The guided tours run between March and November and worth noting that it takes about 20 minutes to kit up and get the health and safety information before the tour. The tour leaders are extremely knowledgeable and bring the very long history of the area to life. There are lots of anecdotes and humour so expect to be entertained as well as educated.
The Dolaucothi mines sit in a two and a half thousand acre estate owned and managed by the National Trust. Visiting for the first time this week it was both interesting and entertaining. I did the mine tours and next time I think I will explore the estate as it is perfect for dog walking. Dogs are of course not obligatory and the walking takes in amazing views whatever.
It is certainly possible to make a whole day of a visit to Dolaucothi. After a spot of mine exploring you can have something to eat and a bit of light retail therapy in the shop. There are Nature Trails as part of the 5 Pathways to Nature theme for 2019. The scenery is really quite spectacular. Dogs welcome on leads.
There is something for everyone here, both adults and children. There is a café on site with the normal National Trust standards, serving soup, pasties and of course lovely cake. If you have children with you can take a seat and a cuppa outside which your offspring pan for gold. You are allowed to keep what you find so worth putting the children to work.