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Address: Prosper Lane, Coleford GL16 7JP, England
Phone Number: 01594 810706
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Fantastic trip

Visited today with a group of 5 staying locally, rich was fantastic some good advice for tall people to duck! Thank you!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Visited today with a group of 5 staying locally, rich was fantastic some good advice for tall people to duck! Thank you!!

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you have a interest in mining and a real experience of just how free mining works this for you to go down a working mine a guided by a free miner and to see and learn the way that work is done in much the same way as mines before well done .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We visited the colliery on Sunday, desperate to get out of the rain. It felt a bit like stepping back in time: the smell of the coal burning, the basic reception area, (who wants to buy a load of plastic tat? Not I!) not to mention the mine itself. Rich, who's everything you'd expect from a free-miner, guided us round... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

... a very worthwhile experience. I learnt a lot today. I was very lucky to join a young family of four. The guide, whose name I can't remember, knows so much about the history of mining as well as the the practicalities of extracting the coal and the chemistry of staying safe. All five of us asked questions. ... and... More 

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Bromley Kent England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Would thoroughly recommend a visit. Very interesting, put on your hard hat and lamp and walk down a steep slope to discover a great insight into how the mine is built and functions and experience the working environment first hand. Staff were very informative. Good value too.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was well worth a visit. The guide was really knowledgeable and the lady who greeted us was great with my nieces and taught them lots and gave them some coal to take to school. I am a very happy Aunty indeed. As adults my friend and I thoroughly enjoyed it but my nieces loved it. There is something about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We were lucky to be given a guided tour from a lovely man call Rich who still mines coal at the mine. He was so interesting and passionate about the mine. We put on hard hats and miners lamps and walked down a steepish slope to the bottom of the mine. There is a hand rail to assist you and... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

So i went to Hopewell colliery today and went down the mines, it was my first time and didn't know what to expect, so i got geared up and went down the steep slope to the mine, i found it very interesting finding out how the extract the coal and the work that goes into it, i would defiantly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We have been to Hopewell Mine in the past but today was our first visit with children. Our guide today was Rich, one of only thirty freeminers in the Forest of Dean. He was friendly, informative and had a wonderful way with our children who thoroughly enjoyed the tour, even the part where we all turned our lamps off while... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

A fascinating insight into a small industry that we, and I suspect most others, didn't know existed. Rich is a great guide, and knows everything there is to know; and answers any question. Wonderful, informal tour of the mine, and only £5.

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Address: Prosper Lane, Coleford GL16 7JP, England
Phone Number: 01594 810706
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Forest of Dean  >  Coleford

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