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Dolaucothi Gold Mines

The Dolaucothi Gold Mines are owned by the National Trust. The gold mines were 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. You can 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.

Remember your National Trust card. The Dolaucothi Gold Mines are a 1 hour drive from the penthouse.