- Caves and Mines
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Outdoor
Sygun Copper Mine was closed in 1903 but is now open again for you and yours to come and explore above and below ground!
Self-guided audio visual tours allow you to explore the stunning caves and old workings on foot, in complete safety. There are winding tunnels and vast, colourful chambers, with magnificent stalactite and stalagmite formations and copper ore veins which contain traces of gold, silver and other precious metals. The Audio presentation with special lighting and sound effects offering an enjoyable, interesting and memorable glimpse into the lives of Victorian Copper Miners, so it's nicely educational as well as really interesting.
Above ground activities include the Museum of Antiquities, Lake and Mountain Walks, a neat little adventure playground with bouncy castle, Panning for Gold, Pottery Painting and Metal Detecting, for some of which an additional fee may apply so get the kids to take their pocket money! There are no pushchairs permitted in the caves, nor back carriers, so be sure you give little legs forethought!
- Restaurant Onsite
- Picnics Allowed
- Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
Getting There and Contact Information
Beddgelert, Gwynedd, LL55 4NE, Wales
Click here to visit Sygun Copper Mine's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
10th February - 25th March 2017: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
26th March - 29th October 2017: Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 17:00
30th October - 10th November 2017: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
27th December 2017 - 2nd January 2018: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Adults (16+): £8.95
Kids (3-15): £6.95
Under 3's: Free
Family from £28.00
Dogs are welcome underground, but some areas are only accessible via a metal grided staircase which not all dogs are happy to climb.
Please wear warm clothing. Also wear sensible footwear as the floor is wet and uneven in places with some loose stones.
Due to the nature of the tour this attraction is not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.