Welcome to Clearwell Caves 4500 Years of Mining History in an Amazing Cave System.
Clearwell Caves, a uniquely special home to so many amazing things!
A natural cave system set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Amazing show caves and mine workings with exciting displays. Remarkably, this mine has produced artists' pigment for over 4,500 years right up to the present day. Iron ore has been mined here for over 2,000 years, until 1945; making Clearwell Caves one of Britain's most complex and ancient mine workings. When visiting the Forest of Dean, a visit underground here is a great experience for all the family.