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Blue John Cavern

Mam Tor, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WA, England
+44 1433 620638
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Claustrophobic

I have visited caves before and never felt claustrophobic. As we started the walk down the steps... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
badgersmythe
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Interesting and informative

Must confess I really like caves, (blame my parents who took me to Cheddar Gorge when I was at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sleightym
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Castle Donington, United Kingdom
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This unique stone is mined and transformed here.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Mam Tor, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WA, England
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+44 1433 620638

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have visited caves before and never felt claustrophobic. As we started the walk down the steps into the cave, the tunnel became narrow and low and I could not stand up straight. I felt extremely claustrophobic and had to leave, feeling very foolish but...More

Thank badgersmythe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must confess I really like caves, (blame my parents who took me to Cheddar Gorge when I was at infant school). A bit tricky to find (don't rely on your sat-nav), however once there well worth the £12 entry fee. Tour takes about 1 hour,...More

Thank Sleightym
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got overcharged on buying tickets. A party of 3 with 2 senior citizens which was made clear when buying tickets but was charged full wack ((£12 each) not given the discount as per pricing board. So this soured my visit a little. In fact was...More

Thank NKSHarrogate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the caves with my husband as part of our 1st holiday in the Peaks. The lady in the shop was very pleasant however when I entered the caves I felt a panic coming over me and quickly realised that I couldn't continue on the...More

Thank michaelsmrs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Haven't been to the Blue John Mine since being at school so delighted to have a return visit! Tucked away in the White Peak in the shadow of Mam Tor it is well worth a visit. The tour takes around an hour and our guide...More

Thank Debbie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long and arduous decent and assent to and from bottom of cavern - not suitable for elderly or people with medical problems but adequate warnings given prior to entry. Content of cavern somewhat disappointing. From the look of their website photographs, the Treak Cliff Cavern...More

Thank teh34
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience, good pricing. Extremely informative and knowledgeable guide. My father and I went on the first tour today in a small group with mixed ages. The guide looked after each of us really well. It could be tough to achieve if you avoid steps...More

Thank MrMrsSS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Forty years since I last went down the Blue John "Mine". Not sure when it's name changed. The most civilised of the Peak District caves - flagstones on the floor. But lots of steps, a great tour, but you'll be struggling if you have low...More

Thank Mowgli71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not the place to visit if you have any mobility issues, pregnant or unfit, the steps are steep, slippy and at times hard to negotiate. The tour guide was excellent and allowed time for those who couldn't get about as well as others,...More

Thank loopdo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first thing to say - the first thing the guide tells you - is that there are a LOT of steps, and some of them are a bit of a stretch. Not recommended for the halt and the lame. I'm in my 70s and...More

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Pauladam1
31 August 2017|
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Response from Weepoobum | Reviewed this property |
I am not 100% certain, but I don't think so. The tour involves climbing 200+ uneven and often-damp steps down into the cavern.
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dmome7
31 August 2017|
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Response from Whickhamwanderer | Reviewed this property |
About an hour.
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goodrichdawna
25 August 2017|
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Response from Garry S | Reviewed this property |
We had our dog with us but it was a nightmare for her, cold wet and very uneven terrain, she shivered throughout.
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