Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park

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Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park

Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Caverns & Caves
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Poole’s Cavern is the most spectacular natural cavern in the Peak District. The cavern is famous for the spectacular and unique crystal formations including the longest stalactite formation in the region. Your expert guide will accompany you on a 45 minute journey through chambers once used as shelter and worship by prehistoric to roman visitors. See the cathedral sized main chamber carved from Limestone by an ancient river and follow safe and accessible walkways through beautifully illuminated passages on a journey deep underground. Back above ground browse through our rock and gem shop and view the archaeological discoveries from the cavern in the exhibition. Complete your day with a stroll on our country park woodland trails with animal sculptures to find which lead to Solomon's Temple viewpoint at 439m above sea level and views of the Peak District. We have Covid safety procedures in place with advanced cleaning, limited tour group numbers and face coverings for visitors in place.
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2-3 hours
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Mary S
3 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Breathtaking scenes. Really nice and enjoyable experience, hubby and the kids loved it. It was even better than I expected from what we've seen in pictures.
Written 28 May 2022
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Mobile819987
35 contributions
May 2022
We have been before many years ago, but it was good to visit again, good guide and decent size groups, wear some good footwear and enjoy.
Written 26 May 2022
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Sue C
Hayes, UK6 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
What a wonderful experience to see these caves. Our guide Luke was informative and made the tour really interesting. I didn't think I was going to enjoy it very much but I was pleasantly surprised. A little gem and definitely worth a visit.
Written 15 May 2022
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Salsa
Stoke-on-Trent, UK34 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Great place to visit. Tour guide provides information on the caves, history and also snippets of interesting facts.
Made even better that you can walk to Solomons Temple after for free.
Great cafe, shop and museum
Written 13 May 2022
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HHBB
29 contributions
May 2022 • Family
We visited the cavern this afternoon. The tour of the cavern was very interesting and the cavern itself was amazing, well worth a visit. The cafe in the visitor centre also very good and reasonable prices.
Written 7 May 2022
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Sussex03
2 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
To find a geological attraction that is run by an independent organisation that has young, dedicated, knowledgeable and attentive staff was a totally unexpected, delighful find.
A relaxed and informative experience with a concise well thought out tiny museum of artifacts was a joy, catering thoughtfully for young and older.
The cafe reflects the ethos of the place with a great selection of quality food and drink, dogs welcome and indoor and outdoor seating.
The woodland walks are well signposted and steeped in unspoilt history with talented woodcarving delights along well managed routes.
Check out the shop....a book on Buxton Grotesques, gave me an unexpected opportunity to discover the back (and front) streets of the town, thank you to Terry Newholm, the producer, great map and descriptions.
Written 1 May 2022
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Yorkshiretraveller
9 contributions
May 2022 • Family
It was okay. The caverns are very impressive but you feel like you are being rushed round and out again. Very expensive for what it is. The staff on the reception desk weren't particularly welcoming or enthusiastic. The guide was knowledgeable and willing to answer questions but not massively engagingly. All in all a bit of a disappointment.
Written 1 May 2022
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Emmajb15
Winchester, UK24 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Took 12 Girl Guides and 3 leaders to Poole Cavern and had a brilliant time. As there were 15 of us we were a small group and it was perfect. The tour guide was so knowledgeable and pitched the talk at a perfect level for the Girls. Most of my guides are teenagers and they really enjoyed the tour. We all went away having learned something and ready to look up seventh heaven on YouTube.

I wish I could remember the tour guides name as he was brilliant 🙈.

All the staff were friendly, the volunteer in the shop gave us tips for other things to do in Buxton and where to find the spring water!!

Definitely recommend a visit here and will be back with my family.
Written 24 April 2022
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Richard B
Bromsgrove, UK2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Loved the cave experience, coffee shop after, then lovely walk in the park. Ideal for families with young children.
Written 22 April 2022
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Carly-Lizzy
London, UK3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Brilliant experience. Ron took us on a great tour, interactive and something different for a day out in Buxton.
Written 22 April 2022
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