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Address: Thetford IP26 5DE, England
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We enjoyed walking around the unusual landscape made by the filling in of old flint workings. The climb down to the bottom of the only pit open to the general public was easy and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed walking around the unusual landscape made by the filling in of old flint workings. The climb down to the bottom of the only pit open to the general public was easy and safe. Fascinating to learn that places we had visited in the past were made of the black flint mined here many years ago. Children would not... More 

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Thank A N
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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure what we would find as we were taken there by my son and his family. The descent down the mine shaft is by a rather steep ladder but is perfectly safe. Lots of interesting artefacts on display. Ticket office/shop/static display is very small and likely to be very crowded at holiday time. Be aware that you have to... More 

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Thank Jeff D
Norwich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Please don't go expecting lots to see and do. The theory behind the attraction is good, but basically the is a small room with a basic explanation of the mine and then a ladder to a small cave which has a reconstruction of the mine. If you have an interest in geology etc or if you are walking the dog... More 

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Thank Krisy L
Denholm, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable but I felt they could do more with the above ground holes. Be it information boards just some thing to help me get a feel of how it was.

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Thank kcurrie1965
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The whole area was great, but going down into the tunnels was amazing. I wish we were allowed to go through more of it, but the way the flint is laid out in the rock is very interesting.

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Thank Tara E
London, United Kingdom
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523 reviews
352 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This landscape of grass covered craters is like something from Dr Who.You are allowed down a ladder to view a mine, not for the faint hearted and I think I would have turned chicken if I hadn't had a class of small children waiting to follow me. When we visited the area was full of birds and butterflies and we... More 

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Thank KAW687
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90 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed this visit, it was interesting & educational. We were both really pleased we went, it's not the sort of attraction you need to visit twice, but you should definitely visit it once.

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Thank Paragonmargate
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262 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I went to this attraction on the way to the coast. It is quite isolated. I wouldn’t go to this attraction as a final destination as you will be disappointed. My interest in this attraction was stimulated by a large number of media programs about it. You get through a lot of countryside before you get here and when you... More 

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Thank joe_green
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Grimes Graves is a large site with hundreds of depressions which are filled in stone age flint mines. There is an information lodge with very helpful and enthusiastic staff, and we descended down a ladder into one of the excavated mines. At the bottom we could see the mine workings and crawl little way into some of them. It was... More 

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Thank AndrewD620
Bonn, Germany
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

10 meter ladder down to the caves, but you have to get on your knees into the dirt to see the caves in details. Small nice museum & shop. Very polite personal, not expensive. Amazing side, but needs to investigated further on by a science team before the side can be really exiting! Must be very interesting for very young... More 

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