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Nenthead Mines

Nenthead CA9 3PD, England
+44 7519 836019
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a great place for a trip into a lead mine or just a coffee and a chat or a good walk around the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mikeone10
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Darlington, United Kingdom
Make sure you check opening dates.

We popped in here on passing and discovered that the mines are now closed for winter maintenance... read more

Reviewed December 5, 2017
johnhouston2
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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Nenthead CA9 3PD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

a great place for a trip into a lead mine or just a coffee and a chat or a good walk around the mine site

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Reviewed December 5, 2017

We popped in here on passing and discovered that the mines are now closed for winter maintenance. During the open season they are only open on set days, and have yet to publish the dates for 2018, so you need to check their website. If...More

Thank johnhouston2
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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

This is a must see for locals and anyone with an Intrest in the local mining industry. The volunteer guides are very friendly and well informed. There is ample parking , toilet facilities and a little museum. Hard hats and torches are provided. The mines...More

Thank Christopher C
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Reviewed September 12, 2017

We were very fortunate to be visiting this area when the Open Heritage weekend was on. We pre-booked an afternoon Mining Tour underground. and turned up on a very wet Sunday afternoon. There were lots of enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers on hand. Homemade cakes and...More

Thank David L
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

We decided to come here at the last minute and texted ahead to book places on the mine tour during the open day. We were in the mine for a little over two hours and the time flew by as the knowledgeable and friendly volunteer...More

Thank Samantha W
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

We went here on a Sunday in July after the potfest in Penrith. We did an underground tour which was fab. The enthusiasts running this place were knowledgeable and keen. I would have liked to learn more about the miners lives but other than that...More

Thank alex w
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Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

Large site. Pram and wheelchair accessible if you don't mind uneven surfaces. Only properly open about once a month so if you want a tour to go underground go online check their website before booming your holiday . Interestin regardless and dowgang hush is a...More

Thank Chris R
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Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Good mix of wow factors and safety. You need to be prepared to wade through water and crawl over rocks on your hands and knees. Beautiful walk up to shaft entrance in snow with a starry, starry sky above. Would be good challenge for a...More

Thank Brecken76
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

A great place to visit. The museum is open once a month,when it is open their are historic displays. Teas and excellent cakes are available. Their are trips in to a mine ( you have to book in advance ) all hats with lights provided....More

Thank Gavin B
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

Lots to see above ground with several interpretation boards. There must be much more to see and do when it is an open day see their website for dates. Went independently underground (well-equipped experts only) into Smallcleugh and was fascinated by the remains and the...More

Thank Michael S
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