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Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park

Green Lane, Buxton SK17 9DH, England
+44 1298 26978
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Very informative. Lucas is a star.

My wife, 8 year old daughter and I came here today. We get about and aren't too easily impressed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AdzC
via mobile
Visited Solomans Temple, had the dog 🐾🐾

We walked around and visited the Solomans Temple, part of the Buxton County Park. We went during... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kempo90
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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: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Green Lane, Buxton SK17 9DH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife, 8 year old daughter and I came here today. We get about and aren't too easily impressed usually. Until we met our tour guide, lucas. He was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic and didn't make crap jokes, like guides often do. He made the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked around and visited the Solomans Temple, part of the Buxton County Park. We went during the week after the bank hols where it was fairly quiet which allowed Alfie 🐕 to let of some steam whilst taking in some beautiful views from the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb caves trip, awsome guide Esme made the trip informative, interesting and funny...a lovely guide with super sense of humour and great knowledge of the subject. Thank you

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loverly views and scenery, pleasant cafe and not as busy as other local parks, would recommend. Dog friendly too.

Thank Emma V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must see , it's fascinating and very informative. Would recommend for small children as the tour can be long and isn't very accessible for wheel chair users ... but this is only due to the location .. recommended for any fact...More

Thank Clair G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour guide knew his stuff and was able to answer everyone's questions. The cave is stunning inside and learning about its history was really interesting.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow very intresting the guide was very good there are a few steps down in various place but not difficult take a camera,dogs not aloud in caves but can go in country park where there is also go ape too 😀

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

fantastic place & for everyone, many fascinating underground sights!! take your camers you will not be dissapointed!

Thank David E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I arrived in time for the 10.30 guided tour on a Monday morning and hoped it would not be very busy and we were right, as our tour party was just us and our guide, Chris. Chris was clearly very knowledgeable and...More

Thank Barry T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The coffee was pretty average and made in one of those automatic machines like you see in morrisons cafe. Mugs were large but not very tasty. It was fine if all you wanted was something to drink between visiting the caverns and walking up to...More

Thank Mum B
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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
26 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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wykeham79
1 August 2017|
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Response from Alan W | Property representative |
Hello, The woodland trails are footpaths only and not suitable for bikes. Unfortunately our play area was removed to make way for a bigger better one but has been delayed. The good news is that just ten minutes walk from... More
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