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Amlwch Copper Kingdom: Parys Mountain

Welcome to the 'Copper Kingdom', where the miners were already busy in the Bronze Age, perhaps 4,000 years ago. After the 1760s, this small corner of Wales became the cauldron of the Industrial Revolution. Parys Mountain briefly produced more copper than any other mine in the world.

The copper from this mine coated the warships of the Royal Navy at Trafalgar in 1805.

The "Copper Kingdom" refers to the area of Amlwch on Anglesey, North Wales which once had the largest copper mine in the world.

Copper was mined at Parys Mountain and then taken down to Amlwch Port where it was further processed and then shipped around the world. The Copper Kingdom Centre based in Amlwch Port tells the story.

For further details please see our heritage site.

Contact details

The Copper Kingdom Centre
Amlwch Port
Anglesey
LL68 9DB
Tel: +44 (0)1407 830985
Email: post@copperkingdom.co.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/copperkingdom
Web: http://www.copperkingdom.co.uk/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Copper_Kingdom

Other Things to do

  • Active and Outdoors

    'Active and Outdoors'

    'Making the most of the great outdoors is easy on Anglesey, as the great outdoors is something we have plenty of. '

  • Family

    'Family'

    'The best part of any visit to Anglesey is knowing that all the family will take home some great memories to share. '

  • Walking

    'Walking'

    'Going for a walk on Anglesey is a pleasure in itself.'

Other Attractions

  • Landscape Amlwch to Llaneilian

    'Landscape Amlwch to Llaneilian'

    'The coast between Amlwch and Llaneilian is strikingly scenic with an expansive seascape. '

  • Landscape Parys Mountain

    'Landscape Parys Mountain'

    'Parys Mountain is one of Anglesey’s must-visit locations! There is a network of walks around the weird landscape of the ancient copper mine at Parys Mountain. '