Clearwell Caves, Coleford

4.4
#2 of 6 in Nature in Gloucestershire
Travel 31 m (100 ft) underground into a working mine museum at Clearwell Caves. Follow in the footsteps of generations of iron ore miners and explore nine of the caverns. Read the displays to learn about the caves’ ancient and mysterious past, stretching well over 4,500 years, and the minerals it holds. Browse the onsite shop, which sells minerals and ore from the caves. Visit the cafe and admire the many mining artifacts and local memorabilia that decorate its walls over a hot drink or light meal. There is an easy walk from the cafe to Clearwell Meend, taking you up to a picturesque pond and disused iron mine shaft with views of Clearwell village and the Welsh borders beyond. To visit Clearwell Caves and get the most from your holiday in Coleford, create itinerary details personal to you using our Coleford travel website .
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  • August 21, 2017
    Steeped in history, this made a great afternoon out. My partner chose the deep caving trip which was 3 hours long with a guide and a small group. It was approx 200ft down, so if you are adventurous, d...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    We'd planned where we would visit whilst on our holiday n this was a firm favourite. Very informative boards as ur going around lots of twists n turns in the caves n presented in a way that kept the k...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    Me and my dad booked to go deep level caving yesterday and it was absolutely fantastic. You get all your equipment provided and the guide was extremely knowledgeable. He gave us a brief talk about the...  more »
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  • Really awesome caves and very worth a quick visit. I had been going here often as a kid and finally got to take my wife as an adult. It was definitely better as a kid and had barely changed at all in 15 years. Best to visit with kids and at Christmas. There are also events in the main cave which I need to check out.
  • Easter egg hunt around the caves. Great caves, really interesting place. Been before for Christmas santa grotto too which was brilliant
  • An interesting and realistic viewing of ancient caves and mine workings. Very genuine and not "prettied up". reasonable prices although reduction for children could be better
  • Clearwell Caves is a fantastic place to visit if you are ever in the Forest of Dean, full of history and full of really interesting facts that date back years. We had a private tour and went deep inside the caves into areas that are normally out of bounds to the public, I can honestly say that I would not have wanted to work a job there. The Clearwell Caves are well priced, a great little Cafe on site and a real education can be had by visiting this great attraction. Highly recommended.
  • What do you get at Clearwell Caves, No posh car park, No glitzy signage at the entrance, but a truly fantastic visitor attraction. We visited with our 2 boys aged 14 & 12 and having visited Kents Caverns in Torquay plus various others can only say this outshines them all. This a really authentic and realistic experience, I would recommend you visit Clearwell Caves if you anywhere near this area and guarantee you won't be disappointed.

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