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How did they manage?!

Well worth the visit. Quite stunning views inside the mines and very impressed with the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
JanBarnes2014
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Chichester, United Kingdom
Amazing what these people accomplished

I thought this was incredible and very well done. It is self-guided, but there are a number of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
50in50
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth the visit. Quite stunning views inside the mines and very impressed with the presentation of discoveries. Interesting to chat with the staff who are obviously very committed to their jobs.

Thank JanBarnes2014
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I thought this was incredible and very well done. It is self-guided, but there are a number of videos, signs and an audio recording that explains what you’re looking at. There are some tight squeezes, but I never felt claustrophobic or unsafe. We spent about...More

Thank 50in50
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are visiting the Great Orme do not miss the opportunity of exploring this mine The entrance fee is very reasonable.Hard hats are provided. We spent about 2 hours there and had we known beforehand we could have taken our sandwiches with us as...More

Thank Tigerbaby21
Reviewed 6 days ago

Spent an enjoyable few hours exploring the Copper Mine at the Great Orme. Not suitable for Claustrophobics as the passages underground are very narrow and enclosed. Very informative about the history of this site a real trip into the distant past.

Thank PhilRugby
Reviewed 1 week ago

This self guided tour is well worth the small fee. Don your hard hat and squeeze along the tunnels - some are narrow, low and slippery - but still very interesting.

Thank kgee251046
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful visit down the mines. Well worth the price of a visit, lots to learn, see and do. Plan to spend the whole day or just an afternoon you will not be disappointed. Take a picnic to eat in the grounds after your visit.

Thank DAVIDJOHN_HUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were knocked out by this. A 3,500 year old bronze age copper mine! Plenty to see and learn both on the surface and underground. Note the underground passages are not for those with claustrophobia or for large people as they are very narrow.

Thank Sam4a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't know this existed until last week but we've just been, and the kids really enjoyed it. Worth a trip if you're up the Great Orme

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend you wear decent footwear was there are several steps and slopes. Excellent intro film. Everyone issued with a hard hat. You are able to descend some 60 feet below ground level. Informative display panels help explain the history of this site which is well...More

Thank Paynelon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the halfway station, on our downward journey on the tram from the Great Orme peak. The entrance fee was reasonable there is a shop on site but no cafe. We did the self paced walking tour after watching a very good video...More

Thank Terence P
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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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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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