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9. Great Orme Copper Mines, Llandudno

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Great Orme Copper Mines, Llandudno

Uncovered in 1987 during a scheme to landscape an area of the the Great Orme, the copper mines discovered below the ground represent one of the most astounding archaeological discoveries of recent time. 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.

Over recent years mining engineers, cavers and archaeologists have been slowly uncovering more tunnels and large areas of the surface landscape to reveal what is now thought to be the largest Prehistoric mine discovered in the World so far.

Great Orme Copper Mines Address:
Great Orme Mines
Great Orme
North Wales
LL30 2XG
England, UK

Great Orme Copper Mines Opening Times:
Open from the 17th March to the end of 4th November from 9.30am
Last admission at 5pm during peak season
Last Admission at 4.30pm at the beginning and end of the season

Great Orme Copper Mines Admission:
Adult £6.00
Child £4.00
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £16.00
Additional children £3.00
Under 5 years Free

The tour of the mine is self guided, however for pre-booked groups of over 20 a guided tour is available
Adult group rate (over 20) £5.00 per adult

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