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Beer Quarry Caves

Quarry Lane | Beer, Devon, Beer, Seaton EX12 3AT, England
+44 1297 680282
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Not sure what to expect when we arrived at the Beer Quarry Caves....once underground with Dave our... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
RoyTerry
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United Kingdom
Fascinating

We have visited Beer several times before but until today haven’t visited the caves, I’m very glad... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rich1115
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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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 appalling working conditions and dangers faced by the work force,some as young as 8 years old. See too, the site of the secret Catholic Chapel and where smugglers hid their contraband. 2000 years of heritage brought vividly to life
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“tour guide” (46 reviews)
“roman times” (40 reviews)
“wrap up warm” (35 reviews)
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Quarry Lane | Beer, Devon, Beer, Seaton EX12 3AT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not sure what to expect when we arrived at the Beer Quarry Caves....once underground with Dave our guide we soon got used to the damp air and the below 50 F temp...The guided tour lasted about an hour and Dave made the tour really interesting...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have visited Beer several times before but until today haven’t visited the caves, I’m very glad we made the visit as they are fascinating. The caves are situated about a mile from Beer centre so we decided to walk, there is a fairly steep...More

Thank Rich1115
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very interesting tour of the caves at Beer , the guy that did our tour was very interesting to listen to and the caves were a good insight into how hard life could be many centuries ago , if you need the loo though...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Caves dating back to the Roman times. Fantastically interesting guide. This is a hour long tour which takes you through the evolution of quarrying of super rare stone in Beer, Devon. Highly recommended.

Thank karen M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly I have to say a massive thank you to our tour guide Shirley who was very knowledgeable and made the whole hour extremely interesting with a variety of national history and local stories relevant to the caves. Excellent value for money particularly in comparison...More

Thank Peter B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Compared to other cave complexes this is not very commercialised but that only enhances the experience. You get to feel what it must have been like to work there and learn all about its history, the nature of the rock and the places you can...More

1  Thank Jenny T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had seen flyers for the caves in our holiday cottage and, as we were close to Beer today we decided to pay a visit We were not disappointed Our guide was very informative and interacted well with everyone in the group and the hours...More

1  Thank Tigerbaby21
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in not really knowing much about the caves. They are really interesting. Our tour guide was very confident and shared her knowledge of the caves really well. They are definitely worth a visit.

Thank AnneC2010
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a a really great place to visit if you are interested in history. It's probably not so great for small children and toddlers. But some kids will lap this up. It does get very cold underground so take an extra layer of clothing....More

Thank Lorraine B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself, husband and brother-in-law visited the caves yesterday -5th june. Our guide was Shirley and she was not only informative but also made the journey through the caves interesting. The caves were truly amazing and to see the different architecture through the centuries was totally...More

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Alicia H
9 August 2017|
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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
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Maree H
6 August 2017|
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Response from Claire B | Reviewed this property |
Generally hourly on the half hour but they added extra tours when we went because it busy.
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Emma W
25 July 2017|
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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.
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