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Creswell Crags

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Address: Crags Rd | Welbeck, Worksop S80 3LH, England
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+44 1909 720378
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10:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
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Creswell Crags is a world famous archaeological site, a limestone gorge...

Creswell Crags is a world famous archaeological site, a limestone gorge with caves and lake, home to Britain's only known Ice Age Cave Art. This art is thought to date to about 13,000 years ago and provide a glimpse into the rich culture and fascinating life of our distant relatives. Over 100 years of archaeological work at the site has unearthed stone tools and remains of animals providing evidence for a fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age.

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A nice site but call about tours

Arrived at lunchtime and was disappointed to find that the next cave tour wasn't until 3pm (we were unable to stay that long) Personally I'd have thought a list of tour times on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived at lunchtime and was disappointed to find that the next cave tour wasn't until 3pm (we were unable to stay that long) Personally I'd have thought a list of tour times on their website and a sign as you enter would be helpful. The lady on the counter was helpful and told us we could walk around the site... More 

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Thank Buffyflump
Rachel W, Public Relations Manager at Creswell Crags, responded to this review

Good Afternoon We are very sorry you could not get on a cave tour on this occasion. They usually run at 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm at weekends but in the week we can only run them at 3pm because of school trips. We do try to get the message across on our website and social media so we are very... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The visitor centre is new and well done, if a little sparse. The small car looks over the woodlands and serves lovely muffins. There is a children's play area, den building area and seating as well as a short walk around a small lake lined with the crags and caves used by ancient animals and early people. There are guided... More 

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Thank Robb W
Rachel W, Public Relations Manager at Creswell Crags, responded to this review

Hi Robb Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time to review us and we are so pleased you enjoyed your day with us. Hope you make a return visit! Kind Regards, Rachel Wood Fundraising & Communciations Manager More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for the first time today. What a lovely place. We couldn't go into the caves as we had our dog with us, but it was still worth the journey. We had drinks on the balcony of the cafe which is high up. The car park is £3 and you can access the gorge, stream etc without any extra cost,... More 

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Thank Lincsgal1980
Rachel W, Public Relations Manager at Creswell Crags, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time to review us and we are so pleased you enjoyed your day with us. Hope you make a return visit! Kind Regards, Rachel Wood Fundraising & Communications Manager More 

sheffield
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233 reviews
71 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I may have written reviews before about this place before, but after visiting again today I felt I had to say how truly special it is. We took three kids on a pretty wet, cold and miserable afternoon- the timing was perfect as we got there just in time for a tour of Robin Hood Cave with Richard. The kids... More 

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Thank loobylooSheffield
Rachel W, Guest Relations Manager at Creswell Crags, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Thank you so much for such a lovely review! We really appreciate you taking the time to write it and we are so pleased that you have had such a nice time and learnt so much. Thanks again, I will pass this on to all the staff! Rachel Wood Fundraising and Communications Manager More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this area today, it was cold, miserable, damp... so what??? That didn't matter at all... we were so intrigued that the cold didn't matter! A clearly defined walk way suitable for all abilities lead along a small beck towards the crags... and continued around the crag itself... we hadn't planned the visit so had not looked into the possibility... More 

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Thank CrispyLou
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic walk with views of caves which were the homes of ancestors. After my very enjoyable walk, had a cuppa and cake in the atmospheric cafe overlooking this beautiful place.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a fabulous trundle all around the paths in my wheelchair- a bit bumpy in places but would be good in a sturdy mobility scooter. Sadly, I couldn't access any caves, but it was really beautiful and interesting. It's worth noting that you don't have to pay to go around the paths. Afterwards, we went to the cafe for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice place to have a walk round with the kids. It only takes an hour or so but it's a pleasant walk and there's a nice cafe at the end for a well earned cuppa and cake. We didn't visit the caves this time but will definitely do that next time.

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Thank Sharoncockerill1
Rachel W, Public Relations Manager at Creswell Crags, responded to this review

Hi Sharon, Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate it when people take time to review us. I hope you do come again - we really do highly recommend the cave tours so we hope you decide to book one next time. Thanks again, Rachel Wood Fundraising & Communications Manager More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Always take my dog round here, lovely views, not disturbed, never loads of people, can just relax and walk at own pace.

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Thank crimsonchick29
Rachel W, Public Relations Manager at Creswell Crags, responded to this review

Good Morning Thank you so much for the lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your day and walk with us (and your dog enjoyed it too!) Thanks again Rachel Wood Fundraising and Communications Manager Creswell Crags More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We visited the Visitor Centre on 14 January 2017, the cost was £3.00 per adult. It was an interesting exhibition, with lots of information about Creswell Craggs, Ice Age etc, the artifacts were interesting to see and read about. However 3 of the information screens were either not switched on properly or broken, the screen next to the Flint tools... More 

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Thank Tanni F
Rachel W, Public Relations Manager at Creswell Crags, responded to this review

Hi Tanni First of all, we would just like to apologise for the fact that some of the interactive screens were not working that day. We were not aware of this and are very sorry. We are going to put some small signs up saying that if they are not working for any reason please tell the front of house... More 

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