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Clearwell Caves

Open Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Fascinating old iron ore caves

Super old mine/cave experience for all for all. Extensive cave system well lit to enhance your... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dursley, United Kingdom

We visited the caves today as the weather was awful. The caves were a good option. They were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Atherstone, United Kingdom
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“cave system”(22 reviews)
Visit the hidden Forest of Dean beneath the Forest floor. Natural caverns mined for ochre pigment and iron ore for over 4,500 years. Nine caverns with exciting displays. Delicious cakes, coffees and snacks in the Lamproom cafe and great Gift Shop...more
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| The Rocks, Clearwell,, Coleford GL16 8JR, England
+44 1594 832535
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Reviewed yesterday

Super old mine/cave experience for all for all. Extensive cave system well lit to enhance your experience , with plenty of information along the way. We thoroughly all of our visit which takes approximately 45 minutes. Try the cafe up top after your visit for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank paulchamberlain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the caves today as the weather was awful. The caves were a good option. They were interesting and you can’t believe how people worked down the caves for 10 hours a day. They had bronchitis, lung diseases etc from the dust as obviously...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KatyandPeter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an old iron ore mine located in a picturesque spot with plenty of opportunities for walks in the vicinity. Besides the publicly accessible areas which you can wander around at will, there are also guided tours available to the deeper levels. After paying...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Blackth0rn
Reviewed 13 February 2019

The caves are quite extensive and well worth a visit, although not as big as Cheddar caves! It’s suitable for adults and children and will impress with it’s cavernous spaces

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank melaniegetg00d
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

I had heard that the caves was amazing at Christmas time, how wrong was that!! My son was very excited as I told him I had a surprise for him that evening, on arriving we parked up and made our way to the entrance, there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Craig J
Reviewed 24 December 2018 via mobile

What an amazing magical place.Follow the path to discover mini caves filled with characters from the story of Cora. Then there is the many twinkling Christmas trees with the smell of pine needles and the awesome Father Christmas. Lots of hard work went into making...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Judi Moogi W
Reviewed 23 December 2018

An absolutely magical experience visiting the caves and Father Christmas today. The caves were sparkling and beautifully and tastefully decorated. Father Christmas was friendly and chatty and my boys loved meeting him. I was blown away by the amount of effort and creativeness that was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Adele M
Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

Visited on the 22nd with 2 children and we all had a great time loved every minute my grandchildren met Santa and had a photo with him then chose a present, we then followed the story of Cora and the bloobius bright stopping for a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TillyGloucester
Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

We visited for the Christmas event where the children met Santa. The effort and detail put into the decoration of the caves is superb, it must take months of preparation and is definitely worth a visit at this time of year. Santa was great too.

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank EdP209
Reviewed 19 December 2018

A spectacular display of magical scenes take visitors through a fairytale wonderland. This is all played out in the caves in Coleford, Gloucester, UK. The tale of "Cora and the Bloobius Bright" is told as we weave our way through the old iron ore and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Chelle_tog
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Ben C
13 March 2019|
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Response from Catherine L | Reviewed this property |
Yes , depends how old they are, they might find the history boring but the caves themselves are fascinating
Richard S
21 December 2018|
Response from TillyGloucester | Reviewed this property |
I printed mine off I didn’t have a signal there
Lindsay R
6 November 2018|
Response from jonathanw955 | Property representative |
Hi this is the time for entry into the Caves, once in you follow a set route and can take your own time. The time of entry allows half an hour to get in from the booked time, once in you can take whatever time you wish to go... More