Dolaucothi Underground Adventures for All

Edward Jones Mine Dolaucothi

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 underground experiences at Dolaucothi, depending on the season and your requirements. Please see our FAQs for important further information and tour times.

The Underground Tour
Our 1hr 15min long tour to the underground workings runs several times every day, from April to the beginning of November. Come and explore the only know Roman Goldmine in the UK. Be lead around our workings by our tour guides who will ask the question ‘how much gold did the Romans really take out of the Dolaucothi hills?’.

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 for the little ones!


The Mine-yard Tour
Our half hour tour of the mine-yard tells the story of the 1930s miners. This includes a tour around some of the collections on site whilst telling the tales from the miners that used to work the pit. This half hour tour is suitable for people with less mobility as it does not include steps.