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Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park

Green Lane, Buxton SK17 9DH, England
+44 1298 26978
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Great place to take dogs for a walk

Went round here twice in two days, loads and loads of different woods paths to visit with dogs Can... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dean C
via mobile
Surprisingly interesting afternoon

People's Cavern (named after outlaw Poole) was inhabited >2000 years ago, and later operated as a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephen A
Ashbourne, 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
Green Lane, Buxton SK17 9DH, England
+44 1298 26978
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went round here twice in two days, loads and loads of different woods paths to visit with dogs Can even go up to top and climb inside a little castle too

Thank Dean C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

People's Cavern (named after outlaw Poole) was inhabited >2000 years ago, and later operated as a Victorian oddity. It finally closed in 1965, and reopened in 1977 managed by the town's civic society. Parking is adjacent (£2 for 4 hours), and admission charged upon entrance....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting place to visit. You have a guide to show you round and he had lots to tell us. would recommend it as a family visit.

Thank enid58
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the dude with the pony tail (Ashley?) showing us around the caves. If you're lucky enough to have him as a guide, you won't be disappointed. He was utterly brilliant, and a credit to the caves. We had a super time. Thank you....More

Thank EllaPea
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for the first time today, was a very wet day so didnt do the country park, only the Caverns. The adukt price was £9.75 each, however I had a voucher (found on-line) for a 'buy one get one free' deal. It was a very...More

Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was good timing on a rainy Tuesday morning. £9.45 per adult and a personal tour guide which was very informative. I thought I wouldn't like it as I'm claustrophobic but I was fine. Very interesting to see.

Thank SuzyMP72
Reviewed 1 week ago

The caves were very interesting to see & the guide we had told a good story about the history of the underground caves. Well worth taking a visit.

Thank theresa m
Reviewed 1 week ago

very interesting guided tour of the cavern thousands of years of history well worth a visit maybe a little overpriced...tour approx. 45-60 minutes....Buxton country park just great

Thank 320barry
Reviewed 1 week ago

Caves were very good, our guide, Ewan, was friendly, chatty and informative with plenty of stories thrown in. If we remember rightly it's about a 45 minute tour, which is good but we wouldn't have complained if it had been longer. An easy place to...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not sure what to expect but had a great time. Our guide was great and the caves were just lovely.

Thank Amy W
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1 July 2017|
Response from Alan W | Property representative |
Hi, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and Ewan's tour, hes a lovely lad. We train all our staff to a very high standard and their natural enthusiasm for the cavern is often mentioned in reviews which we are very proud of so... More
11 May 2017|
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Response from Samantha H | Reviewed this property |
Hi :) I wouldn't have thought so because it is pretty dark in there... I've just checked the website also, and they state in their FAQ page: We regret that we are unable to allow dogs on the underground cave tour except... More
19 March 2017|
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Response from Kathryn G | Reviewed this property |
Hi the paths are not steep just a few steps at the beginning of the tour but there is no where to sit down unfortunately.