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Peak Cavern

Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WS, England
+44 1433 620285
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Great experience

If you buy tickets in advance you can get a discount on the first tour of the day. We arrived just... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
smale407
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Polk, Pennsylvania
Great visit

You learn about rope making at the start before you make your way into the cave. Worth the money... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Danny S
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This cave was also known as "The Devil's Arse" by the rope-makers that worked at its entrance for centuries.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WS, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you buy tickets in advance you can get a discount on the first tour of the day. We arrived just as they were opening. Our tour guide Nick was great. Very friendly, knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended experience for families. Educational and fun for kids.

Thank smale407
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You learn about rope making at the start before you make your way into the cave. Worth the money, hardly any tour wait time. Highly recommend visiting this impressive cave. Also recommend Blue John cave but avoid Speedwell as you will be very disappointed

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place good to learn the history of the place and uses it had including Victorian tourist spot ! Guides very good and did a brilliant rope making display

Thank Dan A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cavern is better than speedwell cavern I think. The rope making demonstration was a little boring but a few interesting facts were in there. Thought it was expensive for what it was but worth seeing I suppose.

Thank James K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was a grumpy old man in the ticket office who must have something to do with the caves being known as the "Devil's @rse." He was quite short tempered and rude. The tour guide was excellent. The rope making demonstration was interesting and the...More

Thank John W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've visited it before Speedwell Cavern. A guide told us this cavern was the home of people making rope from hemp. He continued with many other stories about the cavern and the people lived in. Bring a jacket with you, because the cavern is deep...More

Thank Leonardo C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great knowledgable tour guide, lots of useful and interesting facts. Stout footwear would be advised and the ability to walk crouched over for part of the tour. All in though very interesting.

Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Not a typical cave visit. Starts with a rope making demonstration then walks you deep underground. You will need to duck in places but guides are informative and makes for an interesting tour

Thank Dawn M
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Hilarious name for a cave, if you like the Victorian’s then this is for you! Slightly cold but very interesting!

Thank TheresaMorri07
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Saw Jarvis Cocker in concert here recently and was blown away by the acoustics, you could hear & be heard easily yet the music was loud, small intimate venue so no crush like you get at the big arenas and no bottle necks driving out,...More

Thank Phangevans
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fatfairies
26 May 2018|
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Response from Gardener_Lndon | Reviewed this property |
We parked in a grassy pay and display car park at the bottom of the hill. It's a longish walk uphill to the cavern, with no parking anywhere near. There might have been disabled spaces in the pay and display but they weren't... More
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paul b
20 March 2018|
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Response from _paulk2000 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have been away and have only just checked my emails. I did not see any dogs. This was a concert but they might let them in if you are looking around. Give them a ring to be sure.
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TouchnottheCat
15 December 2017|
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Response from SYLWIA K | Reviewed this property |
It wasnt bad when we went but if you go now might be cold plus when its raining its closed as the water get in the cave....
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