Dolaucothi Gold Mines, National Trust Wales

   

Pumsaint, Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire SA19 8RR

Between Lampeter and Llanwrda on A482

phone: 01558 650177

About a mile east of the hamlet of Pumpsaint, these unique mines were worked by both the Celts and the Romans. The fell into disuse and were then re-opened, being last commercially operated in 1938. Strangely both the old and the more modern workings are in good condition.

You can either just study the Exhibition with the history of the mine, displays of gold panning, old mining machinery. Or the more energetic can a  take an underground tour

The setting is stunning on a  wooded hillside overlooking the beautiful Cothi Valley.

Opening times 2004: 2nd April - 2nd November, 10am - 5pm,DAILY, last admission 4.30pm last underground tour 4pm.
Prices: Adult - £3
Child - £1.50
Family - £7.50
National Trust members - FREE
additional charge for underground tour.

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