DISCOVER THE WONDER OF UNDER
Underneath the world famous Royal Forest of Dean lies something spectacular and unseen, an unfathomable natural cave system that has been mined for more than 4,500 years.
No booking is required to visit these fascinating show caves, but pre-booking is available for an online discount! Come for the wonder of our colourful caverns. Come to explore the ancient mine system. Come for the living history of generations of Forest Freeminers. Come for the gift shop. Come for the rare ochre pigments. Come for the hidden nature. Come and discover the long extinct creatures, or just come for the incredible cakes.
UNEARTH THE ORE-INSPIRING STORY OF THE FREEMINERS
For at least 4,500 years the Freeminers of the Forest have been mining here, leaving behind magnificent caves and an abundance of amazing stories.
DARE TO GO DEEPER? TRY ADVENTURE CAVING
Our show caverns only scratch the surface of the hidden world under the Forest. Go deeper, with us and uncover just how much is still to be discovered.
PLAN YOUR SCHOOL TRIP OR GROUP OUTING WITH US
Adventure is always fun with company. If you have a larger group or class excursion we can tailor a tour, or accommodate your group according to your needs.
DON’T MISS OUT ON AMAZING EVENTS HOSTED IN OUR CAVERNS
The unique thrill of being underground brings an added dimension to any event. From parties and weddings, to theatre, concerts or our not so secret Christmas Fantasy spectacular, making it to our underground events is a must.
SAVOUR THE DEPTHS OF FLAVOUR AT THE LAMPROOM CAFÉ
A destination in its own right, the Lamproom Café sits above ground as the only marker for the adventure taking place below. With homemade soups, sandwiches, cakes, leaf teas and all your favourite coffees; our café is yet another delightful discovery hidden amongst the trees of the Forest.
AS SEEN ON SCREEN
A space this unique naturally provides the kind of magic and wonder that can’t be replicated on a film set, which is why over the years we’ve played host to the filming of numerous programmes such as His Dark Materials, Cursed, Britannia series 2, Dr Who, Merlin, The Chronicles of Narnia, Da Vinci’s Demons, Kidnapped and many others.