Underneath the world famous Royal Forest of Dean is something spectacular and unseen, an unfathomable natural cave system that has been mined for more than 4,500 years.

Come for the wonder of our colourful caverns. Come to explore the ancient mine system. Come for the living history of the Forest Freeminers. Come for the gift shop. Come for the rare ochre pigments. Come for the hidden nature. Come and discover the long extinct creatures, or just come for the incredible cakes.

Opening Hours

10am to 4pm, daily


Clearwell Caves, Nr Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8JR