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Gold mines in use from Roman times to the 20th century

These unique gold mines are set amid wooded hillsides overlooking the beautiful Cothi Valley.

2,000 years ago, the powerful Romans left behind a glimpse of gold-mining methods. The harsh mining environment continued in the 19th and 20th centuries, ending in 1938.

Guided tours take you back to experience the conditions of the Roman, Victorian and 1930s underground workings.

See and hear the 1930s mine and mine machinery. Have a go at gold panning and take the opportunity to experience the frustrations of searching for real gold.

Please note, underground tours involve steep slopes, stout footwear is essential.

Welcome to Dolaucothi

We look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful, unique site in the heart of Carmarthenshire's countryside.

There's always something new to explore and learn here, so why not pay us a visit this year?

Start planning your visit.

Follow the trail

Go and explore the fascinating story of the Romans at Dolaucothi on our new Roman audio trail. Or try something a little more challenging and climb to the highest point in Carmarthenshire

Group booking

Ideal for groups of all ages

We're a popular choice for schools and large groups looking for a unique experience.

Book your trip and call or email us today

Tel: 01558 650809

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