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Clearwell Caves, Coleford

Clearwell Caves

Ancient Iron Mines
GL16 8JR
Tel: +44(0)1594 832535
Fax: +44(0)1594 833362
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Mined for iron over 4,000 years, the Caves represent a unique survival of an ancient Forest of Dean tradition of Free Mining, still producing pigments for natural paints.

Nine impressive caverns open to the public, with displays throughout. There is a tempting tearoom and Cave shop which stocks minerals, books and gifts, including pigments from the mine.

Educational and fun - a great underground experience for all the family! Also Christmas Fantasy - the caverns are transformed into a wonderland where children meet Father Christmas and follow the story of 'Something Special'.

Clearwell Caves, Coleford

Caves, Blacksmiths workshop, Gift shop, Cystals, Minerals and Ochre to buy, Tea Room, Picnic Area, Children, Car Park, Private Group Tours, School Tours Available

Voted Gloucetsershire Attraction of the Year in 2003

A friendly welcome, great coffee and speciality teas. We sell a wide choice of delicious award winning cakes, homemade soups and light meals. The walls and ceilings are an Aladdin's Cave of mining and local memorabilia.

Additional Services
The Mine shop sells a wide range of gifts, jewellery, books and minerals from around the world, as well as minerals and ochre from the caves. There are souvenirs of your visit to the Caves and for the Forest of Dean. We also stock a range of natural paint products including casein distemper paint or eco-emulsion which are produced from mainly plant-based materials with no petrochemical ingredients.

In case of alteration, please check prices, opening times and any specific important information before booking or visiting

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