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“Good value & lots to see & do” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blists Hill Victorian Town

Blists Hill Victorian Town
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Owner description: This reconstructed Victorian mining town is one of the best of its kind in England.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Leicestershire
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70 reviews
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“Good value & lots to see & do”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2012

We got the annual pass that covers all the various museums in the gorge that gives you as many return visits as you like in 12 months. Living an hour away we went 3 times at different times of year & thoroughly enjoyed it. There are plenty of buildings to look round & we found all the staff in character were friendly & happy to talk. We actually enjoyed our winter visit, the fires in the houses made them welcoming & whilst some of the attractions such as the fun fair were not open the bleak weather rather added to the atmosphere!

The pub & chip shop were both well worth visiting & we also had a period photo taken, there were plenty of outfits to choose from & the price was reasonable.

I would thoroughly recommend a visit & if you live close enough to make the return trip definitely go for the annual pass as it's god value.

Visited July 2011
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Knighton, United Kingdom
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“family day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2012

I visited before some of the new additions were finished (visitor centre, inclined plane) but there was plenty to satisfy all the family from heavy industry demonstrations for adults to recreated shops that seemed to fascinate (prices!) children.Well worth the admission

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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“great day out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

fabulous value for money for day out with family. very interesting, take a full day, not for young kids really

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Great day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

Made history interesting and it is great to wander around the old fashioned ships and see what our great grandparents would have been buying.

Visited June 2012
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Aberdeen, UK
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great day out for adults and kids alike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

Have been here several times over the years and really enjoyed it. It's an absolutely great day out for adults and kids alike. The exhibits are mostly working and manned by very approachable and knowledgable staff.

Visited March 2012
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