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Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park

Green Lane, Buxton SK17 9DH, England
+44 1298 26978
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Lovely place to visit

Me, my wife and 3 youngest aged 3-7 went for a visit to pooles cavern today. The guided tour was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gareth T
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Interesting but wouldn’t go again

The tour itself is quite drawn out, I found £9 each quite expensive for what it is. The best part... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Amy T
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Grimsby, 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: 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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+44 1298 26978
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Me, my wife and 3 youngest aged 3-7 went for a visit to pooles cavern today. The guided tour was very interesting and the rock formations are beautiful. It's well work a visit and at around £20 for 5 of us was a cheap rainy...More

Thank Gareth T
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The tour itself is quite drawn out, I found £9 each quite expensive for what it is. The best part of the tour was our guide, Ashley, he was very knowledgeable and great at storytelling. He made lots of jokes along the way which kept...More

Thank Amy T
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The cavern itself is interesting, though I suppose that is somewhat subjective. Our tour guide was really good, though I have forgotten his name by now. I think Alex? Very expressive, clearly attached to the place and that came across well. He answered all the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a goid place to see. Personally, it was my second visit and I still find it fascinating. If yiur child is too small, you might want to consider leaving them home. It is a bit dark and cold there and not very entertaining for...More

Thank Irina G
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I contacted Poole’s Cavern by email before our visit to check if my children would be able to go on the tour without me (we have a dog). They replied really quickly, and said yes it would be fine, the tour guide will look after...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our trip up into the cave! Esmé had a wonderful enthusiasm and I could not think of any questions to ask, such was her breadth of knowledge. After stopping for lunch we took a walk up to Solomon's temple to get a superb...More

Thank avidler
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Sadly the cave was closed when I arrived but the houses and the nature around it made it well worth to visit !

Thank Yolanda C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Simply amazing country walk. We all loved it. Choice of walks from easy to difficult. Nice little cafe. Nothing more to say.

Thank Gary B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour and lovely guide I would recommend this place to go if you are local to Buxton. Great day

Thank Thomas M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely walks, great fun for the children and lovely caves. Parking £3 for the day with reasonably priced food. Worth a visit

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stasker2018
24 July 2018|
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Response from Alan W | Property representative |
Hi The cavern entry price is £9.75 for adults, £5.50 for children 5 to 16 (under 5s free) and £27.00 for a family of up to 5 .
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stephy254
1 July 2018|
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Response from Jane H | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so,but it is not far from Castleton where the Blue John mine is located, and there are a lot of shops there that do sell it.
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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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