Undergound tours at Dolaucothi Gold Mines

Family enjoy a day at Dolaucothi

Join us for an adventure like no other on one of our underground guided tours of the mine adits at Dolaucothi Gold Mines.

There's a choice of three underground tours, each one telling a different story of man's quest for gold through the centuries. You can book onto as many as you like during your visit.

Underground Tours

Roman Tour - Walk back in time on our Roman tour. Explore the mine and see marks left by Roman tools. Approx 1 hour.

Victorian TourGet kitted up with your hard hat and lamp and delve deep into the landscape with your guide into the Victorian workings. Approx 1 hour.

Short Tour- This tour is wheelchair friendly. Please ask our tour guides if you would like to book a short tour. Approx 30 minutes.


Visitors must be over 100 cm in height  and must walk unaided during the tour to go on an underground tour. This is usually around 5 years old.


Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour times for your safety briefing and please bare in mind that you might have to wait for a later tour time on busy days. We advise that you arrive earlier in the day to avoid being disappointed.

Spring Tour Times 17 Mar - 21 Jul

  • Victorian tour: 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 3.30pm
  • Roman tour: 11.30am & 2:30

Summer Tour Times 21 Jul to 31 Aug

  •  11am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm
  • We have a self-guided Roman walk availble too so you can discover the story of man's earliest quest for Gold at your own pace. 

Autumn Tour Times 1 Sept - 4 Nov

  • Victorian tour: 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 3.30pm
  • Roman tour: 11.30am & 2:30


Visitor Notice: Please be aware that last entry to Dolaucothi Gold Mines is 1 hour before closing. The last underground tour will depart 1.5 hours before closing.

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