The Forest of Dean is a unique place to visit and there is so much to see and do.
Vist the Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Tourist Association website for a list of places to visit in this fascinating part of Britain
At the centre of the Forest of Dean, literally and historically, sits the Speech House. It dates back to 1668 and was a sort of parliament for the Verderers and Free Miners. Today it is a popular hotel, open to the public for meals and drinks
Below are links to some similar attractions you might find of interest:
Clearwell Caves, Coleford
Clearwell Caves are natural caves, extensively mined for iron ore to make some of Britain's most complex and oldest mine workings.
Dean Forest Railway
Dean Forest railway runs steam trains through the Forest on a regular basis. Visit their web site for details.
The Dean Heritage Centre
The Dean Heritage Centre has something for everyone and a variety of interesting and unique attractions set against a spectacular forest backdrop.
The stained glass panel on the Sculpture Trail
A view across the Forest of Dean
Vist the Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Tourist Association
If after visiting Hopewell Colliery you have got the mining bug, there are other independently owned mines in the UK you could visit such as Apedale Mine in Staffordshire, part of the Apedale Heritage Centre