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Sygun Copper Mine


Sygun Copper Mine North Wales


Wow, do I have an incredible outing to share with you today - Sygun Copper Mine, North Wales. If you follow us on social media you will know that we venture to North Wales a lot! James visited this place as a child but this was mine and the children's first visit.

Sygun Copper Mine North Wales


It was a wonderful drive through the picturesque landscape. We arrived to a good sized carpark that is free to visitors. A river flows through the bottom of the site and walks are advertised. We didn't get round to doing the walk today but we will absolutely be returning and the walk will be on the agenda.

You walk up the pathway, past a children's play area into the main building where there is a cafe, toilets, a shop with trinkets, a museum area and the counter to pay for your tickets and get your helmets.

Very reasonable fees to visit - £36.50 for 2 adults and 3 children. No booking required. You turn up as and when you like and embark on your self guided tour. Dogs are welcome and they are allowed in the mine. We have a springer spaniel and she got on really well through the mine.

We wore hard hats and off we went. It's quite damp and cool in the mine so I would recommend wearing walking boots/wellies and having a jumper/coat - at any time of year. We went during the height of summer and it was still nippy in there. There is an average temperature of just 9 degrees in there.


Sygun Copper Mine North Wales


The tour is across 3 levels and has steep, narrow iron staircases so it isn't accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The walk will take you through caverns and tunnels. Lighting we found was great to make it atmospheric. In parts you will need to duck down but overall it was rather open and airy. Children would really enjoy carrying a torch down here so if you have one, take one along for them. They will love seeing their light beams bounce around the tunnels.

Quite often with these days out, once you've done them - you've done them. As soon as the walk was over I already couldn't wait to go back another time and do it again. 

This is the exit to the mine. We stood here for a while as 360 degrees the views are rather special. A steep pathway leads you back down to the park, shop and cafe. 


Sygun Copper Mine North Wales


The walk took us around 40 minutes to complete. I really like how you can go through at your own pace. There are interactive spots throughout the walk and there is enough of them around to prevent congestion. 


Sygun Copper Mine North Wales


This beautiful walk back down leads to a metal detecting station, the place area, panning for gold, the museum, gift shop, cafe and toilets.

We spent around 3 hours here. We took a picnic with us and used the cafe to buy a sweet treat and warm drinks. We also managed to buy some gifts for family in the shop, along with some gems and fossils which my children were thrilled with. 

As far as days out go - it's up there with one of my favourites. You can read more about this location by visiting the Sygun Copper Mine website. 



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