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Hopewell Colliery

Speech House Road | Cannop Hill, Coleford GL16 7EG, England
+44 1594 810706
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Well Worth a Visit

Knowing very little about the Forest of Dean, we were intrigued to find out that there was such a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
oubido
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Excellent Sunday Lunch

Didn't go on a tour of the mine but did have Sunday dinner. Highly recommended, excellent portion... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Katie S
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Speech House Road | Cannop Hill, Coleford GL16 7EG, England
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"coal mine"
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"tour guide"
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"answered all our questions"
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"fascinating insight"
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"first hand"
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"forest of dean"
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"coal face"
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"excellent tour"
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"steep slope"
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"hard hats"
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"living history"
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"home cooked food"
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"received a warm welcome"
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"authentic tour"
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Reviewed yesterday

Knowing very little about the Forest of Dean, we were intrigued to find out that there was such a thing as free mining, and that it was still taking place within the forest, and that we could go down a coal mine. The visit did...More

Thank oubido
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Didn't go on a tour of the mine but did have Sunday dinner. Highly recommended, excellent portion size, very quick and friendly service. We booked in advance which I would advise as it was very popular. Price is very reasonable and communication excellent as I...More

Thank Katie S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We arrived at about 3:45pm when Rich was taking the last group down, which did not have space for our whole group, we said we would come back another day however he said he would take us down afterwards if we did not mind waiting....More

Thank cloafc
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I were recommended this tour by a friend and wernt disappointed. We paid for our tickets in the cafe on site and were taken on our mining tour by Rich, he is one of the Freeminers that work in the coal mine....More

Thank Cindi F
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Rich our guide explained everything really well and had a great knowledge on the history of mining in the area. Excellent value for money, would recommend a visit as it was one of our best experiences of our holiday. The cafe served really good food...More

Thank Heather F
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I booked on the 10.00 tour in advance. There was only 3 people on my tour, including myself, which made it more personal and we were able to ask many questions. Richard was very knowledgeable and I would definitely recommend the tour. He also gave...More

Thank Samantha S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a rainy day so we were looking for something offering shelter. Hopewell was the perfect solution. It was a 45 minute underground tour. Rich, a real-life miner, was the guide and was a wealth of information. He related how young children were used...More

Thank Roger E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As there was only guide on duty there was a 35 minute wait to go down the mine, but well worth the wait, after going into a room to get your helmet, light and safety briefing you are taken to the entrance to the mine,...More

Thank Tia B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour. Rich (the tour guide) was very informative on the workings of the mine & the miners. Great value for money & well worth a visit

Thank Rachel E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my two daughters down the mine aged 12 and 10 years old. Our guide Rich knew about free mining and was happy to answer the groups questions. The cafe is really good value and delicious homemade food. The cafe was busy and I can...More

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Suzanne J
22 May 2017|
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Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Dogs are allowed on site, but not in the mines.
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Bernie W
23 May 2016|
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Response from Ian S |
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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