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Clearwell Caves - Ancient Iron Mines

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This impressive natural cave system was later mined for iron ore and now makes a great underground experience for all the family. The caverns are very atmospheric; nine large caverns are open to the public, linked by winding passageways. Displays throughout the mine reveal how iron ore and ochre pigment has been mined here for over 4,500 years, much of it transported by young children. There is a good gift shop and the café sells a wide range of delicious cakes, with excellent teas and coffee.

For the more adventurous visitor,  we take small groups deeper into the workings to explore parts of the 600 acres of workings beyond the public area.

Free parking. Picnic area. See website for full details of activities and special events.

 

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Adults6, children 5 and over
Family (2 adults/2 children)£19.00

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This impressive natural cave system was later mined for iron ore and now makes a great underground experience for all the family. The caverns are very atmospheric; nine large caverns are open to the public, linked by winding passageways. Displays throughout the mine reveal how iron ore and ochre pigment has been mined here for over 4,500 years, much of it transported by young children. There is a good gift shop and the café sells a wide range of delicious cakes, with excellent teas and coffee.

For the more adventurous visitor,  we take small groups deeper into the workings to explore parts of the 600 acres of workings beyond the public area.

Free parking. Picnic area. See website for full details of activities and special events.

 

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Address
Clearwell
Nr Coleford
Gloucestershire
GL16 8JR
Call: 01594 832535
O/S Ref: SO 577 082

Directions
From Coleford take B4228 towards Lydney and Chepstow. Continue for approximately 1mile and take turning to Clearwell on right hand side. Follow brown and white signs, Clearwell Caves is situated on the left hand side.

Open 1 March to 31 October. Daily 10am to 5pm (last entry). Christmas Fantasy 1 to 24 December daily, similar times.