Due to the current Corona virus outbreak, many attractions are delaying their 2020 season opening times and event organisers are cancelling or postponing their events.

While we will try to update the information on this site as much as possible, we cannot guarantee to have all the information we would like.

Therefore we urge you to check the latest information on the attraction or event's website or Facebook pages, and to contact them before travelling to avoid disappointment.

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Minera Lead Mines 2020

Wern Road, Minera, Wrexham, Wrexham, LL11 3DU.

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

Substantial remains of former lead mines and processing works, much of which has been restored on conserved. Cornish engine house. Located in Minera Country…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial / Open Access

Trevithick Trail 2020

From Merthyr Tydfil, to Abercynon, Merthyr Tydfil, .

Explore the ‘Trevithick Trail’ that includes the ‘Trevithick Tunnel’, and enjoy a walk or cycle ride through history surrounded by nature’s beauty…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial / Open Access

Swannington Incline 2020

Spring Lane, Swannington, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 8QR.

Part of the Leicester & Swannington Railway, one of England's first railways, built to carry coal by Robert Stephenson. An engine house at the top contained…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial / Open Access

Tawe River Navigation Heritage Trail 2020

Oystermouth Road, Swansea, Swansea, .

Starts at the ‘National Waterfront Museum’, which is best arrived at by using the Park & Ride service to the city centre. With so much to see among…

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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct 2020

Trevor Wharf, Llangollen Canal, Trevor, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych, LL20 7TY.

  • Parking

Built by Thomas Telford and William Jessop, it is 307m (1,007ft) long, 3-4m (11ft) wide and 1.6m (5.25ft) deep. It is a navigable aqueduct that carries…

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Sedgwick Gunpowder Works 2020

Low Park Wood Caravan Site, Sedgwick, Cumbria, LA8 8AD.

  • Part disabled access

Operated from 1857 until 1935. Includes the remains of buildings, mill races, leats and curious earthworks abound. Six incorporating mills, all of which…

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Rockley Furnace & Engine House 2020

Rockley Lane, Nr Birdwell, Yorkshire, .

The furnace was built around 1700 to smelt the local iron ore. The engine house once housed a Newcomen type pumping engine that kept the iron mine dry.…

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Ram Hill Colliery 2020

Ram Hill, Coalpit Heath, Gloucestershire, BS36 2TY.

This historically important site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument under the control of English Heritage, which has been largely cleared of vegetation by…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial / Open Access

Pont y Cafnau 2020

Cyfarthfa, Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil, .

Located just below the confluence of the Afon Taf Fawr and the Afon Taf Fechan rivers, it is now used as a public footpath. This cast iron aqueduct (1793),…

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Phillip’s Harbour (Harrow Harbour) 2020

Pentland Firth Coast, Mey, Sutherland, .

On the road sign it’s called Harrow Harbour. It is easy to jump to the conclusion that when Phillip's Harbour was built in the early 1800s it was primarily…

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Penderyn Quarry Line 2020

Penyard Road, Hirwaun, Rhondda Cynon Taff, .

The line dates from the mid-1780s when a horse-drawn tramway was built on a gentle gradient. The horses hauled trams from the quarry to the blast furnaces…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial / Open Access

Park Bridge Ironworks 2020

Park Bridge, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL6 8AQ.

  • Parking

For nearly 200 years, this was a thriving family business. Hundreds of people were employed here and its iron and steel were exported around the world.…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial / Open Access

Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park 2020

off Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7UD.

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

Once one of the main gunpowder factories in the South East, the park is one of the best places to discover history of gunpowder manufacturing in a tranquil…

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Melingriffith Water Pump 2020

Ty Mawr Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF14 2BH.

A ‘water lift engine’, the only one left in the world. Installed in the 1790s to a design by Jessop & Rennie, it lifted water from the tailrace exiting…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial / Open Access

Lumsdale Mills, Ponds & Waterfall 2020

Upper Lumsdale Valley, Lumsdale, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5LA.

  • Part disabled access

The valley, on the edge of Matlock, is one of the best water-powered industrial archaeological sites in Great Britain; it is unusual to see so extensive…

Other Sites of Interest / Mines / Open Access

Luxulyan Valley 2020

Luxulyan, St Blazey, Cornwall, PL24 2RZ.

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

It is a dramatic, heavily wooded, steep sided valley close to St Blazey, through which the River Par flows. The valley retains an industrial and natural…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial / Open Access

Kennall Vale Gunpowder Mills 2020

Kennall Vale Nature Reserve, Nr Ponsanooth, Cornwall, .

  • Part disabled access

Tucked away in a wooded valley near the village of Ponsanooth, is a site of great historical interest having a wealth of industrial archaeological features.…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial / Open Access

Greenside Lime Kiln 2020

Greenside, Kendal, Cumbria, .

Preserved in 2009 and designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Saved from dereliction to become an enduring link between the lime burning industry and…

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Frosterley Marble 2020

Frosterley Railway Station, Stanhope, Nr Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, DL13 2SL.

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

Three walks start from Frosterley Station on the Weardale Railway, which look at some of the old quarrying remains of Frosterley and their effects on the…

Other Sites of Interest / Mines / Open Access

Dylife Lead Mines 2020

off B4518, Machynlleth, Dylife, Powys, .

A large complex with a spectacular waterwheel installed called Rhod Goch or Red Wheel, it had a diameter of 63ft and a width of 31/2ft it was one of the…

Other Sites of Interest / Mines / Open Access

Darkhill Ironworks 2020

Parkend Road, Coleford, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL16 7LX.

  • Parking

It is an internationally important industrial remains associated with the development of the iron and steel industries, started by David Mushet around…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial / Open Access

Cyfarthfa Iron & Steelworks 2020

off Swansea Road, Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil, .

The impressive remains that can still be seen are of the six massive blast furnaces. A large brick arch, which is still standing, was built to bridge the…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial / Open Access

Cobb’s Engine House 2020

Windmill End , Darby End, West Midlands, DY2 9HU .

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

(Properly known as Windmill End Pumping Station), and is a scheduled ancient monument and a Grade II Listed building built around 1831. It housed a stationary…

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial / Open Access

Chirk Aqueduct 2020

Off Castle Road, Chirk, Wrexham, LL14 5BS.

  • Full disabled access

21m (70ft) high and 220m (710ft) long aqueduct that carries the Llangollen Canal across the Ceiriog Valley and which marks the border between Wales and…

Other Sites of Interest / Inland Waterways / Open Access

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