Dolaucothi Gold Mines

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Address: Dolaucothi Gold Mines
The Coach House
Pumsaint
Llanwrda
Postcode: SA19 8UW
Kids Activity: Indoors and Outdoors
Telephone: 01558 650 177
Website: Click Here

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.

Don't miss
  • Experience the thrill of an underground guided tour.
  • Sift the panning troughs and keep what you find.
  • Get to grips with gold in the gold exhibition.

Making the most of your day
Frequent underground tours (charge including members, please note younger children may not be carried). Regular school holiday and family activities. Self-guided walks around the estate. Dogs: on leads only

Opening times
Mines, shop and tea-room
12 Mar - 30 Jun 11 11 - 5 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
1 Jul - 31 Aug 11 10 - 6 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
1 Sep - 30 Oct 11 11 - 5 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
Caravan site
31 Mar - 30 Oct 11 12 - 5 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
Christmas shop (Coach House Pumsaint)
9 Nov - 18 Dec 11 11 - 4 Closed Mondays Closed Tuesdays We Th Fr Sa Su
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Pumsaint Information Centre and estate walks open all year. Underground tours last one hour approximately (helmets with lights provided). Smaller children will only be allowed on tours at the discretion of staff (telephone for advice). Groups can be booked out of hours/season. Last tours leave at 3:45. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

 


Get in touch

01558 650177 Emaildolaucothi@nationaltrust.org.uk


Prices 2011

Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets) Gold Mines: adult £3.60 (£3.27), child £1.80 (£1.63), family £9 (£8.18). Underground tour (additional charge, including members) (Standard Admission): adult £3.80, child £1.90, family £9.50