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Peak Cavern

Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WS, England
+44 1433 620285
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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
+44 1433 620285
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit but beware if you cannot bend really low then don't attempt as you need to bend to go under a very low part of cave and some have to turn back but for those who can great experience

Thank lfairbrother
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to visit and the guide was very knowledgeable and obviously loved his job. Particularly enjoyed hearing about the ropemakers who lived and worked in caves and the demonstration of ropemaking. The cave has not been over prettified and we were lucky enough...More

Thank Gordon C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing natural cavern with Jackdaws flying in and out. If you want to get a piece of homemade rope, be the one to volunteer to help the guide in making it. Some crouching needed in places so may not be good for those with very...More

Thank barnesdurrance
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peak cavern is a very interesting and active cave system, with large passages and is still being explored by cavers and cave divers it is well worth a visit.

Thank kfdawson123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a really miserable rainy stormy day so we thought we would take our young children for a wander in the cave. The receptionist advised us we couldn't take our pushchair so we dutifully left it by reception and took our twins out. Our...More

Thank c4ra01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peak Cavern is a short walk from the centre of Castleton village. The entry price is £10.75 per adult, for this I was expecting something quite spectacular, when in fact it was just the opposite. The rope making demonstration didn't happen at the start of...More

Thank milligan1959
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I visited the Castleton's Peak Cavern over the bank holiday weekend. As much as it's an amazing place to visit and view such a beautiful historic piece of mother nature, it is very expensive for what you actually get! The tour starts...More

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Decided to take a tour of the show caves Peak Cavern, the tour is suitable for all ages but I wouldn't recommend if your not keen on small spaces. The tour lasted around an hour, starting with a rope making demonstration (I helped and got...More

1  Thank liz_kev29
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Our guide may this visit thoroughly entertaining and informative. It was really interesting to se how rope was made at the time and the caves are a reminder of how recent us humans have ben around...

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Having visited Peak Cavern many years ago, we were intrigued to find out what it was like as a concert venue, having booked tickets to see Richard Hawley. It certainly is a unique experience, the acoustics are terrific. Recommend both as a showcase and a...More

Thank Martin P
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Priyanka A
Does this have step free access? as we have 2 infants in buggy travelling along.
26 December 2016|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
There are about 30 steps throughout the cave. The pathway is uneven, so regular buggies are discouraged but all-terrrain buggies are no problem.
Kirk R
how much is it
7 October 2016|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
See other answers. There is a discount for pensioners. I found it pricey.
Hi, has anyone recently been to visit with a dog? If so, are they welcome?
30 July 2016|
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Response from ailsakirton | Reviewed this property |
Dogs not a problem & welcomed, there was a dog on our tour & was not a bother at all.