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“One not to be missed.”

Amlwch Copper Kingdom
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Amlwch
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Its known as the biggest hole in Europe but its a hole you don't want to miss. We went on a grey day in October but the WOW factor was certainly there. Parys Mountain is not to be missed. You could be almost anywhere, the colours are amazing, the rock strata is breathtaking, and the thought of all that copper being extracted for all those years and yet leaving something of such beauty is staggering. Unfortunately, there were few people around, I hope this was just because of the time of year. This really is Angleseys hidden treasure.

Thank lambkin2013
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

Parys Mountain is probably the most unusually beautiful place I have visited. Myself and my family, including dog and children, spent 3-4 hours walking here and took 100s of amazing photos. I would definitely recommend including this mountain in any trip to Anglesey. The museum in Amlwch is small and of interest only in conjunction with the mountain visit in my opinion, although the general history of the area is extremely interesting and more so for me as I had no prior knowledge of the importance of copper in Anglesey.

Thank 19lel68
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This is a most interesting place. Well designed and telling a story that is almost from another world.
The receptionist certainly knew his stuff. The only shortfall was the video - it intruded a lot in the other areas and needs to be perhaps on a start button rather than a continuous loop. Some soundproofing would be good too.

A 'must do this' before the trip to the copper mine itself!

Thank Gordon W
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Somehow, we managed to miss the Copper Kingdom when we followed the signs for "Copper Mine" and immediately found ourselves in the car park aside the disused workings on Parys Mountain. The walk around this, arguably once the world's largest copper mine, is quite inspirational. Probably a good couple of miles around the circumference if you explore all the byways, the landscape reveals strangely alien reds, coppers and grey slate mounds peppered with purple heathers. We made our visit on a sunny August day and the vibrant colours set against a blue sky were breathtaking.

Read the information posters and it's hard to believe that the huge crater before you was dug by hand using shovels and axes. We didn't make it to the bottom, preferring instead to walk the perimeter and cross the bridge at the far end. From here, the extent of the mining can be seen from both sides. A short walk takes you to the tower - not much to see here, though you can go inside.

Fantastic photography, a bracing walk - and a great place for Hollywood to film Martian landscapes for fiction movies.

Thank Twinfly
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

We were lucky enough that friends of ours took us round here during our stay on Anglesey. We have never been anywhere quite like it. We walked for over an hour round trip on the site, an old disused copper mine. I would recommend stout footwear, as the paths are uneven, and if you have dogs, keep them out of the water pools, as the water is not conducive to a healthy dog! The site is also quite steep in places, but it is SOOOO different, you really can imagine being on Mars. If you are on the Island, give it a try!

Thank Stef C
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