Dolaucothi Gold Mines

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These unique gold mines are set amid wooded hillsides of the Cambrian mountains overlooking the beautiful Cothi Valley.

2,000 years ago, the powerful Romans left behind glimpses of their 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 underground in the Roman workings (tour routes may vary throughout the season).

The 1930's Mine Yard contains buildings and mining machinery, dating from that time.

Have a go at gold panning and experience the frustrations of searching for real gold!

Please note, underground tours involve steps and steep slopes. Appropriate outer wear and stout, enclosed footwear is essential.

Mine Yard Cafe

After venturing down the mine and experiencing the thrill of panning for your own gold, you’ll be in need of a light meal or a tasty treat from the café.

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Dolaucothi Gold Mines will re-open on April 3 2022. Booking essential. Please book online from 24 March. The Dolaucothi Estate car park and walks are open daily.



  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Guided tours for groups

Property Facilities

  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours mandatory

Site Features

  • National Trust Property

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road: A482 south-east of Lampeter
By Bus: From Lampeter

Accessible by Public Transport: Llanwrda station is 8 miles away.

Dolaucothi Gold Mines

Type:Heritage Centre

Pumpsaint, Llanwrda, SA19 8US

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Tel01558 650177

Opening Times

* Please see website for opening times.


  • Other AwardsNational Trust National Trust 2019
  • Visit WalesCadw Welsh Government Cadw Welsh Government 2016
  • Visit WalesVisit Wales VAQAS Visit Wales VAQAS 2016

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