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Great Orme Copper Mine

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Address: The Great Orme Mines Pyllau Road, Llandudno LL30 2XG, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1492 870447
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If you like History of Llandudno this is just up your street. on a clear day the views are great, there café at the top is worth a visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lancashire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like History of Llandudno this is just up your street. on a clear day the views are great, there café at the top is worth a visit.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like your ancient history - this is for you. SItuated half way up the Great Orme - the site is easily accessible either by the tram ( in season ) or car. You can walk there if you are up to a very steep climb. It's a self guided tour including a brilliant short walk around the man... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thought we were going to a small old copper mine, but wow! Relatively recent excavations have shown this was a major copper mine going back to the Bronze Age well before the Romans, and a major focus for trade in those times. Agree with the BBC "possibly the top visitor experience in pre-Roman Britain' Good self guided tour with exhibits... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having seen the mine for several years, we finally got around to seeing it. My young children thoroughly enjoyed it as did my wife and I. The children said it felt like a proper adventure, I agree! We all learnt lots and they talked about it all the way. home. It really was thoroughly enjoyable. I highly recommend.

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Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A sure fire way of ensuring a wonderful trip back in time. The experienced and friendly staff facilitate a truly awe-inspiring journey through the deepest parts of the Great Orme, creating long lasting memories for both young and old..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I can well understand why this site is rated as being as important as Stonehenge. Viewing the audio video before taking the Tour is highly recommended. And make sure your helmet fits as in some areas the tunnel ceiling is deceptively low.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

What a historical find, definitely not what I expected steeped in history with an excellent tour and the cavern inside is unbelievable. We really loved this trip and definitely not worth missing.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the mine on a Saturday afternoon in October. It wasn't too busy and the staff served us quickly and with a friendly manner. The mine itself is fascinating! What an interesting piece of history and a great place to visit with children. It's a good practical trip with a walk through the mine and plenty to see and... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

What an eyeopener, such an experience to go into the mines and realise how large this industrial site was in the Bronze Age, To think this could all have been lost under a carpark!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We visited the mines after reading about them and were not disappointed. The tunnel was fascinating and we very much enjoyed learning as we went. The visit is fairly quick, ie you would not spend several hours here.

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