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Blue John Cavern

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

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Only waited 5 minutes then were guided down and around by a very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Andrea D
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Liverpool
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A must do.....

Probably the best cavern we visited in Castleton, the tour guide was really funny and informative... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NadineW69
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Bedworth
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This unique stone is mined and transformed here.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Mam Tor, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WA, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Only waited 5 minutes then were guided down and around by a very informative guide. The views were spectacular. Not easy to impress an 18 year old but this tour did. All naturally made! I'm not exactly fit but found...More

Thank Andrea D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the best cavern we visited in Castleton, the tour guide was really funny and informative, but you do have to be slightly prepared, walking boots are a must as the floor gets really slippy, and is very uneven, it's also an idea to have...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were met by Ryan who was our Guide for the Tour of the Blue John Cavern. He was most informative and took great care of us (my wife of 73 and me aged 76). The printed Leaflet made no mention of the fact that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I very much enjoyed Blue John Cavern and why it’s been given this name...there’s 200+ steps so it’s a no no if you don’t like that sort of thing but a yes for the experience! Tour guide made you feel welcome and didn’t rush you...More

1  Thank TheresaMorri07
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We braved the cavern in flip flops because we completely overlooked just how wet and uneven the floors might be. We entered at our own risk and were absolutely fine but I would recommend a sturdier shoe! The tour guides shared a wealth of information...More

Thank Sarah W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't sure about this place at first and figured it to be a tourist trap. I was wrong. The tour guide was a miner, as are all the guides. So, they know every inch of the place and how the gem is extracted. The...More

1  Thank ptglaw
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t fault the guide, he was great. We had to pay in the shop because I needed to pay by card. The woman who attended to us was snooty not at all friendly. If you are going to take £36 for a tour at least...More

Thank libuela
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are a lot of caves to choose from in Castleton, but if you're looking for an active mining cave with original blue john rock and huge caverns, this is the cavern to visit. At 12 pounds apiece it isn't cheap, but a guided tour...More

Thank Natasha B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Blue John Caverns as a stop off to our main destination after finding out about them on the internet. The tour was very interesting and the tour guide Ryan was very patient and friendly. Overall the visit lasted no more than an hour...More

Thank Sarah_Meowington
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

We have had a nice visit at Blue John Cavern,there is a free parking next to it, and little souvenir shop. My three kids (youngest one was 5) did enjoy walk through cavern. It is the only place in the world where you can see...More

Thank Edyta H
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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 Garry S | Reviewed this property |
We didn't find the main Blue John cave closed in at all, I'm claustrophobic and felt quite comfortable in all areas, the tunnel caves with the boat ride however are a different story as I panicked halfway through.
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Andrea D
24 December 2017|
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Response from Folkie G | Reviewed this property |
We are open every day except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day (weather permitting) WINTER OPENING HOURS CURRENTLY NOW IN OPERATION FROM 19th NOVEMBER 2017 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - TOURS START AT... More
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