Dolaucothi Gold Mines, Llanwrda. Hand Picked Places to Visit in Carmarthenshire, Wales
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Dolaucothi Gold Mines

SA19 8RR
Tel: +44(0)1558 650177

These unique gold mines are set amid wooded hillsides overlooking the beautiful Cothi Valley. The Romans who exploited the site almost 2000 years ago left behind a complex of pits, channels, adits and tanks. Mining resumed in the 19th century and continued through the 20th century, reaching a peak in 1938. Guided tours take visitors through the Roman and the more recent underground workings. The main mine yard contains a collection of 1930s mining machinery, an exhibition about the history of gold and gold mining, video and interpretation. Gold-panning gives visitors the opportunity to experience the frustrations of the search for gold. Other attractions include waymarked walks, cycle hire and an Information Centre in Pumpsaint. There is fishing and accommodation on the estate, including a 35-pitch touring caravan site.

With Disabled Access: Yes

Tea Room, Children, Car Park, Private Group Tours, School Tours Available,

House & Garden
Adult 3.20
Child 1.60
Family 2+2 8.00

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