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A Frame Visit

We visited the Barony A Frame today and were both intrigued by how interesting the experience was... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Bruce M
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
Saw the A-Frame on the horizon ... then a tourist sign "Barony A Frame" ... well worth a visit

Dropped in after Dumfries House. The words "A-Frame" on a sign - well worth a look. The Barony... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2018
Richard T
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

We visited the Barony A Frame today and were both intrigued by how interesting the experience was. It certainly made us think how hard the miners worked to provide for all of us in conditions that must have been hellish and frightening. We also thought...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Dropped in after Dumfries House. The words "A-Frame" on a sign - well worth a look. The Barony A-Frame is a pit head winding structure and visible for many miles around. The sign boards tell the story of the demise of the mine - including...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Visited to take pictures of the A frame. Is worth a visit to discover history of mining in the area.

Thank Ian A
Reviewed November 11, 2017

Quick stop off to get photographs of the frame and macro photography of butterflies. Good play park for children . Information well presented.

Thank annegardiner6
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Great place to learn about mining In Ayrshire. Also kids are catered for with a play park and bmx track

Thank John M
Reviewed June 24, 2017

Nice place with walks and attractive location for picnics, etc. Interesting history boards of coal mining in the area and playground (more for older kids). Good place to spend a couple of hours

Thank Alan H
Reviewed May 25, 2017

It's actually the remnants of Barony Colliery, most of which was razed in 1992. All that survives - and what a survivor! - is the 150ft 'A' frame, headstocks that once stood over the third of four shafts. Erected in 1954, and restored in 2007,...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Great place to visit if you are interested in mining history. I grew up not far from there.And it's a good place for a picnic if it's dry

Thank Killielad18
Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited Dumfries House earlier this year and after talking to an elderly local couple, who pointed the A Frame out to us in the distance, decided to drive up and have a look at it. We were unaware of its existence...More

Thank granPaisley
Reviewed September 24, 2016

Great place with enough information displays about how the site was back it's day. Quite eerie at times. Fantastic restoration achievement for the community committees involved. A place for contemplation. Also great walking loops onto the Dumfries Estate.

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