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Sygun Copper Mine, Beddgelert
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Sygun Copper Mine is located in Beddgelert. Plan to visit Sygun Copper Mine and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Beddgelert attractions using our Beddgelert tourist route planner.
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As a place to visit, it is Ok. The mine itself is quite interesting but overall it feels like a attraction from 20 years ago, pre-recorded voice over using dummys placed in certain areas. My biggest p... read more »
A great place to visit especially on a wet day in Wales! A tour you guide yourself around with a simple map and information points throughout the mine. gives the inexperienced a look into the hard liv... read more »
Die ersten beiden Stopps der Copper Mine (die man auf eigene Faust, also ohne Führung erkunden kann), mit den wunderschönen Tropfsteinhöhlen sind die Highlights dieser Attraktion. Bis hierhin kann man... read more »The first two stops of the copper mine (which you so can explore on your own, without a guide), with the beautiful dripstone caves are the highlights of this attraction. Up here you can a dog take well, what then, due to the many steps for the sensitive dog paws is unpleasant levels of iron grid, very bad, or sake prefer not to do the dogs. However, if you look at everything (one has been waiting for shut down by us with the dog), since it is worthwhile, especially the view from the top, after leaving the cave, is worth a visit! Can recommend it anyway, it would not scale but as a 'Must'!show original
£8.95 for an adult. The most you'll be in there is about 30 minutes. I took a few cameras and was swapping lenses, taking my time - I was through pretty fast. However, if you can't handle a lot of stairs, your visit will be cut very, very short. I believe there are 2-3 sections before a rather steep set of stairs up to the rest of the mine. Those with mobility problems, or that cannot handle such steps for whatever reason, may wish to not partake. There is no warning of this until you are in the mine either - just a sign inside that says to turn back if you have issues. I don't really think this is fair to those people unable to climb stairs. You pay your money and see less than half of the mine! If you're still convinced you're going, bring wellies! The mine is quite wet inside. Again, it is very small/short trip. The pictures make it look huge – but if you look closely, you can see how small it is. I honestly can’t recommend this mine. There are some educational bits, but it’s not worth the money, and the fact that you aren’t pre-warned about the steps bothers me. I had no problem with the steps myself, but I know many people would. They do have a souvenir shop full of cute little knick-knacks, and a free one room museum type display. I cannot comment on the café as it was not open when I came by. Hardhats are provided when you pay to enter the mine.
You need tp be really fit to climb the countless steps..very educational and beautiful vlews from the top.
Lovely experience! Do not remember how much we paid, but it was definitely worth it. Most of it was said before, just want to add that the recorded text is in Welsh as well now. And they have simple text guide and signs in more languages as well - Russian (with mistakes, but OK), German, French... Also love their range of souvenirs!
We visited the copper mine on a very wet summers day here in North Wales. After paying for entry and collecting our hard-hats, we followed the directions on our laminated guide sheet to the mine entrance. Be warned, if you're a tall man like me, you're going to be glad of the hard hat! The mine is quite cramped in places, fine for kids and average height ladies, but hazardous if you're any more than 5'11". You follow the guide sheet instructions to get you to the various audio tour spots. Hit the green button and listen to a very well produced story about the spot you're in. Once finished you follow your guide sheet to the next spot. Some of the mannequins are a bit tired, and you're given the impression that you're going to see huge caverns and rock formations, they probably are if you're 5. Our nine year old son really got into the spirit of the place, referencing Minecraft all the way along the tour. There are some very steep stairways to climb (186 steps), so make sure you're up to it before you go into the mine. There is a great gift shop, small cafe and a small museum to see to. There is a little kids playground too, just be careful in the rain, the tracks are slippery. The car park looks like it was the subject of a B52 carpet bombing raid in 'Nam, approach with caution or you'll break something on your car. All in all a great way to spend a couple of hours in and under a mountain.
The trip around the copper mine is self-guided and at various points there is an audio guide (in English only). All very interesting and informative and you can take your dog into the mine too. Be aware though that the foot-way is damp in places and the stairways are steep and numerous (180+ in total), so don't go in your Sunday best or if you don't like steps. Thoroughly recommended otherwise.
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