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Address: Auchinleck, Scotland
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Honouring the coal miners

My husband and myself have been to this attraction a few times. It has been closed recently for refurbishment but I would recommend a visit. It tells the story of coal mining in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Auchinleck
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and myself have been to this attraction a few times. It has been closed recently for refurbishment but I would recommend a visit. It tells the story of coal mining in the area and has a memorial to miners who lost their lives and are still underground. There are videos and stories from ex- miners which are so... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I visited this place, I don't like to call it memorial because it is so much more. Allow 30 mins to one hour to read and absorb the somber yet proud atmosphere that prevails. The display material is well thought out and well laid out. Plenty of history here. Dumfries House is about a mile away. Both are complimentary and... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My father's cousin, John McNeil, was killed at Barony Colliery 8th November 1962 along with three of his colleagues. Their bodies were never recovered. The memorial headstone is a fitting tribute to all miners. I visit the A Frame site on a regular basis and find it a place of almost spiritual dedication. A very wonderful place indeed. Lachlan McNeil

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Scotland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Like a previous reviewer, I have passed the A frame many times in the last 10 years, and am so glad after visiting Dumfries House, we decided to go back home via the Barony A frame. A fitting memorial to those who lost their lives, and to the death of the coal industry in Scotland. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I used to work there 1974-1980 and went on to work in the mining industry down south every time I am up in the west of Scotland I always visit Barony means so much to me DW

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is a place that all should visit it is educational on how we got the black diamond from the ground and at what cost in the barony you will feel the most seren feeling you are at peace when you are there it has models of all the buildings and the information is first class if you are in... More 

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Maybole, United Kingdom
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44 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

After countless times of passing by the A Frame which was the Barony Colliery main piece which was seen from miles away, it is an account of what life was like for the miners who worked there, it's all outside and very well presented, take your time as the stories that are told on the view boards are very well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I live close by to A frame memorial and always meant to visit. Headstone to mark all who lived and died there. Centre point is A frame surrounded by well kept area and information sections letting you know history of area and colliery from start to finish. A hidden gem in the ayrshire countryside.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Visited the A Frame with my mother as my father had worked at the Barony pit for many years until it was closed after the miner's strike. Thought it was a fitting tribute to the men who had worked there. We went when the weather was nice and it was a pleasant place to sit. Next time we go if... More 

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Kilmarnock
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It is easy to pass by the Barony Colliery unless you have a reason to visit. Apart from being informative, well laid out and with ample parking, it is free. Allow 30mins to an hour, read it all and then remember the sacrifice these miners and others made for us all. It is somewhat emotional to visit this site, but... More 

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