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Evening explore

The mines themselves aren't often open, me and my partner explored this in the evening as it's... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Abi G
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Luton, United Kingdom
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Wonderful history experience

Wonderful to see our heritage so we'll kept, loads of information on each part of the mine and in... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Nicky C
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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A488, Snailbeach, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely walk around the old mine workings, nothing open or guides but enough information from the boards and leaflet. Some paths overgrown and not obvious signs of which way to go at times. As the attraction is free shouldn't complain, cost is only a donation...More

Thank Marion P
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

We were lucky to have a full guided tour of the site. Thanks to our guides Steve and Kelvin. The mines are a must see, although, if you have a bad back, avoid. Lots of bending down in low areas. Hard hats and lamps are...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

The mines themselves aren't often open, me and my partner explored this in the evening as it's daylight levels are open 24/7. Good information boards and free. Can't imagine this gets busy often.

1  Thank Abi G
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Wonderful to see our heritage so we'll kept, loads of information on each part of the mine and in such a beautiful setting. It's free to wander around, I did notice on the mine shaft that trips into the mine can be arranged so imagine...More

Thank Nicky C
Reviewed 16 November 2017

This site is worth a visit by anyone who is interested in industrial archeaology. Easy parking, safe walking, good information boards, and then there are spectacular views across the countryside.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Snailbeach Mines guided tours are a great few hours experience. The location is relatively easy to find, but visitors should be aware that there is a steepish walk from the car park in Snailbeach up to the mine itself. The mines are open for guided...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We have been mountain biking and came across this old mine, was very interesting and we walked right round it , a lot of the old stuff is still there. worth a look if your local.

Thank soooperman1973
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Massive industrial site & heritage is preserved here in the seemingly peaceful backwater of Shropshire. Incredible to think 10% of UK lead was mined here for 100 years & employed over 500 people, many from Wales & Cornwall, who brought their culture & heritage to...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 3 October 2016

After calling in a few weeks ago and looking around the excellent historic site, seeing artifacts/mineral samples, I decided to take the longer underground trip. This is such a beautiful setting, lovingly created into a museum and peaceful site to walk around, unlike the days...More

Thank swinsto
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Given that our group of ten geology enthusiasts come from a mining area of the North East this was a no-brainer. The three hour tour was very interesting and the guides were brilliant. The state of preservation is exceptional thanks to the volunteers and the...More

Thank JohnM19
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