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Dolaucothi Gold Mines

| Pumsaint, Llanwrda SA19 8US, Wales
+44 1558 650177
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There's gold in them thar hills!!

An unusual NT property. Quite an auster scenario, corrugated iron sheds set in a kind of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sue00do
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North West England, United Kingdom
Good place to spend half a day!!

Interesting place, but small, only a few hours can be killed here.. Arrived on opening at 10.30... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
misterbarlow
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Cardiff, Wales, UK.
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“national trust” (46 reviews)
“great fun” (27 reviews)
“tour guide” (19 reviews)
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| Pumsaint, Llanwrda SA19 8US, Wales
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+44 1558 650177
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Reviewed 4 days ago

An unusual NT property. Quite an auster scenario, corrugated iron sheds set in a kind of ampitheatre, we booked for the last mine tour of the day, the Victorian tour. Panned for gold and had a coffee while we waited for our tour. After donning...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting place, but small, only a few hours can be killed here.. Arrived on opening at 10.30, had a look about the exhibits, did the 11.30 tour, had lunch, did the 1.30 tour, then there's little else to do really, so we left... Both tours...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Camping locally and being members of the national trust we had planned a visit here. Not really knowing what to expect we were really really chuffed with our visit and the amazing experiences we had! If your visiting definitely book onto the underground tour well...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As well as exploring the 1930s miners yard at Dolaucothi you can tour either the Victorian or Roman gold mines on site (or both if you like a walk and have time) - tours are approx an hour each and ours was led by the...More

Thank Charles P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the mines with our two grandchildren and it proved to be an extremely good day out. Our guide Lorraine was excellent and a 'mine' of information. The children loved panning for gold and the tour of the mine itself. We would certainly recommend...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in Llandovery we looked for somewhere local to spend a couple of hours. It was a lovely sunny day but the place was quiet with only six of us taking part in a guided tour of the Roman mines. The male guide was very...More

Thank ChrisRugby
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Reviewed 1 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.

3  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...More

1  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...More

3  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...More

2  Thank johntsmith22
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Ailsab1
23 April 2018|
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Response from Donna S | Property representative |
Hello, The access to the site is up quite a steep drive, we do have limited parking at the top of the site, and you are welcome to use it or as a drop off point. We have the 'short tour' available daily, this is a half... More
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Anthony J
19 April 2017|
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Response from Dawn B | Reviewed this property |
No you don't it's done upon your arrival at reception
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Lakotah
3 October 2015|
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Response from johntsmith22 | Reviewed this property |
there are walks to be had that are separate from the mines . I'm sure dogs on leads would be welcome .
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