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Blue John Cavern

Mam Tor, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WA, England
+44 1433 620638
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Blue and Yellow Rock!!

A really interesting tour of the cavern. Lots of steps down, and then of course back up again... read more

Reviewed today
njsmudgers
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Really interesting tour!

My son and I had an excellent tour led by Ben (junior). My daughter got upset after the first load... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Amy H
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Warwickshire
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This unique stone is mined and transformed here.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Mam Tor, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WA, England
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Reviewed today

A really interesting tour of the cavern. Lots of steps down, and then of course back up again! Make sure you have good flat shoes, and something to cover your arms, it's chilly down there. Ben (our tour guide) explained all about the Blue John...More

Thank njsmudgers
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My son and I had an excellent tour led by Ben (junior). My daughter got upset after the first load of steps and my husband took her back up. He was offered a refund which I thought was brilliant. The tour itself was interesting, fun...More

Thank Amy H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went on a superb tour led by a guide who was incredibly knowledgable about the geology of the area, and was able to pitch the tour and talks to both young families and geography/geology enthusiasts. With such great knowledge, a true sense of awe...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had planned our visit, however, it was a bonus as it also allowed us to shelter. Our guide Ben was excellent, positive and very informative. It was good to meet a real miner, as I had not appreciated before my visit the qualities and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I've visited this attraction a few times (since childhood, in fact), and having visited the others I have to say that in my opinion it is the best. The guide, Melissa, was excellent. Everything explained and shown. 240 or so steps down and the same...More

Thank John F
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just got back from exploring the Blue John cavern we got a family ticket for £32 (2 adults and 2 children 11 & 13). The tour guide was excellent gave good information at each level about the history and its formation. There are lots and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great day was interesting. Definitely need good sensible shoes as the steps and slopes are slippery hand rails are good definitely needed to go down and back up again. Tour guide was very informative. Great time was had

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant tour, we had a nice small group too so there was no rush and time to ask questions. Fascinating visit.

Thank Rachel L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Blue John caverns set in stunning scenery, the small building/gift shop does not reflect what lies beneath the surface. The history that stretches back millions of years and the toil of the men who extract the mineral to the present day. So worth a visit....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place. The guide was excellent. There are a lot of steps so not for the faint hearted but it's worth the trek.

Thank A L
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pavelspaukovs
5 August 2018|
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Response from Lucy S | Reviewed this property |
Guided tours only due to health and safety.
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laurarainbow2015
22 March 2018|
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Response from Folkie G | Reviewed this property |
For stalactites and interesting colours Pooles Cavern in Buxton is better than the Castleton caves.
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Sarah G
21 February 2018|
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Response from MrMrsSS | Reviewed this property |
Without sounding patronising, it's a set of caverns with some narrow walkways. The height of the majority of the caverns are something to behold. Don't let the first few steps deter from a fab experience. Good luck
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