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!
Set in a beautiful valley, this extensive natural cave system has been mined for iron ore and pigments for more than 4,500 years, making Clearwell Caves one of the most ancient, complex and fascinating mines in Britain. Explore impressive caverns, with exciting displays and immerse yourself in the 'wonder of under' below the Royal Forest of Dean.
"No visit to the Forest of Dean would be complete without seeing the Caves" - a recent visitor comment.