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Visit the hidden Forest of Dean that lies below the surface. Impressive caves that have been mined for iron ores for over 4,500 years. Nine caverns with exciting displays throughout, showing the Caves formation and how they were worked over...more
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We went to the caves as a last thing to do on a birthday trip. It was nice and quiet when we arrived, it is a self lead tour starting with the working area that is still used to mine local ochre powders and then...More
It was raining so we were looking for activities where we could stay dry. Spent about 1.5 hours in the caves. Very interesting & even the kids 9, 11 & 14 all enjoyed it although the youngest ones were more interested in hiding rather than...More
As there were no children running around you had time to look around. They are large and deep, but plenty of sure footing.
They have lit them sympathetically, bit I felt with colour light it could of been more interesting. Well worth the visit, and...More
Great morning walking the mines...atmospheric with a great amount of information about the workings. Lots of interesting exhibits around the tour including equipment across the hundreds of years the mines have operated, voice tracks and recorded atmospheric noises that add to the experience. Very nice...More
Great caverns/mine system to explore. We decided to go for self guided tour as we were with our toddler and his buggy! I must say was surprised with its accessibility with enough areas of darkness and twists to keep it interesting.
Well worth the visit...More
It was raining on the day, so my wife and I payed a visit here after picking up a tourist leaflet at a local pub.It is a combination of natural cavern and iron mine. There are plenty of exhibits to look at , old tools...More
On damp morning we decided to pay Clearwell a visit. The first part of it was an exhibition telling you about the history of the caves and the people who worked there and then you walked into the caves be sure to wrap up warm...More
Response from Jonathan W | Property representative |
There is a bus from Gloucester (Nos 31 or 24, the drivers can drop you off before you get to Coleford and there is a 1/4 mile walk to the Caves. Local people will all know which way you need to walk. Hope that helps. Thanks... More
There is a bus from Gloucester (Nos 31 or 24, the drivers can drop you off before you get to Coleford and there is a 1/4 mile walk to the Caves. Local people will all know which way you need to walk. Hope that helps. Thanks, Jonathan