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Great Orme Copper Mine

The Great Orme Mines Pyllau Road, Llandudno LL30 2XG, Wales
+44 1492 870447
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Bit of a squeeze but very interesting

I took the children here and we really enjoyed the history and the actual mines themselves. Not... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sue M
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Really interesting

Really interesting and informative walk down into the mine itself, hard hats are a must (provided... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Anni276
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The Great Orme Mines Pyllau Road, Llandudno LL30 2XG, Wales
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+44 1492 870447
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the children here and we really enjoyed the history and the actual mines themselves. Not your average mine!

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really interesting and informative walk down into the mine itself, hard hats are a must (provided) and good footwear.

Thank Anni276
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely visit here as part of a larger group. We arrived slightly staggered so started the tour at different times but met inside. The initial video means you learn a lot about what you will see but also means despite being busy...More

Thank Glutenfreefam
Reviewed 2 November 2017

My boyfriend and I had a lovely walk around the mine. Would definitely be something to do with a family and children!

Thank Kathryn E
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Go with an open mind and get it blown away if you are truly interested in history and the skill and bravery of our ancestors.Thank goodness that someone had to survey this place before development; this would have been the greatest loss to history. Thank...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Visited here with my son (10) this is a self guided tour of the mines, we found it really good, very narrow corridors underground. Well lit up and very informative fact boards in the way round. Well stocked shop, full of little gifts and trinkets....More

Thank Tina P
Reviewed 19 October 2017

A great conducted tour into the mine with more recent workings then Roman using picks, hammers and chisels. Then ancient workings visited where stone hammers were used.

Thank alantg1
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Really interesting and informative the final cavern is great to see and the whole route, distance number of steps to climb was well explained before the staff would take payment for the mine tour

Thank Allison D
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I went for the mine visit as there wasnt much else to do at the halfway point of the Great Orme. The tram didnt run to the top due to poor weather. Its a reasonable entrance fee of 6 pounds and i assume most of...More

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Fascinating place but you do need to read the displays to get the most out of it. Helpful introductory video. Tour efficiently organised and not rushed. About a quarter of the tour is outdoors and not under cover - important in poor weather. Also, mine...More

Thank Michael S
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Jacandhow
8 December 2017|
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Response from ShamChath | Reviewed this property |
Hi,there are quite a lot of steps mostly straight but the ground can be slippery due to the dampness and the path is very narrow almost all the way and there are several places where you have to watch your head too. Still I... More
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Lizzie K
15 October 2017|
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Response from ShamChath | Reviewed this property |
The whole tour could be completed under an hour if you don't take ages to take photographs. The introductory video at the start takes a little bit of time but it's worth it as you learn a lot about the mine's history and... More
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Sarah H
12 July 2017|
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Response from bobjolly | Reviewed this property |
The older 2 will enjoy it but the younger one, even in the carrier, would be difficult in he underground parts.
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