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Hopewell Colliery

Speech House Road | Cannop Hill, Coleford GL16 7EG, England
+44 1594 810706
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A family of 4 ( 2 adults, 2 children) Rich was a great guide. responded quickly to an email and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Data72
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Isle of Man
Excellent place to visit

Had a lovely visit here recently and the miner who guided us was brilliant, obviously having... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Trish S
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Speech House Road | Cannop Hill, Coleford GL16 7EG, England
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+44 1594 810706
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"coal mine"
in 13 reviews
"answered all our questions"
in 6 reviews
"tour guide"
in 13 reviews
"excellent tour"
in 5 reviews
"fascinating insight"
in 5 reviews
"forest of dean"
in 45 reviews
"first hand"
in 6 reviews
"coal face"
in 4 reviews
"steep slope"
in 8 reviews
"living history"
in 3 reviews
"excellent cafe"
in 5 reviews
"home cooked food"
in 2 reviews
"received a warm welcome"
in 2 reviews
"knew his stuff"
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"mine shaft"
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"mining experience"
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"past and present"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A family of 4 ( 2 adults, 2 children) Rich was a great guide. responded quickly to an email and was full of wonderful stories about the history of mines. THANK YOU it made me appreciate many things, from energy production to true hard manual...More

Thank Data72
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a lovely visit here recently and the miner who guided us was brilliant, obviously having someone who works in the mine provided a very personal perspective. He answered all our questions with humour and made sure everyone could hear him, a great experience. Make...More

Thank Trish S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A really good experience. The visit lasted a bit over an hour, Rich was a very clear and interesting speaker, using his experience as a miner. Not too many members of our group (abut ten altogether). Highly recommended! One tip: check the GL16 7EL postcode...More

1  Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour guide Rich was brilliant, a fascinating and interesting visit. And a lovely lunch in the cafe afterwards, with very friendly staff and excellent food. A very enjoyable trip.

Thank Rachel V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour was excellent and provided a superb history of freemining through to current practice. To see the working conditions was a fascinating and enlightening experience, brought to life by the tour guide, Rich. The tour ran over time, but we all felt we could...More

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old Victorian coalmine workings still in use, 45 min guided tour by an actual miner who still digs coal out. you walk a long way underground, its damp and cold, you get a helmet and lamp to wear to protect your head, and you will...More

2  Thank rogercU4301QS
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

Hopewell offers the chance to find out all about Freemining in the Forest of Dean. Guided by a Freeminer, the tour takes you deep underground to see how coal was mined in the past and how it is done today. The guides are friendly, very...More

Thank Maharg2013
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

So glad we did the tour - the tour guide was very informative, answered all our questions knowledgeably and made the tour interesting with all the information and facts. At £6.50 each (adult price) it was very good value.

Thank Lin M
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

I went with my stepdad and we had such a great time. The tour guide was genuinely so passionate about the mines, as he actually works the mines in the winter months. Not only did he tell us the ins and outs of the mines,...More

Thank Saskialick
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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Terrific experience. ..Rich was very knowledgeable and happy to answer all questions. 16 year old son thought it was a great experience too, so happy with that as well. Lovely friendly staff at the cafe too.

Thank Shazzyp P
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Suzanne J
May 22, 2017|
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Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Dogs are allowed on site, but not in the mines.
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Bernie W
May 22, 2016|
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Response from Ian S |
Children have to be old enough to wear a helmet and walk unaided down a relatively steep incline holding a handrail.
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