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Family-Friendly Great Orme Bronze Age Mines, Llandudno
March to October daily, 9.30-16:30
Adults £7.00, Children £5.00, Family ticket £20, Under 5s free

One of the most impressive sites of its kind in the world, the mines found within the Great Orme in Llandudno date all the way back to the Bronze Age, making them a whopping 4000 years old.

You can discover a little about life in ancient Britain, some two millennia before the Romans even made it over to our shores. The mines are believed to be the largest prehistoric mines in the world as it stands, so there really is no other location quite like this one.

Take a self-guided tour through the mines to see their ancient splendour with your own two eyes, getting a feel for how harsh life must have been when our prehistoric ancestors were digging for copper here.

You and the kids can see how the copper would have been worked over at the Smelting Shelter, then take in the sight of Vivian’s Mine Shaft, which stretches out almost 150 metres down into the Earth.

We would recommend combining a trip through the mines with a more general exploration of the Great Orme. Take a trip on the traditional tramway, enjoy the views over Llandudno and the coast, and get closer to nature in the Country Park. It’s a great day all-round.


Image source: CC-by-SA 2.0 by Alan Simkins

Image source: CC-by-SA 2.0 by David Dixon 


The Great Orme Mines are well-signposted from the A55, so just follow the brown signs! As such a prominent feature in Llandudno, it is hard to miss! 

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