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Treak Cliff Cavern

Buxton Road, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WP, England
+44 1433 620571
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The best of Derbyshire caverns

Fascinating visit. Our guide was a very knowledgeable geology student with genuine enthusiasm and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Babette L
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Ashbourne
Enjoyable tour

Having parked at the bottom, it was quite a walk up the hill via some precarious steps. The tour... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
hayley b
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Started as a Blue John mine over 300 years ago, Treak Cliff Cavern continues to mine, process and manufacture ornamental items and jewellery from Blue John Stone today. On the 40 minute guided tour visitors can see the most abundant veins of Blue John Stone in the world and some of the 'finest stalactites' in the Peak District.
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Buxton Road, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WP, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Fascinating visit. Our guide was a very knowledgeable geology student with genuine enthusiasm and insight. Superb views all round when back above ground. A great way to spend time on a dull November day.

Thank Babette L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Having parked at the bottom, it was quite a walk up the hill via some precarious steps. The tour was very good. Really interesting and a great way to spend 35ish minutes. Those with mobility issues might struggle a little as there are more steps,...More

Thank hayley b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took our teenage boys for a tour of these caverns. Our guide, Gareth, really knew his stuff and made the tour fascinating to teenagers! Great job! Beautiful place to visit and really interesting.

Thank judi t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting walk through the cave and out of the top entrance. It is possible to park below the cave on the old Mam Tor Road (no through road) without charge, and the guide made the trip quite interesting. For myself and our grandchildren, the...More

Thank Geoffrey T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an incredible cave tour. Caverns have both Blue John Stone and stalactites/stalagmites. We had exquisite timing, later in the day after all the school groups left, we had a private tour. Our guide (Peter?) was excellent, he was relatively new, but knowledgeable with...More

Thank jtrvlr1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited a lot of show caves & Treak Cliff Caverns definitely had the most informative tour we've seen yet. The guide was incredibly helpful and was clearly very passionate about his job & what he does at the caverns. Answered all of our...More

Thank Jensadventure
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fabulous activity to do with friends and family. We went on the last your and found it fascinating!

Thank Lucy W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’d really recommend a tour of the ‘Blue John’ caves at Treak Cliff if you’re looking for something to do in the area. Our tour guide was very insightful and entertaining. Tour lasted around an hour and can be a little wet (bring a coat)....More

Thank VeganAndTheJew
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Friendly staff, impressive caves and our guide Ben was very knowledgeable.There a a lot of steps to climb before you actually get to the cave reception/entrance and even more inside. Not suitable for wheelchairs or anyone with severe disabilities. Well worth a visit though.

Thank Timbo3765
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best tours underground to see where the Blue John was extracted and eventually turned into attractive ornaments and jewelry The guide was very knowlegeable and entertaining.

Thank onebrawlad
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Sheila C
31 August 2016|
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Response from Marie-Anne S | Reviewed this property |
To access it's a very steep path with s gross isn't of about 1:3. The path is about 500 yards long. That just to get to the entrance. Definitely not a place to visit unless you are able to walk up and down steep inclines.
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shanibarrett1
16 June 2016|
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Response from DaisyBoyd24 | Reviewed this property |
I took my Border Collie on a tour and there was a Yorkshire Terrier also in the group. They were both fine but our tour guide did say they've had dogs howl the whole way round as don't like the dark and the water dripping... More
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