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Creswell Crags

Crags Rd | Welbeck, Worksop S80 3LH, England
+44 1909 720378
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Not worth a Visit

A brave attempt has been made to make these old cave dwellings into a tourist destination, but they... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
I5275FRdavidb
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Timbuctoo
Over Hyped

Visited this 'Attraction' with a group of friends last weekend and was frankly underwhelmed by the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
welltravelled190742
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Slough, United Kingdom
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Creswell Crags is a world famous archaeological site, a limestone gorge with caves and lake, home to Britain's only known Ice Age Cave Art. This art is thought to date to about 13,000 years ago and provide a glimpse into the rich culture and fascinating life of our distant relatives. Over 100 years of archaeological work at the site has unearthed stone tools and remains of animals providing evidence for a fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age.
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Crags Rd | Welbeck, Worksop S80 3LH, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A brave attempt has been made to make these old cave dwellings into a tourist destination, but they are not worth the trip. The visitor centre is modern, well laid out and quite interesting, but the short valley walk and the crags/caves themselves are unremarkable...More

1  Thank I5275FRdavidb
Creswell C, Marketing and participation officer at Creswell Crags, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to review us, we appreciate all feedback. We are very sorry to hear you were disappointed with our caves; at present we are improving our signage around the site so that there is more information about each...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this 'Attraction' with a group of friends last weekend and was frankly underwhelmed by the experience. The Rock Art Tour consists of donning a hard hat, and meandering through the grounds with a guide. Upon arrival at the cave he unlocks a gate and...More

1  Thank welltravelled190742
Creswell C, Marketing and Participation Officer at Creswell Crags, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Good afternoon, Thank you for your review - we appreciate all feedback. I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit. The Rock Art tour takes you into Church Hole to look at our etchings, which are engraved into the rock and are 13,000...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 8 year old daughter to Creswell Crags as we were looking for something to do that was fairly local to Sheffield. We had a great time, as soon as we arrived the lady on reception was very helpful, suggesting the best cave...More

Thank Mark H
Creswell C, Public Relations Manager at Creswell Crags, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Mark, Thank you for your review - we appreciate all feedback! I will let the staff know how you found the visit, particularly the reception staff. We hope to see you again! Kind regards Kat

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic Place .Not been for a few years . Treat for the kids and they loved it .All Great Granddaughters found it most interesting which came as a lovely surprise to us as we thought that they may be too young .A very successful day...More

Thank Allen G
Creswell C, Public Relations Manager at Creswell Crags, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Allen, Thank you for your review - we appreciate all feedback! I'm very glad to hear you all enjoyed your day, thank you for coming! We hope to see you again! Kind regards Kat

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting place. The tour of the caves was excellent (except for the last part...more at the end) and the grounds are pleasant. The exhibition in the visitor centre was also informative and very well done. Ice Age Britain really came to life for us....More

Thank G H
Creswell C, Public Relations Manager at Creswell Crags, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Good afternoon, Hello, Thank you for your review - we appreciate all feedback. I'm sorry to hear you were upset about the cave spiders - I can completely understand, they are rather large. However normally on a tour it is given as an opportunity for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in when on cycling trip from clumber. What an ace place. Provide parking for cycles -with decking to sit out on. Fabulous cafe area and food was really good if little expensive. Plan to go back and have proper walk round lake and look...More

Thank Livmtb1
Creswell C, Public Relations Manager at Creswell Crags, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello! Thank you for your review - we appreciate all feedback! Please call back anytime; we are open for tours more on the weekend, and we recommend your space is secured on these, you can do this by calling reception on 01909 720378 We hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a peach of a place. On entering the visitor centre we had the help of a most helpful and informative member of staff.She gave us a run down of where we could access(my wife is wheelchair user), made us feel welcomed which made us...More

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Creswell C, Public Relations Manager at Creswell Crags, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello! Thank you for your review - we appreciate all feedback! Can you remember which reception staff member you spoke to? They will be most glad to hear you had a wonderful time. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards Kat

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live only about 30 minutes away and have drove nearby plenty of times over the years so decided to go on a Sunday where we parked up outside and paid a small fee for parking and had a hot drink in the cafe, then...More

Thank lee a
Creswell C, Public Relations Manager at Creswell Crags, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello! Thank you for your review - we appreciate all feedback! Thank you for coming to see us, we do enjoy the peace the lake and gorge can bring. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards Kat

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A tour round the caves leaves a lot to be desired.Wouldn't really call them caves just holes in the cliffs ,not big enough to swing a cat round and this was the largest cave.Very very boring.Expected a walk through tour ,what you get is half...More

Thank Trish D
Creswell C, Public Relations Manager at Creswell Crags, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Trish, Thank you for your review, we appreciate all feedback. I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with our caves. Robin Hood's Cave, our largest and the one you went in, easily accommodates 30 people and with three different areas to the cave, we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ice cave tour here was fabulous. Our tour guide Jack was not only informative, he was also interesting and engaging to the whole of my group which consisted of 2 adults and 3 children aged 12, 10 and 6 . The whole area is...More

1  Thank Catherine A
Creswell C, Public Relations Manager at Creswell Crags, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello! Thank you for your review - we appreciate all feedback! I will pass this on to Jack, he will be glad to hear you had such a good time! We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards Kat

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Jaz R
15 August 2017|
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Response from lucanor1 | Reviewed this property |
As others have answered, you have to pay for the caves. We live about 15 miles away, and first went for a walk, coffee and museum visit. This gave us the impression that we wanted to visit the caves as well, so we returned... More
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Mary N
21 March 2017|
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Response from VirgoLady19 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the season and the weather conditions - not all caves are accessible, but those that are, are only open when the conditions are right. If more than one is open, the guides will take you in.
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Edmund G
20 September 2016|
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Response from Lhbradshaw |
Hi, you can walk around the gorge when the centre is closed. Access from the village end near coloured cob riding school. A walk round the lake will take about 20min.
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