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Treak Cliff Cavern

Buxton Road, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WP, England
+44 1433 620571
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Very informative

Visited with our teenagers and our friends with 2 younger children. All enjoyed. Our guide Sam... read more

Reviewed yesterday
sarah u
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Underground Adventure!

Treak Cliff Cavern is a great little place to explore. The caverns are magical and the tour guide... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bigbird2000
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Started as a Blue John mine over 300 years ago, Treak Cliff Cavern continues to mine, process and manufacture ornamental items and jewellery from Blue John Stone today. On the 40 minute guided tour visitors can see the most abundant veins of Blue John Stone in the world and some of the 'finest stalactites' in the Peak District.
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Buxton Road, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WP, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited with our teenagers and our friends with 2 younger children. All enjoyed. Our guide Sam was very informative and the caves are worth a look. All the children polished their own piece of blue john afterwards, a nice souvenir to take home.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Treak Cliff Cavern is a great little place to explore. The caverns are magical and the tour guide who showed us them was very knowledgeable and friendly! I think a ‘Blue John’ veined cheese should be introduced into the equation, a la Cheddar Gorge. I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time with a knowledgable guide going through the caves, seeing blue John seems. Also what a view when you come out of the caves

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just got home after a visit to the Treak Cliff cavern and I must say it was a decent trip, the young girl tour guide was very informative, of course you need to have an interest in the subject matter before venturing underground, which incidentally...More

Thank Nick G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the cavern today with the grandkids, had a very enjoyable time . If you are at a loose end anytime well worth a visit .

Thank Shaun K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great cavern to visit. Very informative guide takes you through history and geology of blue John. There are still layers of blue John to see. You can buy blue John and other gems and rocks in the gift shop. There is opportunity to buy refreshments...More

Thank Janis C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across these caverns just driving around, quite a trek for the less abled to get to the entrance. We expected for 1 of us to have sit outside with the dog but he was able to come in with us which was fantastic although...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked from Castleton on the roadway there and pathway back. Great amazing views. My 6 year old loved it so did the pooches who were allowed inside. Brilliant half day out that we’ve made into a day by stopping off at Rose Cortage for late...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another of Derbyshires brilliant caverns. A must if you are up that way. Our guide Sam was brilliant, knowledgeable and witty. Gift shop, cafe, facilities. Lots of steps up to the cavern and more inside. Not good for people with mobility problems. Amazing.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was great to be able to go into this mine and see the blue John veins. There are lots of stalagmites and stalactites to see, though some are more impressive than others. You could see the blue John stone all around in the caverns. Was...More

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Penny W
26 July 2018|
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Response from James G | Reviewed this property |
I would book. We took a crowd of 50 plus there (we had booked!) and some that turned up without booking had quite a wait behind us. But you could just phone ahead and ask them what time is busy that day
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jdypops
19 April 2018|
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Response from Keith S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there's a path all the way round inside 😊
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Sheila C
1 September 2016|
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Response from Anon-E-Mouse99 | Reviewed this property |
To access it's a very steep path with s gross isn't of about 1:3. The path is about 500 yards long. That just to get to the entrance. Definitely not a place to visit unless you are able to walk up and down steep inclines.
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