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“Interesting for the interested”

Great Orme Copper Mine
Ranked #4 of 95 things to do in Llandudno
Certificate of Excellence
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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Interesting for the interested”
Reviewed 24 April 2011

This place is great if you have an interest in this sort of thing but its not somewhere I would bring children as its not what I would call fun or exciting. I am caustraphobic and after a trip to white scar caves I was worried about coming here BUT The mines are short and self guided so no pressure! You get to watch a video about the mines etc and then you choose a hard hat and off you go! It is a visit that can be as long as you like but could easily be done in half an hour. There is also a gift shop and a cafe.

Visited May 2010
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manchester,england
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“Copper Exports”
Reviewed 22 January 2011

When they were puyttng in a new car park twenty years ago, there was a slip, and it was thought the Romans have been busy again; but when they dug deeper it was realised that the copper mine was five thousand years old and this copper has been found all over Europe so it was the same then - "we must export or die!".

Visited February 2010
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Don't bother”
Reviewed 12 November 2010

Not recommended at all. £16 for a family and it lasts about 40 mins. Some informative stuff, but the kids were bored half way through.

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Poole
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Historical Tourism at its best”
Reviewed 4 November 2010

The 4,000 year old Great Orme Copper Mine provides a good experience for the whole family. The mine produced 10 Million axe heads worth of copper in the Bronze Age, which makes it a significant historical location. The site is interesting for the whole family - my sons, my husband, and my stepdaughter all enjoyed walking in the miners tunnels and learning about the importance of copper in the Bronze Age. It takes about an hour to see the whole site. They have a reasonably good gift shop with a second hand book collection. And, they welcome dogs!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Waste of money, don't bother!!”
Reviewed 4 October 2010

Well what can I say, waste of money, lying staff, very unhelpfull. On a wet day in September we decided to visit this "must see" attraction, on arrival the car park was empty (not a good sign) so with 3 fed up kids in the back of the car we asked how long the "self guided" tour took, approx 40 mins was the reply so we handed over the best part of 20 quid and 10 mins later we are out again! WHAT. when we questioned about the time it took us they said we must have walked fast, with a 5 year old!!!! AVOID AVOID AVOID.

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