Have fun this summer and enjoy discovering amazing caves at Clearwell. You explore impressive and atmospheric caverns, linked by winding passageways; public areas go down around 100ft, although the miners went down 600ft by 1945, when deep mining ended. Displays show tools and equipment used by Forest miners from earliest times, until the present day (ochre is still mined here and you can see where it is turned into artist's pigment today). TV companies use the atmospheric caverns and many episodes of Dr Who, Merlin, Atlantis, DaVinci Demons, have been made here, to name some recent ones. There is a great gift shop and cafe. For even more adventurous visitors, you can join a Deep Level visit, (availability shown on their website) where you book to join a group going well beyond the public pathways. Deep Level trips explore the abandoned workings and involve crawling, simple scrambling and getting dirty, an exhilarating experience to spice up any holiday.
I have visited many showcaves whilst researching for these books. and in the time that I have been putting these books together, I have been amazed totally by the many wonders that we have right here on our very own doorstep. Clearwell Caves are a prime example of that very statement. These caves date back as far as 4500 years and when you take your tour into the mine you will be guided by a very experienced tour guide who will show you not only these spectacular caves, but also explain eloquently how life would been for the thousands of mine workers that would of worked down there. Clearwell Caves also has a small but very informative museum, a shop and a well stocked cafe. I was fortunate also to visit here at Christmas, where I witnessed the best Christmas display that I have ever seen.
20 chic bedrooms featuring fresh neutral colours, roll top baths, monsoon showers, Nespresso coffee machines and flashes of exposed stonework and ancient beams. All beds are equipped with original features.