Great Orme Mines, Llandudno
Great Orme Mines, North Wales

Great Orme Mines

Uncovered during a landscaping scheme in 1987, Great Orme Mines is one of the most spectacular ancient discoveries of recent times. The mines date back 4,000 years to the Bronze Age – 2,000 years before the roman invasion.

A tour through the tunnels is a memorable experience for both adults and children. Visitors can get a feel for the harsh conditions pre-historic ancestors faced as they mined for copper. As you return to ground level, you can see first-hand how rock was turned to metal and peer down the 145-metre-deep shaft built in the Victorian era.

Following your archaeological tour, you can learn about life in the Bronze Age at the Mine Visitor Centre where a model village and Bronze Age artifacts and tools are displayed.

Finish your visit to Great Orme Mines with a trip to the gift shop to pick up souvenirs. Dogs are welcome on-site, although metal grates and staircases mean not all dogs will be happy to participate.

Uncover a wealth of history at the Great Orme Mines…

Image Credits: Steve DanielsCC BY-SA 2.0

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