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Looking back in time!

Lots of reviews saying it’s ok but not great, I’m guessing they’re people that want to see a gem... read more

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Wonderfully Maintained Natural Caves

Friendly staff, dog friendly, beautifully maintained - on the expensive side for a short tour Free... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Stafford, United Kingdom
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This unique stone is mined and transformed here.
Mam Tor, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WA, England
+44 1433 620638
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Reviewed today via mobile

Lots of reviews saying it’s ok but not great, I’m guessing they’re people that want to see a gem filled cavern with sparkly things from a film. I loved it! Going 300ft into the earth, seeing layers of volcanic ash, veins of crystals and looking...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Friendly staff, dog friendly, beautifully maintained - on the expensive side for a short tour Free parking available on the road with a short walk to the caves, basic refreshments available and well stocked shop using the Blue-John stone. The guide (Alex) was enthusiastic and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very interesting trip down the Blue John Cavern with a knowledgeable guide. Bear in mind there are a lot of steps if you have health issues. The guide broke these down into manageable sections with breaks in between. We took our Spaniel down and...More

Thank Glitzyfish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just visited the Carvern and what a wonderful place. Amazing to see what nature has created over time. Tour guide was first class, very knowledgable and very good interaction with the group.

Thank PaulM802
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our visit. The fact that they still use real guides (as opposed to recorded tours on headsets) makes such a difference. Well done! Please keep this. We took our dog into the cave and he was absolutely fine. His tail wagged all the...More

Thank Martyn T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The actual Cave/Mine was amazing and very interesting! £12 is quite a lot of money for an hour’s tour so we expected the information in the tour to be good. Our tour guide was fairly awful, he gave rude/abrupt answers when people asked questions. Often...More

Thank Emma A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the last of the Castleton caverns we have visited over a few years. Each offers something significantly different and each is worth visiting, including Blue John Cavern (we had started to become a little sceptical about that but were pleasantly surprised) Entrance is...More

Thank dirtmother
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a tour with the children, our tour guide was informative yet humorous. His constant reminders to hold the handrails is no joke as the floor and stairs were wet and slip ups can happen easily as I found out briefly. The blue John...More

Thank Suraiya84
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with my dad (he's in his 70s) and it was a great way to kill a couple hours. The tours run every 30-60 minutes, I think, and we arrived in the middle, so we had to kill around 30 minutes. Fortunately there...More

Thank Emily G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a few days in the Peak District last week . We visited Blue John cavern on the off chance . The caverns were stunning . Our guide ( Ben ) actually works in the cavern mining the Blue John deposits...More

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Shaun H
14 September 2018|
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Response from Mr-Misty47 | Reviewed this property |
Summer opening times 9.30am (first tour 9.45am) Daily Weekday Closing 3.30pm (please arrive by 3.15pm) Monday - Friday Weekend Closing 4.00pm (please arrive by3.45pm) Adults £12.00 Children £6.00 Senior Citizens... More
5 August 2018|
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Response from Lucy S | Reviewed this property |
Guided tours only due to health and safety.
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.