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Wanlockhead Travel guide
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This scattered village was the centre of a flourishing mining industry. The site’s rich mineral potential was probably known as far back as Roman times. It is also said that local gold was used to produce James I's crown and coinage. Lead ore was mined and smelted locally between 1680 and 1934, an activity which was revived in the 1950s.
Tourist attractions Wanlockhead : Things to see and do
Goldscaur Row GB - Wanlockhead ML12 6UT
The Scottish Lead Mining Museum , standing in a mine forge, presents the history of lead mining in Scotland with mementos from local mines. The open air part includes a mine road with an unusual wooden balance wheel. You can visit an 18C lead mine w..