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Archie and the Unicorn

Start Christmas underground
29th November 2019 - 24th December 2019


Christmas at Clearwell Caves takes you into a whole other world where forests grow underground and the story of ‘Archie and the Unicorn’ unfolds in beautiful displays through caverns filled with twinkling lights. Father Christmas awaits you, along with his elves, who will help you choose an early gift. There are stalls and an underground café half way through where you can buy stocking fillers, Christmas decorations and seasonal treats, as well as delicious refreshments before you continue on your magical journey – the perfect way to start your Christmas. The Forest of Dean Brass Band will be playing on the opening Saturday (30th Nov) and Sunday (1st Dec) between 2-4pm.

Opening Times:

29th November – 23rd December: 10.00am – 5.00pm (daily except late night Fridays)

Late night opening on Fridays 10.00am-7.00pm (last entry 7pm-close 8pm).

24th December, Christmas Eve: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Booking is essential, tickets available here:  Book Now


  • Christmas
  • For the Family
  • Market or Shopping


Clearwell Caves - Ancient Iron Mines
Clearwell Caves
The Rocks, Clearwell
Nr Coleford
GL16 8JR
01594 832535

O/S Ref: SO 577 082


From Coleford town centre take B4228 towards Lydney and Chepstow. Continue for approximately 1mile and take turning to Clearwell on right hand side. Follow brown and white signs to Clearwell Caves car and coach park on the left hand side.

Enter your start address:

  • Clearwell


Clearwell Caves - Ancient Iron Mines

The ancient mines at Clearwell Caves are a secret world hidden beneath the trees; they are an exciting underground experience for the whole family. Cafe, shop, picnic area, free parking.

Attraction in or near Clearwell