OPENING TIMES 2014

Open fully everyday from:

14th February 2015 until 27th March 10am - 4pm.

28th March until 31st October Daily 10am -5pm.

1st September until 2nd November, Daily, 10am to 4pm (last entry)

28th November - 24th December Christmas Fantasy - see events page.

Special Openings

  • February half-term
  • Easter
  • Halloween
  • Christmas Fantasy
    28th November to 23rd December - 10am to last entry 5pm (except late night Fridays - 10am- last entry 8pm and then Christmas Eve - last entry is at 4pm). See Events
  • 27th December 2015 to 3rd January 2016 Christmas Fantasy - Displays only 10am - last entry 4pm.

We open at other times for pre- booked groups.

If not stated to be open we are closed to the public, unless visits are pre-booked.

Group Organisers

Please call to book your visit.

  • Ample free parking
  • Stout footwear is strongly recommended
  • Please call for details of disabled access
  • Most major credit/debit cards accepted for entrance, gift shop, cafe and events.

 

Clearwell Caves are natural caves, extensively mined for iron ore to make some of Britain's most complex and oldest mine workings. The mine dates back well over 4,000 years, when early miners dug for ochre pigments to make paints. Iron ore miners later created a warren of underground passageways, by connecting the huge caverns.

The Caves are now closed until February Half Term Saturday 14th February, when they will re-open 10am - 4pm daily. We have exciting caving activities arranged, see events page for more details.

    Reasons to visit:

  • Fun for all the family
  • A great underground experience.
  • Cool in sweltering summer! 10 degrees all year round - bring a pullover.
  • Atmospheric mine workings with nine impressive caverns.
  • Fascinating displays throughout
  • Visitor centre with Phyllis Lewis 'Forest Story' ceramic figures collection.
  • Ochre workshop.
  • Blacksmith workshop
  • Fantastic things happening here - keep looking at our events page
  • Guided tours for pre-booked groups
  • Caving activities - see events page and Deep Level Caving
  • Activities during children's holidays.
  • Spectacular family Christmas Fantasy event.
  • Free surface facilities including:
    • Free car and coach parking
    • Gift Shop with excellent souvenirs, gifts, crystals and minerals
    • Great cafe
    • Free - children's play area
    • Free - picnic areas
    • Free - miner's smallholding
    • Surface walks around Clearwell Meend (large common) and into historic and picturesque Clearwell village, with beautiful church and Victorian village well (Clearwell Castle - is a wedding venue, not open to visitors) 3 good pubs, 2 good hotels, excellent food served at 3 premises.
    • Dogs on leads are welcome around the site and surface facilities (not underground - except assistance dogs).
    • Puschair accessible.

When visitiing please wear stout footwear such as trainers or wellies with reasonable grip. Children must be closely supervised at all times. Acess in the Caves is steep in many places. Disabled access, please ring in advance for more information. Disabled parking near Caves entrance, where the visitor centre and gift shop, cafe and picnic area are accessible. Please telephone for more information.

Other useful links:

www.wyedeantourism.co.uk

http://visitherefordshire.co.uk/link-to-us/www.visitherefordshire.co.uk