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Treak Cliff Cavern

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Address: Buxton Road, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WP, England
Phone Number: +44 1433 620571
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Started as a Blue John mine over 300 years ago, Treak Cliff Cavern...

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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Very informative

Very impressed with our visit, we were in a tour with another couple our guide was excellent and very informative. As others have said not the largest cave to visit but we came... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Steve S
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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very impressed with our visit, we were in a tour with another couple our guide was excellent and very informative. As others have said not the largest cave to visit but we came away knowing so much about Blue John and the cave system around the area well worth it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide, Katy, was amazing - so knowledgeable but also great at explaining everything, and very patient with our numerous questions. Not the most spectacular caves in the world but certainly very interesting - especially all of the local history and anecdotes. The fact that the Blue John is unique to the area makes it all the more fascinating.

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Thank Ruth L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Treak today with my 3 year old, my dad and step-up. To be honest I was skeptical I'd enjoy it but as it was a rainy weekday we were the only people on the tour and Katy did a lovely job entertaining the little one. She made it interesting for us and magical for my daughter. The cave... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a lovely place. The climb to the shop and entrance is challenging. The Entrance area and toilets are a bit ramshackle. The shop however is well presented. Don't let any of this put you off, The caves are amazing and there are real wow moments as you round corners or lights are turned on. Our guide was superb, which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s hard to choose which blue john cavern to visit but we ended up at this one by luck. Tom was a brilliant guide, he is clearly in the right job and is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We were also lucky to join a very small tour group so could ask loads of questions. It was great to see all... More 

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Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great to visit again after more than 45 years. Well presented tour and knowledgeable and friendly guide.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the better caverns, bit of a walk from the village but worth the walk. It is really interesting and the guides really know their stuff. Once you get passed the low bit when you go in, dont let that put you off, once you get pasted that bit it is a great sight and you get... More 

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Beckley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an interesting place. It appears to be little more than a wooden shack on the side of the hill but once inside you will be amazed at this quite spectacular attraction. The staff and guides really make this place standout. It's a proper cave/mine with a bit of ducking needed but safe for all ages and goes a lot... More 

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Totnes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting tour of the cavern lead by Ben who was very knowledgeable. Lasted about 40 minutes. Didn't feel rushed at all and was able to ask questions.

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Peak District, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a super place! Bit of a trek up the hill to the entrance, and we arrived just as a tour was about to start, so were straight into the tunnels towards the mine. A fascinating mix of mine workings and natural caves. Lots of crystal formations to see, and helpful and informative guide (Gary). My 7 year-old was fascinated,... More 

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