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Heritage Centre:Dolaucothi Gold Mines

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government
  • National Trust

Heritage Centre, £4.95-£10.50

Dolaucothi Gold Mines

Dolaucothi Gold Mines

After the gold rush

COVID-19 Coronavirus: You are advised to check opening times, special requirements and pre-booking options before you travel


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.

Facilities for educational visitsNational Trust PropertyAccepts groups

Children welcomeGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsGuided tours mandatory

Opening details

See website for opening times.


2020 Gift Aid Admission prices (Standard prices in brackets):
Adult £10.50 (£9.25)
Child £5.50 (£4.95)
Family £25.00 (£22.00)

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Plan route to Dolaucothi Gold Mines using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 662403  Lat: 52.04491 Long: -3.95239

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

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Llanwrda station


  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Guided tours mandatoryGuided tours mandatory