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Dolaucothi Gold Mines

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Introduction

Panning for goldThis is the only known Roman gold mine in Britain and is the only opportunity to see some of the lost gold mining heritage of Wales. The mine, now owned by the National trust, is set within a beautiful upland estate, where the rare red kite thrives. The entrance to the Dolaucothi Gold Mines is through an exhibition centre that gives all the necessary information about the history of the mine and the things that you can see there. Guided tours are available into two of the underground workings and there is a self guided trail ‘The Miners’ Trail’ around the major features of interest that takes about 45 minutes to walk round. Then you can try your hand at panning for ‘gold’.

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