Great Orme Mines

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Great Orme
LL30 2XG

Tel: 01492 870447

Two people standing in the underground tunnel.  The pair are facing in opposite directions from each other looking at the walls of the underground.

Guide Prices

Adult: £11.50
Child: £7.00 (5 - 15 years)
Family: £31.00 (2 adults & 2 children)
Additional Child on top of family ticket: +£4.50
Under 5’s Free Admission

No booking, purchase tickets on arrival.



  • Cyclists welcome
  • Walkers welcome


  • Assistance Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • Picnic Site - Available for mine visitors.

Parking & Transport

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Parking (free) - Available for mine and giftshop visitors. Car park gates are locked at 5pm.

Payment Methods

  • Maestro accepted
  • Major credit cards accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates - Minimum 15 people paying in a single transaction.
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • Dog Friendly
  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction - The tour of the mines is self–guided. We recommend that you wear sensible flat shoes. The route through the mine is approximately 200 metres. There are 35 steps going down into the mine and the same number coming back up. In addition, there are a number of sloping tunnels.
  • Outdoor Attraction - As part of the attraction involves a surface walk, we recommend a jacket / waterproof.

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children - Unfortunately, pushchairs aren’t suitable for the tour. If you wish to carry a young child underground we recommend a front carrier as this keeps them lower than your own head height.
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - Please visit the website to arrange a school or group visit:

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Great Orme Mines is well signposted from the A55 and other approach roads into Llandudno.

Follow signs for Llandudno until you see the brown “Ancient Mine” and mine symbol signs.

If you are following SatNav please note some SatNavs may take you the wrong way when driving up the Great Orme. When approaching our site, don't turn down St Beuno's Road, but keep heading upwards until you see our sign on the left.

Public Transport Directions

If coming by car we have free on site parking for mine and gift shop visitors.

The Alpine Great Orme Explorer bus - departing from the pier (from 10am until 5pm, leaving upto every 30 minutes) stops immediately outside Great Orme Mines. 

The Great Orme Tramway - catch the tram at Victoria Station on Church Wallks and alight at the Halfway Station.  Following the signs marked "Copper Mine" (heading towards the summit) for a five minute walk. Our site will be on the left.

The Arriva number 26 bus towards Tyn-y-Coed - this can be caught opposite The Palladium (Wetherspoons). Alight at the Tyn-y-Coed bus stop and follow the road and signs for Great Orme Mines up the hill for a 15 minute walk.

The Cable Car - this will take you from Happy Valley to the Summit.  On arrival at the summit follow the road down the hill on a 15 minute walk until you see our sign. Our site will be on the right (Please note, the Cable Car is weather dependent and cash only).  

There are also a number of taxi companies that you can call from Llandudno, including Alliance (01492 87 87 87).


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  • The stunning location of our site.



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Opening Times

* Open everyday from mid-March until the end of October from 9.30am with last admission at 4.30pm.

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