Chambers of the Black Hand

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This place is remarkable, and symbolises the crazy and creative sides of the Ridge. Artist and miner Ron Canlin has turned a 40ft-deep mining claim into a cavernous gallery of over 800 sculptures of superheroes, celebrities, pharaohs, Buddhas, dinosaurs and other diverse subjects. Call to confirm tour times; courtesy-bus pick-up from your accommodation is offered.

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