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Address: Prosper Lane, Coleford GL16 7EL, England
Phone Number: 01594 810706
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A descent into history

As it says it is as close to free mining as you can get without digging- awesome! With an actual free mining expert guide, you go down into the mine and follow the track bed down... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

As it says it is as close to free mining as you can get without digging- awesome! With an actual free mining expert guide, you go down into the mine and follow the track bed down for the trucks that carry the coal. This is the real thing - when it says stout footwear required, it means it, you are... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing place - a working drift mine. Our guide was very informative and helpful - it really is an eye-opener, especially for me since my grandad worked in the mine nearby - how did they cope with the conditions? Highly recomended

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This was an unexpected gem. The visit takes you down into a real mine all kitted out in helmet and lamp. The tour is tailored for all ages (we went with an 11 & 9 yr old). The miner who took us underground was personable, engaging, very knowledgeable and shared his own mining experience in a way that brought it... More 

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

In spite of telling Trip Advisor the address and phone number they have listed are incorrect, they haven't changed it. I suggest you go to the website for the correct details and a map.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Visited on a very wet day looking for a sanctuary from the rain, and expected it to be busy. Only one other car there when we arrived. Just four of us on the tour with our very experienced and knowledgeable guide. Kitted out with helmets and lamps we started our decent into the mine...some very steep slopes so wear sensible... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

When we arrived there were only two other cars in the car park, which made us think that maybe this place wasn't that great. We are glad that we ignored this feeling and headed in. The visit was only £5, which is my opinion is very good value for a guided tour. After a short wait for the other group... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Don't be deterred by the fact that this little colliery looks shut! Stop and check as it's definitely worth visiting this working mine. Rich is a very informative guide and working free miner who has some very entertaining anecdotes and a lot of fascinating knowledge about the history of mining in the local area. There is a small museum to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We popped into the site as we were passing by. There were no other cars in the car park and we weren't sure it was open. However it was, and guided tours are available to meet demand. So it was on with the hard hats and miner's lights and down the mine. The tour guide is a working forest of... More 

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Berkeley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A mix of natural history,industrial heritage and the stories of the people who created it.We really enjoyed the underground tour with our guide who has first hand knowledge of mining in the Forest.There is a small museum which we looked around enjoying a well earned drink from the Cafe whilst the children explored outside. A real bonus was watching the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great day out especially for the kids and the cafe serves some lovely food. Worth a visit anytime of the year.

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