Clearwell Caves

In a nutshell

Explore the atmospheric underground caverns of this former iron ore mine in the Forest of Dean and learn more about the mining history of the area.


The Rocks, Coleford, Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL16 8JR

Contact details

Tel: 01594 832535

Activity type

Birthdays, Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(based on family of 4)

Clearwell Caves details...

Discover 4,500 years of mining history on a family day out at this former iron ore mine and natural cave system in the Forest of Dean. Follow winding passageways into atmospheric caverns and find out about the people who worked there. Deep and semi deep level trips are perfect activities for adventurous families (age restriction applies).

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