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Hopewell Colliery

Speech House Road | Cannop Hill, Coleford GL16 7EG, England
+44 1594 810706
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We visited the mine during a day trip to this area. It was a fantastic visit. We have visited many... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Olivia B
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
via mobile
A trip to the heart of the Earth

Hopewell Colliery offers a unique journey beneath the Forest of Dean to a magical and mysterious... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Speech House Road | Cannop Hill, Coleford GL16 7EG, England
+44 1594 810706

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the mine during a day trip to this area. It was a fantastic visit. We have visited many mines over the years but this has to be one of the best, it hasn't been overly commercialised and the fact our tour guide is...More

Thank Olivia B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hopewell Colliery offers a unique journey beneath the Forest of Dean to a magical and mysterious world unseen from the surface. Thanks to Rich's informative and very clear explanations the visitor comes away with a unique insight into the men and work that made (and...More

Thank guysheppard484
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Hopewell Colliery on June 2nd - it had been on my list of things to do in the Forest of Dean / Wye valley Area since I started taking holidays in the area a few years ago. Being interested in Industrial Archaeology /...More

Thank John_Luxton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the colliery tour during our holiday this week and were thoroughly impressed by all aspects of Hopewell Colliery. If you have ever wondered about the Free miners of the Forest of Dean this tour will provide all your answers from Free miners themselves....More

Thank Edward C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited a few weeks ago as part of a school trip to the area with a group of 50 ten-year-old children. Rich, the owner, was very accommodating and he, and all the other guides we met, were really knowledgeable and friendly. They pitched it...More

Thank rachben99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Today and what a fantastic find. The two chaps who run it are free miners and take you about 200 feet underground. They explained everything about the mine and safety equipment and you get a real sense of mining because there are no...More

Thank Dave9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hugely fascinating place to visit - made especially so by our excellent guide, Rich, who is the font of all wisdom on Free mining. He made it so interesting for everyone in the small visitor group - especially children. Even my mother,...More

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our way back from Cornwall to the Midlands, we decided to stop off to break up the journey. Nice and easy to park and we received a warm welcome. We had a short wait for a tour so we browsed the many photos adorning...More

Thank Matt G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first went to Hopewell Colliery Cafe Shop approximately 10years ago and although it was friendly, it was very basic. Since then it has had a recent make-over, and WOW what a difference.A good sized car park, and inside it is fresh, light and very...More

Thank Suzanne T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Hopewell on a Bank Holiday Monday morning. It was soooo quiet. The three of us (including our 5 year-old girl) were the only people on the tour with our fantastic guide, Rich. Getting kitted out and entering the mine as it descends steeply...More

Thank Bob S
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Bernie W
Does it have an age limit?
23 May 2016|
Response from Ian S |
Children have to be old enough to wear a helmet and walk unaided down a relatively steep incline holding a handrail.