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Blue John Cavern

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Address: Mam Tor, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WA, England
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This unique stone is mined and transformed here.

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Excellent tour guide

Excellent trip down a working mine made even better by the humour and expertise of the guide. Must say it is a hard trek down and even harder back up.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
KGE2014
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Bude, United Kingdom

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent half-term trip with our 9 year old grandson into a working mine. The tour guide was very informative and made the commentary interesting, even for the young children. The walk through the mine is pretty steep and narrow with a lot of steps although there are a number of stops. The floor is quite wet in places can be... More 

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Thank manswa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent tour long & narrow. Mined your head . You travel down nearly 300 steps into 3 caverns . Not for the faint hearted . Many thanks for your help Brian taking us down 300 feet and many years

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Bude, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent trip down a working mine made even better by the humour and expertise of the guide. Must say it is a hard trek down and even harder back up.

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Thank KGE2014
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with my wife and 1.5 year old son. Not the most practical location for a little one but we made it work and it was worth a little extra effort. The tour guide was very friendly, personable knowledgeable and made the whole experience more immersive. Lots of steep steps so some fitness level is required but if you... More 

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Thank Andrew N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great visit ... went down through the naturally carved out caverns to see where the Blue John stone is still mined ... staff are lovely

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Thank Andrew H
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent tour of a working mine (however the tour does not go where they are still mining for obvious reasons!) An average fitness level is required, however it is well worth it, good value for money, and you have unlimited paths to go for a walk once finished!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Had never done this kind of thing before, I'm claustrophobic anyway so I had to man up, the descent was making me really think of the amount of time and work to bring the caves to life, great lighting and quite eerie in places, not for the faint hearted, thoroughly recommend it😃

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Grimsby, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We were given our tour by Brian who was very informative. The carven isn't for the claustrophobic or those who struggle with a number of steps, but the pace was easy with regular stops. We walked from Castleton - wear boots as the footpath is muddy!

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

After going to the top of mam tour and seeing the view, we decided to go deep into the ground since it was close by. The shop was sweet but the ticket system here is a little confusing, and there was little information we could see saying when the next tour was. Once into the cave the tour guide really... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Our guide on the day was a son of this family owned attraction, his knowledge and enthusiasm made the visit most interesting; not just seeing the magic of the cavern but what makes the stone unique.

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