Time: 2-3 hours
Coal mining changed Britain in the 17th century. Explore the story of the Silkstone seam, a particularly rich section of coal within the South Yorkshire Coalfield, and the early history of coal mining - including a tragic mining disaster - with this walking tour from Discovering Britain beginning at Silkstone Common, southwest of Barnsley. Take the tour as you go on a smartphone, or download the audio tour files to hear as you go.
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Welcome to the Barnsley edition of A Thing To Do Today: the ultimate curated guide to the best of what to do today in Barnsley. From free to cheap to boutique, if you're in and around Barnsley, whether you're visiting or a local, ATTDT is here to help. We specialise in selecting wonderful and often unknown events, activities and attractions specifically on and open today, which are ready to explore in Barnsley for anyone looking to cure their boredom. Look at the idea above for something to do today, reload the page to get other interesting things to do, or change the day to start planning your week. Find out more....
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