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Great Orme Copper Mine

The Great Orme Mines Pyllau Road, Llandudno LL30 2XG, Wales
+44 1492 554200
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Excellent

Great insight into the history behind the mine and the miners who worked there. Good going into the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
tattoo4life
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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
via mobile
Fascinating

What an interesting visit. An unexpected enlightenment on Wales' history. Thousands of years... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sarian T
,
Barry, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bronze age” (89 reviews)
“hard hat” (58 reviews)
LOCATION
The Great Orme Mines Pyllau Road, Llandudno LL30 2XG, Wales
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+44 1492 554200
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"bronze age"
in 89 reviews
"hard hat"
in 58 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 53 reviews
"copper mine"
in 96 reviews
"short film"
in 30 reviews
"second hand bookshop"
in 16 reviews
"own pace"
in 28 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 69 reviews
"gift shop"
in 48 reviews
"great orme"
in 113 reviews
"information boards"
in 20 reviews
"interesting place"
in 18 reviews
"car park"
in 42 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 9 reviews
"interesting facts"
in 9 reviews
"take your time"
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"half way"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great insight into the history behind the mine and the miners who worked there. Good going into the actual mine and seeing the conditions they men and children worked in. I reckon kids would love it too!!! I’m a big lad so found a few...More

Thank tattoo4life
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What an interesting visit. An unexpected enlightenment on Wales' history. Thousands of years before the Romans arrived here was a thriving community and industry. Plenty to do and see in the area.

Thank Sarian T
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent place to visit.very interesting archeological site. It is below ground, so it can be wet and slippery. Also some areas are narrow and steps here and there. Helmets are supplied to wear on your exploration of the site. It's definitely worth a visit.

Thank Jon M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This ancient Copper mine was only rediscovered 30 years ago . The Victorians mined copper here and found some ancient tools. They believed these were Roman but now we know these tools are, in fact 4000years old! I was facinated by what I learnt and...More

Thank Kelly39
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed this informative tour of the mine site. You really get a feel for how difficult the conditions must have been and you learn about mining that took place long before we might have imagined. There are many informative signs and also same...More

Thank LesandMarilyn
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It appeared interesting as it was a copper mine from about 3500 years ago. If we had more time it would have been interesting to go through it as it was inhabited/worked 1500 years before Christ in the Mesolithic Period.

Thank Yrneh1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place to visit. My son and I enjoyed it a lot. I don't know how people worked in those small damp conditions 4000yrs ago with bone and stones to carve away at the face. Well worth a visit really enjoyed this place.

2  Thank DARREN M
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed the self-guided tour of the mines, Totally different to any attraction I've visited before. Nice little gift shop. Friendly staff. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Tracy G
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

A mind bowing experience. To be able to walk in an ancient industrial site and experience the working conditions and to try to work out how the logistics of trading and exporting the finished items was possible, was fantastic. Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff.

Thank Alec D
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Went here today. Didn't think I'd manage it being claustrophobic. The girl on entrance and showed me the video screen how high and will lit it was. And there are help buttons you can press. We were also there early so no crowds there. It's...More

Thank RobboLee
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Kelly B
4 April 2018|
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Response from Alexandra L | Reviewed this property |
Depends how far gone you are. I would say no and there are some inclines.
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Shauna-Lee O
16 February 2018|
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Response from Kelly39 | Reviewed this property |
No. During the winter months the mine is closed to visitors and the archeologists resume their excavations of what they believe is a very large mine.
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Jacandhow
8 December 2017|
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Response from susanvardy | Reviewed this property |
in my opinion i dont think it would be advisable to go into the mines with a crutch
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