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Dolaucothi Gold Mines

Dolaucothi Gold Mines
Contact
Pumsaint,
Llanwrda,
Carmarthenshire
SA19 8US

Tel: 01558 650177
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-dolaucothigoldmines
Prices
Gold Mines:
Adult 3.60
Child 1.80
Family 9.00

Underground tour:
Adult 3.80
Child 1.90
Family 9.50
Opening
Mines, shop and tea room:
12 Mar - 30 Jun 11 Open daily 11-5
1 Jul - 31 Aug 11 Open daily 10-6
1 Sep - 30 Oct 11 Open daily 11-5
These unique gold mines are set amid wooded hillsides overlooking the beautiful Cothi Valley. 2,000 years ago, the powerful Romans left behind a glimpse of gold-mining methods. The harsh mining environment continued in the 19th and 20th centuries, ending in 1938. Guided tours take you back to experience the conditions of the Roman, Victorian and 1930s underground workings. See and hear the 1930s mine and mine machinery. Have a go at gold panning and take the opportunity to experience the frustrations of searching for real gold. Stay on our caravan site opposite the Gold Mines.

Note: underground tours involve steep slopes, stout footwear essential.