Birkhill Clay Mine, Bo'ness

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The Birkhill Fireclay mine once supported the iron and steel industry, producing clays used for heat-resistant bricks to line the furnaces. Its peak production was in the early to mid 20th century, but is now just a relic of the industrial past of this part of Scotland. Tour guides now take visitors on a fascinating tour deep under the Avon Gorge to explain how the mine worked, and what life was like for the miners in years gone by.
Open : 2010: July and Aug Tues- Sun, Sept - Oct Sat-Sun

Birkhill Clay Mine, Bo'ness

17-19 North Street
EH51 9AQ
T 01506 825855
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Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland but is a third of the population of Glasgow. Perversely the city has no motorway access to the South and since the local transport links are excellent the city and surrounding area can easily be accessed without a car, arriving by train or plane. The highest concentration of Scotland's major attractions are found within the city and surrounding area - Edinburgh being the top tourist destination in Britain outside of London because its attractions are mostly concentrated in a central area. For the purposes of this guide, the city centre and East Lothian are listed seperately and the Lothians are defined as mainly the areas to the North, South and West of the city.