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Cave/Cavern/Mine Attraction:Clearwell Caves - Ancient Iron Mines

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Clearwell Caves - Ancient Iron Mines

Clearwell Caves - Ancient Iron Mines

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Address

The Rocks,
Clearwell,
Nr. COLEFORD,
Gloucestershire,
GL16 8JR

Contact

Mr Jonathan Wright

Details

An atmospheric and mysterious natural cave that has been mined for iron ore and ochre pigments for over 4,500 years. Nine impressive caverns for visitors to explore, descending 100ft underground. Mining and geological displays throughout, educational and fun. Adventure caving and guided tours for pre-booked groups. Gift shop, cafe, free parking.

In December the caves are transformed into the 'Christmas Fantasy' spectacular. See website for other events through the year.

Opening details

Feb-Oct & Dec, daily 10am-5pm (check website for special openings)

Prices

Please check for latest fees

Directions

See location of Clearwell Caves - Ancient Iron Mines on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SO 577082  Lat: 51.77106 Long: -2.61431

One and a half miles south of Coleford town centre. Follow Brown Tourism signposting from Coleford
OS Grid Ref: 50576082

Facilities

  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
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