We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Stunning historical visit

Wow, who know this much history was below Beer. It is cold so wear warm clothes or use the ponchos... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2018
thejanestuckey
,
Exeter, United Kingdom
Truly interesting and very worthwhile tour

This 'experience' answers so questions about the supply and delivery of Beer stone to many... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
normalguy2016
,
Montacute, United Kingdom
Read all 760 reviews
168
All photos (168)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guided tour”(59 reviews)
“roman times”(48 reviews)
“wrap up warm”(38 reviews)
About
Guided tours of vast underground caverns started by the Romans, which provided Beer stone used in 24 Cathedrals, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, and many other historic buildings. See for yourself where and how the stone was quarried, the...more
Contact
Quarry Lane, Beer, Seaton EX12 3AT, England
Website
+44 1297 680282
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (760)
Filter reviews
758 results
Traveller rating
540
179
28
5
6
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
540
179
28
5
6
Show reviews that mention
All reviews guided tour roman times wrap up warm interesting visit great guide hard hats exeter cathedral warm clothing fascinating place knowledgeable guide wear sensible shoes local history rainy day cave system excellent tour car park his knowledge
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 758 reviews
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Wow, who know this much history was below Beer. It is cold so wear warm clothes or use the ponchos provided. It was an amazing historical journey. The places/buildings that have beer quarry stone is amazing. Well worth a visit 5*.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank thejanestuckey
Reviewed 1 November 2018

This 'experience' answers so questions about the supply and delivery of Beer stone to many important national and local churches and cathedrals. Quarrying has been undertaken here since Roman times, through Saxon, Norman and into the medeival years and only closed in the 21st century....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank normalguy2016
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

When the rain falls and the wind is blowing over the cliff tops, try going underground in these fascinating quarry caves. Amazing sense of history, real stories from the past and some eary dark passageways. Worth an afternoon trip.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rose M
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Our trip to the quarry caves was excellent and made better by our tour guide Dave who was friendly, entertaining and even kept the children engaged. The caves were not just stunning but steeped in rich history. Would highly recommend.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Gazzer102
Reviewed 18 October 2018

An amazing informative guide who made the visit very interesting and also humorous took us around these incredible caves. Wear something warm tho it really is very cold inside.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank phehchsh
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Visited Beer Quarry Caves with my wife and brother-in-law. Ideal day as it was raining and bleak outside. The caves are amazing and their history is quite something, especially with the vivid description of our excellent guide Ali (I think that was her name). Well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Nigel W
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Although the guide appeared knowledgable I was unable to hear him all the time. When I requested for him to speak up I was told to move closer to him as he had to save his voice. The crowd parted and I moved closer only...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John and Carol J
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Originally Roman, this underground quarry is absolutely fascinating and well worth a visit. The tour is about an hour long and the only way to get into the caves - which is a good thing. Wrap up warm as they are decidedly chilly. there's a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Jan S
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Never hear of this place before but our guide really bought the whole experience to life. Fantastic visit and well worth it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Beverley B
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Beer Quarry was first started by the Romans and continued in use until quite recently, this isn't a "tourist attraction" in the modern sense (no mains water = portaloos in car park) and there are no "frills" but so worth a visit. There is a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Mysty23
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Masons Arms
769 reviews
1.29 km away
The Dolphin Hotel
436 reviews
1.45 km away
Swallows Eaves Hotel
332 reviews
4.62 km away
Dower House Hotel
455 reviews
8.06 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 16 nearby restaurants
The Smugglers Kitchen
191 reviews
1.46 km away
Masons Arms Restaurant
382 reviews
1.28 km away
Steamers Restaurant
493 reviews
1.41 km away
Gina's Italian Restaurant
268 reviews
1.44 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 8 nearby attractions
The Masons Arms, Branscombe
170 reviews
1.30 km away
Pecorama
974 reviews
.88 km away
Branscombe Beach
263 reviews
1.51 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Alicia H
9 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Hilary P | Reviewed this property |
I do not think dogs can come on the tour. That is a shame because there used to be loads of horses there back in the day. Our tour guide was more than a bit opinionated. If you do go I hope you have better luck H x
1
Vote
Maree H
6 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from clairebQ3406YV | Reviewed this property |
Generally hourly on the half hour but they added extra tours when we went because it busy.
0
Votes
Emma W
25 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Lorraine A | Reviewed this property |
The ground is very steep and rocky so unfortunately a wheelchair would not be able to negotiate any of the terrain.
0
Votes