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“A fascinating place to visit!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Great Orme Copper Mine

Great Orme Copper Mine
Ranked #4 of 89 things to do in Llandudno
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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“A fascinating place to visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

We had a cottage on the Great Orme and literally had a short walk across to the Copper mines - an incredibly interesting place and the history is just staggering in terms of its importance, incredible to think this place of world importance may still remain hidden by a car-park if the survey had not shown up the tunnels! I would say its not for the claustrophobic or folks who may be a little large as some of the tunnels can be a little narrow but you really get a feel for what the People of the time (including little children) had to endure to mine the copper - a fantastic trip back through ancient history. The little gift shop sells a reasonably priced range of natural crystals and fossils and has a good second hand book shop. Would definitely recommend whilst you are on the Orme.

Visited September 2013
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Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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“Extraordinary experience!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

Doesn't look much from the outside, quite expensive to enter (and it's not for the disabled or chubby) but once inside what an extraordinary experience to see what our ancestors were capable of doing. I found it a magical experience. Also a nice little second hand book shop where you can sit and drink a welcome cup of tea.

Visited September 2013
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London
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

This is a great little place on the way to the top of the Great Orme - specially for children. The whole experience of visiting the mine, the history and the information on mining keeps them engaged and engrossed.

Well worth the visit. A must see if around Llandudno / Conwy.

Visited July 2013
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Telford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“A great find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

A very interesting self tour, on the excavation that has taken place so far, a site that had been lost until 1987. Work is still progressing to show visitors how hard it was to do this type of mining as it was cut out with bone and rock.

Visited September 2013
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“Over priced”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

£25 for 3 adults and one child, takes 10 mins to walk through the mines, it's good if that's what your into but not worth the price!

Visited August 2013
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