Billed as an “exciting underground adventure”, the Sygun Copper Mine is an award-winning family attraction in Beddgelert.
The mine ceased operation in 1903 and was abandoned but was later turned into a tourist attraction during the 1980s. Here you’ll learn all about the working lives of the Victorian miners, which can be rather eye-opening.
The tour through the mines is self-guided and you’ll experience the old workings through winding tunnels and large colourful chambers. Over three levels you’ll discover interactive attractions as well as stalactites, stalagmites and copper ore veins which contain traces of gold, silver and other precious metals. The audio-visual presentation will allow you to discover all the sights and sounds of the mine so you can see just what it was like before it was abandoned.
There’s also a museum and children’s playground and you can even pan for gold!
The mine has also found a little bit of fame recently when it was used for filming an episode of ‘Britain’s Biggest Adventure’ with Bear Grylls.
It can get quite cold and slippy in the mine, so be sure to wrap up warm and wear sensible footwear!
Located in the Snowdonia National Park on the A498, close to Beddgelert. Follow the brown signs!
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