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Snailbeach Mine

A488, Snailbeach, England
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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 4 days ago
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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“above ground”(2 reviews)
“lead mines”(2 reviews)
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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
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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

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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We parked at the village hall and followed the footpath to a map. We then walked around the site including walking up numerous wet steps. At the top you get to see a chimney in dense woodland. Every building is numbered and signage giving information....More

2  Thank Paul E
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

A lot of work has gone into preserving and restoring the mine here, the volunteers are very passionate about it. There is a small museum with a DVD presentation, and for £2 there is a trip into the mine itself which is good fun and...More

2  Thank Sneakypete1815
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