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Quite unique

Speedwell cavern is unique in that you are on a boat in a flooded cave. It is claustrophobic so... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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A novelty, and if not too busy, a mine of information.

We were fortunate to have bought an online joint ticket for Speedwell and Peak Caverns, as may have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Billericay, United Kingdom
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Speedwell Cavern is set at the foot of the spectacular Winnats Pass, high above the village of Castleton. You go down 106 steps and board a boat that takes you through the workings of a 230 year old lead mine. Your guide recounts what it must have...more
Speedwell Cavern Winnat's Pass, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited Speedwell Cavern yesterday and bought a joint ticket so that we could save a few quid and also visit Peak Cavern. Speedwell Cavern, although small in comparison to other caves in the area, is well worth a visit. The boat ride is good...More

Thank Haydn M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Speedwell cavern is unique in that you are on a boat in a flooded cave. It is claustrophobic so maybe not for those who don't like tight spaces, and there's a lot of steps down to the boat (and up again after the boat ride)....More

Thank Pesha123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The speedway caverns are an amazing experience. I highly recommend to anyone interested looking for something special on their peak district. Our tour guide Ollie kept the boat amused with his historical knowledge of the cavern and his humorous tales of his time working there.

Thank Sorcha M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate to have bought an online joint ticket for Speedwell and Peak Caverns, as may have felt it a little overpriced otherwise. However, we were lucky to arrive and go on the tour before the one we were due on. I say fortunate,...More

Thank bigfsadventures
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Intrigued to see another cavern in the area so bought a joint ticket which included peak cavern. Speedwell experience overpriced and overrated. I so wish we had read the reviews first. I would like my money back from the people who own and run the...More

Thank J K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting and the guide, Felix, was brilliant, funny and knowledgeable about the mines and caverns history. Relatively short, about 45 minute round trip. Mostly fun due to the novelty of going on a boat underground, nothing much to write home about in the end. Took...More

Thank Lizzie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A total waste of money £12 per adult for a 10 minute boat trip to then stand in a cavern for 10 minutes and then a return boat ride not to forget the £2 parking charge a total waste of money

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Off peak meant we got straight in without a queue and had a guide who was hilariously blunt about life as a local and was brilliant while talking about the history. £19 for a ticket which also got us into the Devils A*se carvern was...More

Thank BRobinson92
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a unique experience travelling underground through a tunnel in a boat. The cavern is an old lead mine with an interesting history. I think it's definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Jon-branston
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Could be is the door to a fantastic wold; is a boat trip into history, tough working conditions not so long ago. If you cannot feel the magic in the contrast between the serene landscape outside and the intestinal interior you will not enjoy the...More

Thank Glen R
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23 July 2018|
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Response from Dawn M | Reviewed this property |
From what i saw prob not. Although if you call them they may have a stairlift and hoist
Ashleigh A
15 July 2018|
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Response from queencharlie | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so as the boat has bench so rather than two on one bench they would put one person ( if a bit heavier than others).
Dean D
3 August 2017|
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Response from Sophie O | Reviewed this property |
around 45 minutes to an hour. definitely recommend booking as we queued for almost 4 hours.