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Beer Quarry Caves

Quarry Lane | Beer, Devon, Beer, Seaton EX12 3AT, England
+44 1297 680282
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Brilliant place to visit

So unusual, did not know that they existed and the guide was so interesting. Would definitely go... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bristol, United Kingdom

We took our son here while camping in the summer. Has a fab tour guide! It has some amazing story's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“guided tour” (49 reviews)
“roman times” (38 reviews)
“wrap up warm” (33 reviews)
Quarry Lane | Beer, Devon, Beer, Seaton EX12 3AT, England
+44 1297 680282
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So unusual, did not know that they existed and the guide was so interesting. Would definitely go again.

Thank Kenny022091939
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our son here while camping in the summer. Has a fab tour guide! It has some amazing story's behind it. Really good and educating place to go! Advice?? Take a big coat haha

Thank chant1992
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beer Quarry Caves is a must for anyone interested in the construction history, stone ahs been quarried here for hundreds of years. Great local guides with good depth of knowledge and humour.

Thank Stewart L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went along on a wet September day and joined 30 or so others on this fascinating hour or so underground learning about the history of the caves. It doesn't matter what the weather is down there! The access to the mouth of the cave...More

Thank lbj17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited after seeing historical pictures of it near Beer cove and enjoy historical things anyway. It's a short drive out of Beer village and car parking is free. They are hoping to improve the visitor centre including new toilets, tea/gift shop, as currently there...More

Thank suitcasetogo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Believe the reviews of others. Our visit was enhanced by Dave, a friendly and amusing guide who provided a wealth of information on the history of the mining operations and the conditions endured by quarrymen and stonemasons. Overall a fascinating and awe inspiring insight into...More

Thank IanJxx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The caves and history brought to life by superb guide ! Need to wrap up warm as caves a little chilly but so worth a visit

Thank Judi B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with my husband. Great guide, Oliver, gave us such an insight into the history of the quarry, working conditions and lots of interesting anecdotes, some with creepy overtones! Wrap warmly and wear sensible shoes

Thank stapleford
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting these caves is only allowed under the supervision of a professional guide. This is for safety reasons, as parts of the cave system are inaccessible and it would be easy to get lost, and the caves are quite chilly even on a Summer day....More

Thank aramis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fascinating place, visits are by guided tour only, check the website/phone for times etc. There’s a small café at the start, chemical loos in the car park. Sophisticated this ain’t, but we thought it was well worth seeking out and visiting. Wrap...More

Thank Wheresmebus
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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
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.
Emma W
25 July 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
This is an underground mine....... No, the site is not wheelchair friendly.