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Dolaucothi Estate Caravan Site is nestled in a tranquil woodland setting within 100 metres of the River Cothi. Masses of wild flowers and birds are right on your doorstep; you might even see an otter from the riverside walks.
The site is owned by the National Trust and run by Volunteer Wardens. There are 38 pitches, ten of which are hard standing. Water and electric hook ups and waste disposal points are provided but you will need your own sanitation.
There are wonderful walks throughout the area, up in the hills and along the riverside. The Dolaucothi Estate is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, for its plants and wildlife and for its archaeology. The parkland in the valley and the upland farmland is home to a wide variety of plant and wildlife and there are fantastic views wherever you go.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Water hook-up points for tourers
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Horse riding nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Medium (26-50 pitches)
- Coach stations
Lampeter (Ceredigion): Black Lion Bus Stop — 7.2 miles
7.2 miles Pencader (Carmarthenshire): Square Bus Stop — 13.8 miles
13.8 miles Cross Hands: Post Office Bus Stop — 18.4 miles
- Train stations
Llanwrda Rail Station — 6.7 miles
6.7 miles Llandovery Rail Station — 7.2 miles
7.2 miles Llangadog Rail Station — 7.8 miles
- Ferry ports
Swansea Queens Dock Ferry Terminal — 30.0 miles
Swansea Airport — 31.1 miles
Turn right off A40 (Llandovery - Carmarthen) at Llanwrda onto A482 (signposted Lampeter, Dolaucothi Gold Mines); in about 7¾m turn right at National Trust sign (also signposted Cwrt-y-Cadno). Site on left within ½m (almost opposite Gold Mines).
The area is steeped in history. The site is next door to the Dolaucothi Gold Mines, where you can take tours of the underground mines from different eras.
The main tours each take about an hour. Your effort in climbing up the hillside at the start of the Roman tour will be rewarded by fantastic views over the surrounding countryside. You will take a trip into the only Roman underground workings in Britain and can really get into character by having a go on the water-lifting tread wheel when you come back to the surface. If you have a specific interest in archaeology or Roman history, this tour is a must for you. You will see the pick marks on the rock made by miners over 1500 years ago.
The entrance to the Victorian workings is up 38 steps and along the Drover’s Road which has wonderful views over the valley. You will need your head lamp to venture into the unlit tunnels and caverns of this mine. The floor is rough shingle and the tour is quite strenuous, but you will get a real taste of what it was like to work underground in the nineteenth century.
The half-hour ‘no steps’ Long Adit tour provides a glimpse into a real gold mine. The mine floor is flat and on the same level as the mine yard so is accessible to pushchairs and wheelchairs.
Other National Trust properties at Dinefwr, Cwmdu and Aberdeunant are a short drive away. Llanerchaeron near the coast in Ceredigion is also easily accessible. There are castles galore in Carmarthenshire, and the wonderful gardens at Aberglasney and Middleton are within easy reach.
- Dolaucothi Gold Mines - National Trust (0.2 miles)
- Aberglasney Gardens (12.6 miles)
- Carreg Cennen Castle (14.1 miles)
- Dolaucothi Gold Mines (0.2 miles)
- Aberdeunant (11.5 miles)
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