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Dementia Friendly Underground Tours

About

Tea and a chat with your miner guide before a relaxed pace, supported underground tour.

Suitable for those living with dementia and their carers.

Facilities

  • Booking essential
  • Parking (charge)

Public Transport Directions

The number 30 bus runs from Cwmbran Bus Station to Lion Street, Blaenafon daily Monday to Saturday, including Good Friday but excluding other Bank Holidays.

Bus times from Cwmbran start at 7.40am and then hourly at 40 minutes past the hour.

The number 31 bus runs from Lion Street to Big Pit daily Monday to Saturday, including Good Friday but excluding other Bank Holidays.

Bus times from Lion Street start at 8.40am and then every 2 hours at .40 minutes past the hour.

Return bus from Big Pit to Lion Street from 10.15am and thereafter every 2  hours at .15 minutes past the hour and from Lion Street to Cwmbran hourly at .40 minutes past the hour until 4.40pm.

Foot/Bike
A map of walking/cycle routes is available from Sustrans.

Road Directions

For Satellite Navigation directions, please enter Blaenafon (Blaenavon) town or NP4 9RL and follow brown tourism signs once arriving in the town.

M4 — follow the brown Tourism signs from J25a (westbound) or J26 (eastbound). Also signposted off the A465 at Brynmawr and Abergavenny.

Parking

£3 payable by Pay and Displa