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Address: Speech House Road | Cannop Hill, Coleford GL16 7EG, England
Phone Number: 01594 810706
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Fantastic insight into Freemining in the Forest of Dean

Amazing experience, thoroughly recommend it. The tour guide was a miner and you found out first hand who freeminers are, how they work their mines and obtain a real insight into... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kiy B

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing experience, thoroughly recommend it. The tour guide was a miner and you found out first hand who freeminers are, how they work their mines and obtain a real insight into their life. The Guide was really interesting to listen to, interacted well with the children and made the tour really enjoyable, absolutely brilliant.

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Thank Kiy B
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went on a wet day which was perfect. Very reasonable entrance fee. The tour guide is a miner and is so knowledgeable. The mine is fascinating and the history too. It would be a tricky visit for the less mobile as there is quite an incline. We would recommend this to anyone who is in the area.

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Thank MaMilbs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Hopewell Colliery with my girlfriend in August 2016 whilst on a camping trip in the Forest Of Dean. The museum and mine are set deep in the forest and really give you a sense of the old mining days. The museum itself is small but has plenty inside to keep you interested while you wait for your tour... More 

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Thank Zach G
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating to see a working colliery which had a mine which was worked by hand and to understand the life of a Free Miner. Guide was very knowledgable and provided a personal tour of the mine. A very worthwhile place to visit.

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Thank Treacle1000
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spotted this attraction when cycling swiftly downhill on the hair-raising main road. The guide kindly showed us where to go to do the rest of the day off road. Anyway, the attraction: There was a guided tour including going underground, which was very interesting. Being 5'4" tall I was about the right height not to have to stoop through... More 

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Thank jo m
Orpington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've driven past this place several times on holidays and always wondered whether we should visit. This year we did and we weren't disappointed. The staff were very friendly and apologetic that we had to wait for our tour - only about 30 mins and we hadn't booked so absolutely not a problem. After being fitted with our safety helmets... More 

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Thank Mags121
Wiltshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting local guide, who mines during the winter and guides during the summer. Lots of stories and facts about the mine and the local area. Good value for money.

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Thank LuckyMum100
Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large car park, friendly welcome and interesting. Our guide Rich was so informative and gave us a very interesting and entertaining tour of his mine. Even our 10 year old daughter enjoyed her tour underground. Will never forget our experience. Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The front doesn't do it justice. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Very interesting to hear about how they used to work and the dangers to it etc. Overall very friendly "staff" and a great day out.

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Thank Callum N
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

What a fascinating place! It takes you back years to see how the men worked in such cramped conditions! So very interesting to see their tools and little cars they went up and down the mine shafts in.

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