About Dolaucothi Gold Mines
Explore the only known Roman goldmine in Britain
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 goldmining methods. Mining resumed in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the mines closed for the final time in 1938.
Choose from three different guided underground tours (booking essential).
The Roman tour takes you into a floodlit Roman mine (dogs welcome)
The Level Tour is suitable for those with more limited mobility
The Mining Through The Ages Tour takes you into a dark, Victorian working.
No carried children or children under 1 M tall (around 5 years of age) are permitted underground. Dogs welcome, but only on the Roman tour for safety reasons.
Please note, apart from the Level Tour, underground tours involve steps and steep slopes. Appropriate outer wear and stout, enclosed footwear is essential.
The surrounding Dolaucothi Estate is rich in nature and wildlife and offers 25 KM of footpaths to explore.
Site entry only tickets are available without booking (entry is free for NT members). There’s plenty to discover on the Mine Yard including a range of 1930's sheds and mining machinery, and our new, accessible gold panning area and rill. Grab a pan and search for gold, you never know what you may find! Children and dogs welcome.