Great Orme Mines
- Llandudno's world famous Bronze Age mine
- A true wonder of the ancient world.
- Walk tunnels mined over 3,500 years ago.
- An amazing experience.
Great Orme Mines - Dog Friendly Attraction in Llandudno, Conwy
Uncovered in 1987 during a scheme to landscape an area of the Great Orme, the copper mines discovered represent one of the most astounding archaeological discoveries of recent times. Dating back 4,000 years to the Bronze Age they change our views about the ancient people of Britain and their civilized and structured society 2,000 years before the Roman invasion.
A visit to Great Orme Mines is both a thought provoking and educational experience which can be enjoyed by children and adults of all ages.
Walking through tunnels mined out over 3,500 years ago gives visitors a feel for the harsh conditions our prehistoric ancestors faced in their search for copper.
Returning to the surface, follow the pathways around the surface excavations. View the opencast mine, see how our ancestors turned rock into metal at the smelting shelter and peer down the 145 metre deep Victorian mine shaft
You also will tour the opencast part of the mine which is the oldest part of the site, mined over 4,000 years ago. Any Questions? One of the original excavation team will be on site to answer them.
Are dogs allowed?
Dogs are welcome on all areas of the site including the underground, however, there are a series of metal grates and staircases which not all dogs are happy to walk over.