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This is a lovely tour for older children and adults who can cope with bending to avoid the low ceiling and safely handle steep and mildly slippy surfaces. We arrived in perfect time (absolutely no waiting) to join a tour with Rich. You enter through...More
We visited today as a last thing to do in the area. What an incredible tour.
Has an insight of a mine and my girls really enjoyed it.
The gentleman who showed us around was full of knowledge and made the tour enjoyable, fun and...More
Best day out ever, Richard (tour guide and owner) is a legend! He made our day super especial! Yesterday, we took our 12 year and 14 year old children, they loved it! It was fascinating, informative and lots of fun! Hopewell Colliery is a must!...More
One of the best things to do in the Forest! Had a very informative tour of Hopewell Colliery, and Dave, our tour guide, was able to share his knowledge about the mining industry in the Forest of Dean more widely. Very reasonably priced, and the...More
My grandchildren visiting loved going into the mine, Ray was a very interesting and informative guide.
It gives a good guide on how coal mining was done years ago and ongoing into today.
Well worth visiting and the cafe food is lovely too.
This place is fantastic. The tour is just over an hour long and is absolutely fascinating.
The mine is still working today and sells coal to the local community and employs a couple of miners. The actual miners will do the tour and it’s an...More
We were really impressed with this place - it gave us a fantastic insight into mining in the Forest of Dean. Our guide, Rich, was excellent - really knowledgable as he still mines today. Every aspect of mining was clearly explained including the relative dangers...More
My first visit to the Hopewell Colliery Cafe, and I was not disappointed, I had the Roast Beef (more than enough) this was served on the plate
with two Yorkshire pudding three roast potatoes a couple of parsnips and plenty of gravy, also served separately...More
What a great tour. Richard is a great guide who engaged with everyone in our group and we really enjoyed hearing about the mine and experiencing it for ourselves. Coming out of the gale and into the forest, you would not even know it was...More
Went on the 2pm tour down the mine, fitted out with helmet and torch.. amazing, factual tour.. best afternoon out!!
Be aware that you go 150ft below ground and entering the pit and of course exiting is very steep and if tall like ourselves you...More