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Dolaucothi Gold Mines

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Address: | Pumsaint, Llanwrda SA19 8US, Wales
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+44 1558 650177

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What a great day out ,staff very friendly and very knowledgeable,do the 2 mine tours well worth it ,food good to ,reasonable price to enter and even better if your a nt member

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great day out ,staff very friendly and very knowledgeable,do the 2 mine tours well worth it ,food good to ,reasonable price to enter and even better if your a nt member

Thank jack222555
Holywell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great time and very informative. Lady called Lorraine was our guide and she was very nice and made the tour with all her stories about Roman times. thoroughly enjoyed our visit and even got to pan for gold :) :) :)

Thank Carol R
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is not for the faint hearted! There are 2 guide paths the 2nd being very steep. Other attractions include the cafe and gold panning. You need to be able to manage very steep slopes and steps. Wheelchair users can get around the cafe and attractions on ground but not on the tours. This is a historic site and is... More 

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Thank WendyLou03
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

First time visiting Wales and happened to stumble across this as a "thing to do". From the outside it doesn't look like much but it turned out to be incredibly insightful and fun, especially for any history lovers. Being able to go into the gold mines is what made the afternoon for me. If you are afraid of dark, enclosed... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Our family of 2 adults and 2 children (12 years) visited in early September. The Victorian tour taken by Jaxom was great! He was a wonderful, informative tour guide, who obviously knew his stuff! Our girls were kept engaged with the tour, and we all learnt the history of the Victorian era around this area. The mine tour underground was... More 

Thank 4tuataras
Brecon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Dolaucothi Goldmines with our 2 and 5 year old. We ate in the cafe, the menu was simple but good quality food. Staff were friendly and warm. The panning for gold caused a lot of excitement for the children (and my husband) and was a great inclusive activity for all ages. We only did the short tour, partly... More 

Thank Jo B
Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Typical winding country lanes to get there, Its just a short walk from the car park to the reception to purchase tickets, we managed to get there just before the first Mine tour, once you have paid to get in go straight across to the kiosk opposite & get yourself booked on one of the Mine tours, Like I said... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

A group of 6 (3 X couples), thoroughly enjoyed our morning here - however, you could certainly spend a large part of your day here, not just morning/afternoon - we took part in the Roman Tour, very interesting, our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Our tour ended with beautiful views on top of the mining site. Lots of other... More 

Thank Stephanie W
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is an interesting place to visit - gold from Romans to Victorians. The guides are well informed and add humour to keep your fully engaged. It is set into idyllic surrounding particularly in the autumn with the trees ablaze with colour. The tours can also be undertaken independently if you don't like tours.

Thank mavis1955
Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

My husband, son and I arrived at the mines around midday and had time to do both the Roman and Victorian mine tours. (We also fitted in bacon sandwiches and later tea and cake in the cafe!). We would advise doing both tours if you can, as it gives you the full picture of the history of the mines and... More 

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