Wales Carmarthenshire

Dolaucothi Goldmines

What child (or grown-up, for that matter) wouldn’t like a go at panning for gold? That’s one of the experiences on offer at these gold mines, located in the beautiful Cothi Valley. The Romans began the search for the precious metal here 2,000 years ago, carving out hillsides and diverting rivers to find it. Mining continued until 1938. Guided tours will take you back in time to experience the harsh conditions underground in the Roman and Victorian workings.