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“Great place to visit”

Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park
Ranked #2 of 33 things to do in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Poole’s Cavern is the most spectacular natural cavern in the Peak District. Wonder at the amazing crystal formations which adorn the vast illuminated chambers on a one hour guided tour. Discover the home of the cave dwellers and learn about their lives in our new exhibition centre. Enjoy a tasty meal in the Cavern Café and explore the fossil and gemstone shop. Stroll through Buxton country park woodlands to the panoramic viewpoint of Solomon’s Temple.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
Longridge, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Great place to visit”
Reviewed 26 February 2012

This is much better than White Scar Caves for a family wanting to explore caves. No hard-hats are needed and the tour guide was great.

But most importantly the caves are beautiful and easily accessible.

Visited February 2012
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2012

Good guide for the 45 minute tour. Thought the cost expensive unless you had a discount.

Visited February 2012
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Well worth the trip”
Reviewed 17 February 2012

Getting there by walking from the town centre would normally be easy but the ice and snow added a certain challenge. However Buxton drivers generally seem quite relaxed by pedestrians occupying their space.
Visit was very well done - we had a small party because of the weather - and the guide was excellent and answered many questions. Price was a bit high but gift aid did not add to the price and means that your tickets are valid for further visits in a year.

Visited February 2012
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2012

A bit of a short tour. Guide ok but , although he answered questions, he didn@t really engage with the group.

Visited February 2012
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Barcelona, Spain
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74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Interesting, educative and very beautiful”
Reviewed 15 February 2012

Lovely and interesting place just a short walk away from the centre of Buxton. A good option if it’s raining, though be sure to bring non-slippery shoes because it’s wet inside (and also coats, even if it’s summer – it’s cold too!). Guides are complimentary with the entrance fee and I truly recommend taking one of the frequent tours to make the best of your visit. Photographs are permitted. There’s also a nice kid-oriented museum, a shop and a cafeteria, as well as picnic tables outside. Perfect for a day-off with children.

Visited September 2011
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