National Trust: Dolaucothi Gold Mines

National Trust: Dolaucothi Gold Mines
Pumsaint, Llanwrda, Dyfed, SA19 8US
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  • Opening times Daily: 11am–5pm.
  • Seasonal times Jul & Aug: 10am–6pm.
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Gold mines in use from Roman times to the 20th century, These unique gold mines are set amid wooded hillsides overlooking the beautiful Cothi Valley.

Two thousand 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.

Please note, underground tours involve steep slopes, stout footwear is essential.

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