Sygun Copper Mine offers a rare opportunity to experience the wonders of this historic copper mine. The self-guided audio-visual tours allow you to explore the old workings on foot; there are winding tunnels and large, colourful chambers and caverns with magnificent stalactite and stalagmite formations. After coming up from underground, you can relax with coffee and cake in the café, and browse around the gift shop. Activities include and adventure playground, panning for gold, metal detecting for coins, a bouncy castle, a museum, and a charming lakeside walk.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
Assist dogs allowed
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Facilities: Handrails
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open 10 Feb-10 Nov & Feb half term, summer 9.30-5, winter 10-4; 27 Dec-2 Jan, 10-4
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About the area
The county of Gwynedd is home to most of the Snowdonia National Park – including the wettest spot in Britain, an arête running up to Snowdon’s summit that receives an average annual rainfall of 4,473mm. With its mighty peaks, rivers and strong Welsh heritage (it has the highest proportion of Welsh-speakers in all of Wales), it’s always been an extremely popular place to visit and live. The busiest part is around Snowdon; around 750,000 people climb, walk or ride the train to the summit each year.
Also in Gwynedd is the Llyn Peninsula, a remote part of Wales sticking 30 miles out into the Irish Sea. At the base of the peninsula is Porthmadog, a small town linked to Snowdonia by two steam railways – the Welsh Highland Railway and the Ffestiniog Railway. Other popular places are Criccieth, with a castle on its headland overlooking the beach, Pwllheli, and Abersoch and the St Tudwal Islands. Elsewhere, the peninsula is all about wildlife, tranquillity, and ancient sacred sites. Tre’r Ceiri hill fort is an Iron Age settlement set beside the coastal mountain of Yr Eifl, while Bardsey Island, at the tip of the peninsula, was the site of a fifth-century Celtic monastery.
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