the eyes for some typical characters and one very distinguished tourist (no spoilers) The Copper Kingdom explains how copper is formed, how it was mined and what it was used for. It connects to the copper industries of South Wales and the North West. As an interactive - best enjoyed by older primary school age children (and older) The 'mock up' of the mine cleverly uses the bare bed rock ... Nice use of touch table to orient yourself to the sites of Parys Mountain, and nice use of projection (I loved the animated version of an oil painting scene from times gone by) A nice little dressing up and colouring section for younger kids (nice clogs!) Fully accessible to wheel chair / buggy users. My only criticism was the lack of cafe in the area. (The pub and chippy in the square were closed - visiting just before Easter)

Parys Mountain. Even if you think you know it from seeing the BBC series History of Wales, or a picture in a book - GO THERE! It is huge. Go on a sunny day - the colours are amazing and beautiful, the lack of vegetation and wildlife eery. The guided circuit took me around 90 mins and I walked slowly and took lots of photos ( I didn't see anyone else and at times it felt like I was on another planet). See what reckless industry does to the land!

Visited March 2013
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