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“Do the tour!”

Dolaucothi Gold Mines
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Llanwrda
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This is a fascinating place to visit. The mine dates back to at least roman times and you can go on a walking tour of the mine. Special thanks to Alison our guide, who made it a memorable experience.

4  Thank Henchelson
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Went there with no previous knowledge about the place and truly felt we struck “gold”. We were lucky as we had our dog with us and they are trialling dogs visiting the Roman mines (march 2018). This made our visit a lot easier and I imagine they will continue if well behaved dogs continue to visit (fingers crossed). Our dog luckily was well behaved, good dog Rosie “sit!” Oh well maybe next time.

Staff were really nice and there were quite a bit of interactive areas like panning for gold and lots of buttons to press for kids (me included).

There is also a cafe and a shop plus lots of picnic tables if you decide to bring your own food and drinks.

2  Thank Thomas M
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

There was snow on the ground when we arrived in our group to this National Trust venue.

We were duly kitted out with hard hats, hat lights and wellies and off we went. There are 38 very steep steps up to the main mine entrance - and it's quite a climb. Not really suitable for the elderly, infirm or those with breathing difficulties. There's very little warning of the obstacles to come.

The mine itself is interesting but not spectacular, although our guide was excellent and informative with a good deal of humour. Some of our party experienced exiting through an original opening used by early miners, but this involved crawling through a tight rock aperture via a short wooden ladder and then tackling some steep stone steps. Clearly Roman miners were much smaller than me and instead I chose to return whence I had come!

It's not something I would want to do again anytime soon, but worth a visit if you are in the area with a couple of hours to spare.

4  Thank Lancerlot
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Stomping about in the countryside at it's best . We had great weather . Good walking great exercise. We took the red path as mines are closed this time of year n we smashed it with a 7 year old in toe.
The walk was a bit obstructed in places fallen trees n broken stys. But non the less it's a lovely place with some amazing views . Defo worth visit .

2  Thank johntsmith22
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Excellent day out with all underground tours included in entry fee. Access to Roman and Victorian underground workings. Underground access for wheelchairs and pushchairs to smaller mine. If you don't want to go underground lots of surface industrial workshops and sheds. Part of larger estate with walks to suit all abilities. Gift shop and cafe serving freshly home produced food. Popular small caravan site with limited facilities.

1  Thank Allan4619
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