The Dolaucothi Gold Mines (pronounced [ˌdɔlaiˈkɔθɪ]; Welsh: Mwynfeydd Aur Dolaucothi) (grid reference SN662403), also known as the Ogofau Gold Mine, are ancient Roman surface and underground mines located in the valley of the River Cothi, near Pumsaint, Carmarthenshire, Wales. The gold mines are located within the Dolaucothi Estate which is now owned by the National Trust.PutDolaucothi Gold Mines into our Llanwrda trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
They are the only mines for Welsh gold outside those of the Dolgellau gold-belt, and are a Scheduled Ancient Monument. They are also the only known Roman gold mines in Britain, although it does not exclude the likelihood that they exploited other known sources in Devon in South West England, north Wales, Scotland and elsewhere. The site is important for showing advanced Roman technology.
Dolaucothi Gold Mines reviews
we went on a pre-booked guided tour which was very interesting and informative. Beth, our guide, was very knowledgeable and personable. She made the place come to life and explained the significance.... more »
The park, grounds us Not open daily as per the website. Called tofay and was disappointed. Knew the tours were not open, but gates locked. more »
Different to your ordinary National Trust place, this is a fascinating industrial (and Roman) site. I have to say this was the friendliest NT site of the very many I've visited. Nevil the guide for the tour down into the mines was the perfect guide. Top work all.
Great day out, very interesting.
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