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Address: Speech House Road | Cannop Hill, Coleford GL16 7EL, England
Phone Number: 01594 810706
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Colliery!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Gilly W
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Thank Gilly W
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A superb tour with lots of interesting facts and things to see. The guide was a working miner and was very knowledgeable, well worth a visit.

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Thank Tony H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Hopewell Colliery on the recommendation of a warden working at the Forest Holidays site 10 minutes away. Initially I called up to find out about bookings, and advised of the best times to visit (to avoid school parties etc). Parking is ample and easy to locate, there is a very short walk to the museum. On arriving we... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A most interesting visit. We were the only people there and the guide Rich, a free miner, was only to happy to take us down the mine. I don't walk very well and although the path down was very steep there was a handrail and I managed quite well. Rich had vast knowledge of the history of mining in the... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed a very informative and enjoyable tour of the mine works. Very uncommercialised which made for a really refreshing change. If you are in the area really worth a look. Easy to drive past so watch out

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic experience we had today visiting Hopewell Colliery. The highlight being our guide Rich, who was brilliant with our two very talkative and very enthusiastic boys! It was fascinating to hear about the mining process and to see the conditions people have mined in for centuries. Our two boys absolutely loved it and both said how much fun... More 

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove past this little gem a couple of times before stopping and going in to enquire about a tour. They couldn't have been more helpful! Like a previous reviewer I'm not 100% nimble on my feet anymore but they were happy to show me exactly what I was in for! Fascinating to see and hear all about free-mining in... More 

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Thank Chris C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful experience made all the better by a very knowledgeable guide. We were lucky to find this little gem we had driven past twice but it looked closed and we didnt stop but third time lucky and WOW I am so glad we did.A++++

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Loved every minute of this trip, with the fantastic input from the extremely knowledgable Ray. Meant a great deal to me as some of my ancestors worked in the coal and tin mines in the Forest of Dean. Amazing value for money and a true highlight for us. If you are in the area then pay a visit - you... More 

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Parkend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Great guide very informative, I even managed the tour although I walk with 2 sticks. They even let me look at the entrance so I could assess for my self as the entrance was quite a steep slope. 1st class in every way.

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