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The Bridge Inn

The Bridge Inn

3.2 mi from Big Pit National Coal Museum
    3.0 out of 5.0
     
     

    Situated in Abergavenny, this inn is within a 15-minute walk of Borough Theatre and Abergavenny Museum and Castle. St Mary's Priory Church is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) ...

    The Bridge Inn£58

    The Bridge Inn£58
    Best Western Pontypool Metro Hotel

    Best Western Pontypool Metro Hotel

    5.6 mi from Big Pit National Coal Museum
    • Free cancellation
    • Reserve now, pay when you stay
    3.0 out of 5.0
     
     

    Located in the heart of Pontypool, this hotel is within 12 miles (20 km) of Big Pit National Coal Museum, Newport Cathedral and Isca Augusta. St Mary's Priory ...

    Best Western Pontypool Metro Hotel£25

    Best Western Pontypool Metro Hotel£25
    The Cambrian Inn

    The Cambrian Inn

    0.6 mi from Big Pit National Coal Museum
    • Free cancellation
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    3.5 out of 5.0
     
     

    Situated in Tredegar, this inn is within 12 miles (20 km) of Brecon Mountain Railway, BikePark Wales and Cyfarthfa Park and Museum. BikePark Wales and Big Pit ...

    The Cambrian Inn£50

    The Cambrian Inn£50
    Solar Strand Express Hotel

    Solar Strand Express Hotel

    10 mi from Big Pit National Coal Museum
      3.5 out of 5.0
       
       

      Situated in Newport, this hotel is within 12 miles (20 km) of Tredegar House, Newport Cathedral and Newport Stadium. University of Wales-Newport and Isca Augusta ...

      Solar Strand Express Hotel£56

      Solar Strand Express Hotel£56
      Dragon Inn Crickhowell

      Dragon Inn Crickhowell

      5.9 mi from Big Pit National Coal Museum
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         

        Situated in Crickhowell, this inn is within 9 miles (15 km) of St Mary's Priory Church, Borough Theatre and Abergavenny Museum and Castle. Big Pit National Coal ...

        Dragon Inn Crickhowell£82

        Dragon Inn Crickhowell£82
        Cosy Dragon @tanglewood

        Cosy Dragon @tanglewood

        0.4 mi from Big Pit National Coal Museum
           
           

          Situated in Abertillery, this property is within 12 miles (20 km) of Big Pit National Coal Museum, Abergavenny Museum and Castle and St Mary's Priory Church. ...

          Cosy Dragon @tanglewood£117

          Cosy Dragon @tanglewood£117
          The Old Rectory Country Hotel

          The Old Rectory Country Hotel

          5.6 mi from Big Pit National Coal Museum
          • Free cancellation
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          3.5 out of 5.0
           
           

          Situated in Crickhowell, this golf hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Abergavenny Museum and Castle, St Mary's Priory Church and Borough Theatre. Big Pit National ...

          The Old Rectory Country Hotel£60

          The Old Rectory Country Hotel£60
          Parkway Hotel & Spa

          Parkway Hotel & Spa

          9.7 mi from Big Pit National Coal Museum
          • Free cancellation
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          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           

          Situated in the business district, this spa hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Newport Cathedral, Isca Augusta and Newport Stadium. Newport Transporter Bridge ...

          Parkway Hotel & Spa£72

          Parkway Hotel & Spa£72
          Kings Head Hotel

          Kings Head Hotel

          3.4 mi from Big Pit National Coal Museum
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             

            Situated in Abergavenny, this hotel is steps away from Borough Theatre, St Mary's Priory Church and Abergavenny Museum and Castle. Big Pit National Coal Museum ...

            Kings Head Hotel£74

            Kings Head Hotel£74
            Maes Manor Hotel

            Maes Manor Hotel

            6.3 mi from Big Pit National Coal Museum
              3.5 out of 5.0
               
               

              Situated in Blackwood, this hotel is 7.1 mi (11.5 km) from Treharris Park and 10.7 mi (17.3 km) from Caerphilly Castle. Castell Coch and Tredegar House are also ...

              Maes Manor Hotel£52

              Maes Manor Hotel£52

              Pocket Guide: Big Pit National Coal Museum Big Pit National Coal Museum Hotels

              If you’re planning a trip to the Big Pit National Coal Museum it makes sense to stay in Pontypool or the surrounding countryside. There are several hotel options ranging from four star luxury in the centre of town, a short walk away from the main attractions, self-catering cottages or a budget hotel. In the surrounding areas you have a wider choice of cosy country inns, historic hotels and farmhouses so you can really relax and get away from it all.

              Torfaen County on the border of Monmouthshire in South Wales is centrally located for visiting some of the main historic attractions. Cardiff is just 20 minutes by car and there are excellent train links, so if you’re staying there Pontypool is an excellent day trip to learn more about industry and mining in the region. There are three towns in the Torfaen region - Pontypool, Cwmbran and Blaenavon, and they each have a distinct personality so have fun exploring each one!

              Big Pit National Coal Museum

              Big Pit is an award-winning major tourist attraction in Pontypool, an industrial heritage museum that was a working coal mine from 1860 to 1980. It opened to the public in 1980 and is now one of the country’s leading museums exploring the history of the Industrial Revolution and showing how people lived and worked 200 years ago.

              It was redeveloped in 2003 and now works as an operational attraction - that is, the structures you see are working ones holding up the mine roof and not for show, as is the case with many so-called attractions. So when you go down the mines you need to wear a hard hat, safety lamp and a waist belt, which feels very much like real working conditions and adds to the intensity of the experience. You can do a 50-minute underground tour which goes 90 metres underground and imagine how daily working life would have been for thousands of men.

              When you come up for air, go up to the heritage centre and learn more about the history of coal mining via a multimedia tour of a modern coal mine where you get to meet a real “miner”. This is one of the top visitor attractions in Wales and it’s easy to see why. Where else can you go underground and experience real-life dangerous mining hazards that once put the daily life of thousands of men at risk?

              Nearby attractions include Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway, Pontypool Park and Museum, the Blaenafon Cheddar Company, Folly Tower, Llandegfedd Visitor & Watersports Centre, and of course, the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Blaenavon, which gained its status in 2000 in recognition of the importance of the area’s coal mining history.

              Big Pit National Coal Museum is worthy of a day trip and if you want to stay longer in the area to find out what the other towns in the region have to offer you have an excellent selection of four star rural escapes, cosy country inns, elegant manor houses or self-catering cottages in the surrounding countryside. It’s not far from areas of outstanding natural beauty and the Brecon Beacons National Park, so can be the basis of an extended holiday taking in all the region has to offer.