This impressive natural cave system was later mined for iron ore and now makes a great underground experience for all the family. The caverns are very atmospheric; nine large caverns are open to the public, linked by winding passageways. Displays throughout the mine reveal how iron ore and ochre pigment has been mined here for over 4,500 years, much of it transported by young children. There is a good gift shop and the café sells a wide range of delicious cakes, with excellent teas and coffee.
For the more adventurous visitor, we take small groups deeper into the workings to explore parts of the 600 acres of workings beyond the public area.
Free parking. Picnic area. See website for full details of activities and special events.