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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) ...

    from £58 per night for 2 guests

    The Bridge Inn£58
    The Old Rectory Country Hotel

    The Old Rectory Country Hotel

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

      Situated in Crickhowell, this hotel is in the same area as Big Pit National Coal Museum, Borough Theatre and Abergavenny Museum and Castle. Area attractions ...

      from £54 per night for 2 guests

      The Old Rectory Country Hotel£54
      Best Western Pontypool Metro Hotel

      Best Western Pontypool Metro Hotel

      5.6 mi from Big Pit National Coal Museum
        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 ...

        from £31 per night for 2 guests

        Best Western Pontypool Metro Hotel£31
        Mill-lodge Brecon Beacons

        Mill-lodge Brecon Beacons

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

          Situated in a national park, this bed & breakfast is in the same area as Borough Theatre, Abergavenny Museum and Castle and St Mary's Priory Church. Area attractions ...

          from £54 per night for 2 guests

          Mill-lodge Brecon Beacons£54
          The Cambrian Inn

          The Cambrian Inn

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

            Situated in Tredegar, this inn is in the same area as Brecon Mountain Railway, Big Pit National Coal Museum and BikePark Wales. Regional attractions also include ...

            from £50 per night for 2 guests

            The Cambrian Inn£50
            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 ...

              from £82 per night for 2 guests

              Dragon Inn Crickhowell£82
              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 ...

                from £78 per night for 2 guests

                Kings Head Hotel£78
                Ty-cooke Farm

                Ty-cooke Farm

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

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

                  from £75 per night for 2 guests

                  Ty-cooke Farm£75
                  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 ...

                    from £56 per night for 2 guests

                    Maes Manor Hotel£56
                    The Angel Hotel Abergavenny

                    The Angel Hotel Abergavenny

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

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

                      from £82 per night for 2 guests

                      The Angel Hotel Abergavenny£82

                      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.