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Wyndham Arms Hotel
"Good Points: Breakfast was superb - especially the bacon, which was juicy and thicker than a cheap pub gammon steak. The staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel has lots ..." More

Tudor Farmhouse Hotel
"As we are relatively new to the 'Forest' we are enjoying exploring its towns and villages. Last evening we decided to drive to Clearwell to have a meal, as ..." More

Wyndham Arms Hotel
"Staff were very pleasant and great in accommodating us during our stay. Meals and breakfasts were very enjoyable and the rooms were very comfortable and clean. A recommendation ..." More

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The village of Clearwell is 3 miles south of the ancient town of Coleford: although the village is Saxon in origin there has been human activity in and around Clearwell for millennia. The Romans were the first to exploit the mineral riches, especially iron ore, on a large scale. The village was once named Wellington "the place of the spring" then Clowerwell meaning "spring among the clover" from which Clearwell is derived. A 14th century town cross dominates the centre of the village and there is a wealth of fine buildings to be found; the Wyndham Arms dates from the 13th century as does the Tudor Farmhouse Hotel and Platwall House has an 18th century front on a Tudor back. St.Peter`s church dates from 1866 founded by the Dowager Duchess of Dunraven - who owned the nearby Clearwell Castle - it is built from the local red sandstone with Bath stone dressings in the French Gothic style of the 13th century. It replaced an earlier medieval church located on a different site which itself had been rebuilt in 1827 only to be replaced in 1867 by the Mortuary Chapel. Clearwell Castle was built for the Wyndham family in 1727 on the site of a Tudor mansion house, it is a fine example of Gothic revival architecture and was the first neo-gothic mansion to be built in England. A fire in 1929 left if badly damaged and it was left to decline until 1953, since then it has passed through several owners and uses, including a recording studio in the 1970`s, it is now a popular venue for weddings. The geological and mining history in and around Clearwell can be found at Clearwell Caves which are now an award winning working mining museum.

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Wyndham Arms Hotel (0.07 miles)

Wyndham Arms Hotel
The Wyndham Arms Hotel is in Clearwell, a quintessential old English village by the Royal Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire. The building itself dates back to the 13th century and boasts old oak beams, fireplaces ... More | visit website
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Tudor Farmhouse Hotel (0.14 miles)

Tudor Farmhouse Hotel

Tudor Farmhouse is an idyllic haven away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A cosy, friendly 13th-century stone-built hotel in the centre of the historic village of Clearwell on the peaceful fringe of the Forest ... More | visit website

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Miners Country Inn & Restaurant (0.57 miles)

Miners Country Inn & Restaurant
The Miners Country Inn is a family run 'Free House' in the small village of Sling, in the glorious Forest of Dean. We have a friendly and welcoming atmosphere whether you just stop for a ... More | visit website
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Rookery Barn (0.72 miles)

Rookery Barn

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In an outstanding position on the edge of the Wye Valley, this recently converted barn commands panoramic views across the valley to the Black Mountains of Wales ... More

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Bells Hotel and Forest of Dean Golf Club (1.69 miles)

Bells Hotel and Forest of Dean Golf Club

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Situated in the beautiful unspoilt Royal Forest of Dean, this modern hotel boasts its own golf course and superb facilities for conferences, leisure activities or quiet relaxation. Situated in the market town ... More

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Angel Hotel (1.74 miles)

Angel Hotel

Set in the Forest of Dean between the River Wye and River Severn, this hotel has seen many changes over the centuries. Situated in the town centre of Coleford, The Angel Hotel is located within one ... More | visit website

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Lindors Country House Hotel (2.13 miles)

Lindors Country House Hotel

Lindors is a charming 19th century property situated in the Welsh borders between Monmouth and Chepstow. It lies approximately one mile on the Coleford side of Bigsweir Bridge.The south front of the house looks down ... More | visit website

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Edale House (2.56 miles)

Edale House

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Built in 1850, this elegant Georgian house, overlooking the cricket green in the charming village of Parkend, invites you to relax and unwind at the heart of the Royal Forest of ... More

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Crown at Whitebrook (2.96 miles)

Crown at Whitebrook
Book Here The Crown at Whitebrook is a romantic auberge set in three acres of gardens and pasture at Whitebrook, a small village just 5 miles from Monmouth and one mile from the River ... More
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Capel Pentwyn (3.21 miles)

Capel Pentwyn

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This exceptional and sympathetic conversion of a village church offers a wealth of style, character and comfort in a quiet setting with views over the lovely lower ... More

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