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A unique experience with a personable, knowledgable guide in a beautiful location.

This is a lovely tour for older children and adults who can cope with bending to avoid the low... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SnappyBrit
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Forest of Dean, United Kingdom
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We visited today as a last thing to do in the area. What an incredible tour. Has an insight of a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Elizabeth P
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mervyn S
Reviewed August 4, 2019

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

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 4, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2019
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Phillip O
August 20, 2019|
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Response from Paradise20903550869 |
All coal at Hopewell You will be able to buy ochre at Clearwell Caves however
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Suzanne J
May 22, 2017|
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Response from Q5671VWjohng | 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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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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