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Going Underground

Big Pit National Coal MuseumThis has got to be one of the best attractions in Wales.  It's the Big Pit National Coal Museum in Blaenavon. It tells the story of the coal mining industry throughout the Southern Wales valleys.

The highlight of the visit is the underground tour.  Take a ride in the lift to the bottom of the pit where you'll get an appreciation of what the men, women and boys who worked down here had to endure in years gone by.

If that's not enough for you, speak to your guide.  They are all genuine ex-miners and as well as taking you around the pit, they'll also tell you of first hand tales of what life was like for them underground.

Oh and the best bit - it's all free.

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