Dolaucothi Underground Adventures for All
You've booked your underground tour, and it's time to get kitted up. In the Lamp Room, you're fitted with a hard hat, a battery pack and a miner's headlamp. The adventure begins!
We offer a choice of 3 underground experiences at Dolaucothi, depending on the season and your requirements. Please see our FAQs for important further information and tour times.
The Mitchell Mine Tour
Our 1 hour long tour to the Mitchell Mine runs several times every day, from March to the beginning of November. This is a family friendly tour into a dark Victorian mine, where our experienced, knowledgeable and entertaining Tour Guides provide an exciting and unforgettable experience.
Please note, for Health & Safety reasons, children under 1 M in height and younger than 5 years of age - are not permitted underground. You will find plenty to do in and around our mine yard, however, including a Mini Mine Adventure (available Summer 2019 onwards) for the little ones!
The Roman Mine Tour
Our tour of the 2000 year old Roman workings also runs throughout the season. However, for conservation reasons it is sometimes necessary to remove this tour at very busy times*. This hour long tour explores surface archaeology, as well as taking you inside the only known Roman Goldmine in Britain. The Tour Guides provide detailed and interesting information, and an element of Dolaucothi fun, throughout the tour.
* If for any reason this tour is not running, we have a very good alternative in our Roman self-guided Audio Tour - more info here.
The Edward Jones Tour
This tour takes us into a mine originally worked in Victorian times, and re-worked in the 1930's. Situated directly beneath the Mitchell Mine at the base of the hill, its entrance is on the same level as our mine yard. This half hour tour is therefore suitable for people with less mobility; users of wheelchairs, walking aids etc. Our friendly, helpful Tour Guides will ensure you have an atmospheric and informative underground experience - but without the steep steps involved in accessing the other two mines. Please make your requirements known at our booking window, and we will do our best to tailor the tour for your needs.