18 mins drive, 9 miles, GL16 8JR - Clearwell Caves to Explore

18 mins drive, 9 miles, GL16 8JR - Clearwell Caves to Explore

4.500 years of mining history in an amazing cave system.  Clearwell Caves are a working mining museum, where you see caverns that were worked by iron miners over many centuries.  Displays throughout the caverns tell the miners' story from the Stone Age up to the present day.  Iron ore from the Caves has made tools, weapons and machinery over the centuries, but iron ore also occurs as ochre pigment used over the centuries to make artists' paints.  Jonathan still mines the red, yellow, purple and brown ochre found here.  The iron mines are an important part of the long Forest of Dean story.  

Hear From Our Previous Guests...

Excellent quality accommodation, with everything you could possibly want to ensure a restful stay, located conveniently for travelling to other destinations, no shortage of pubs / restaurants. Recommend highly.

Peter & Melissa, York

Lovely property a real home from home, clean, comfortable, glamorous well thought out décor and touches to make the stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Sarah, Martin and family, Cambridge

Barn was v.comfortable and well equipped and warm. Beds v.good, powerful shower and toiletry items plentiful. Very peaceful and ideal for relaxing. Strongly recommend.

Steve and Davina, Peterborough

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