A short drive down the road from Llansadwrn and you can go on a tour of the gold mines. You can pan for gold in the streams (you never know your luck), explore the old mining machinery, learn about how the Romans used to look for gold here or just explore the beautiful valley.
The land around the mines is a mixture of woodland (full of birdsong and bluebells) and managed farmland. The beautiful mosaic is punctuated by the River Cothi as it winds its way down through beautiful walking country. Dolaicothi Gold Mines is a great day out. When the mine is open there is also a cafe open on site. The pub in Pumpsaint offers excellent food and beer.