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Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park

Green Lane, Buxton SK17 9DH, England
+44 1298 26978
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Into the depths

We visited Pooled Cavern today and I thought it was just as good as the Cheddar Caves. The young... read more

Reviewed today
humphriessue9
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Rochford, United Kingdom
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Poached eggs and dragons in the dark

45 min tour of caverns with a local guide who knew so may stories I wondered if the fantastical... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Trevor S
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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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.
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Green Lane, Buxton SK17 9DH, England
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+44 1298 26978
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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited Pooled Cavern today and I thought it was just as good as the Cheddar Caves. The young man who led the tour was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Pooles Cavern. The ground is slippery in some places and being underground it is cold....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

45 min tour of caverns with a local guide who knew so may stories I wondered if the fantastical tales would ever stop! Very interesting insights into local history and the darker side of the industrial revolution

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Reviewed 4 days ago

walking down beneath the earth, with an experienced guide who shared her knowledge of the area. fantastic historical tales and facts

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic tour of the caves. My partner loved caves, I went along to keep him company. Come away loving the tour due to the fact of the tour guide so unenthusiastic Sorry don't know her name.( beautiful curly hair) ..young lady...she was so knowledgeable and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth visit to the cavern. Tour guide friendly, funny and knowledgeable. Stunning inside. Café and shop worth a visit. Café has excellent food and friendly staff. Also very clean and well kept. Local short walk up to Solomons Temple is a must. Stunning views...More

1  Thank Edward Ripley W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour guide really enjoyed the tour through the cave! But cold all weathers so take something thinking warm even if it warm out!!

1  Thank ahillas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting tour through this cave. There's a river runs through it, although when we went it was dry. This meant we saw a crystal like quality to some of the surfaces which was pretty. Not a long walk, although it's up and down some gentle...More

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a variety of caves to visit in the area we came across this one and decided to give it a go. Staff were very friendly. We went on a hot day so it was a welcome relief to be underground at 7 degrees. Just...More

2  Thank stephy254
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the tour. Guide made all the information interesting with a bit of humour. Defiantly worth a visit. However, thought £2 for the car park on top of entrance fee for cavern was a bit of a ripoff. We think if you buy entrance...More

1  Thank mac700
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a very hot day. The temperature of the cavern was wonderful!!! The tour which lasted 50mins was interesting & engaging for adults and children alike (even fidgety 5 year olds!). The display before entering the cave was also good & the kids...More

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stephy254
1 July 2018|
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Response from Jane H | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so,but it is not far from Castleton where the Blue John mine is located, and there are a lot of shops there that do sell it.
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Mully-BCFC
28 January 2018|
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Response from Emily W | Reviewed this property |
No, I don’t think dogs are permitted into the caves, unfortunately.
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HRS2408
25 October 2017|
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Response from gerard g | Reviewed this property |
Temperature in cave is always 7 degrees centigrade and damp - even if hot and dry outside.
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