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Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park

Closed Now: 09:30 - 17:00
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Beautiful area

Buxton walks and cavern and defianatley worth a visit. Lots of walking up to the temple with 360... read more

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Countryside W
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A must do when in Buxton

We really enjoyed our 45 minute trip. It’s £10.50 per adult, which we thought was reasonable as the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Retford, 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...more
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Green Lane, Buxton SK17 9DH, England
+44 1298 26978
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Reviewed today via mobile

Buxton walks and cavern and defianatley worth a visit. Lots of walking up to the temple with 360 degree views of whole of Buxton and surrounding areas. Breathtakingly on a clear day.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Countryside W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our 45 minute trip. It’s £10.50 per adult, which we thought was reasonable as the walk around the country park is free. All the staff were very friendly. Well worth it, come rain or shine

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderfully informative tour with guide Chris, she was fabulously funny and extremely knowledgeable and approachable. I would certainly recommend this to everyone.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great big thank you to Eve she is perfect for the job!! She has a lovely voice whom keeps you all involved. We thoroughly enjoyed it thanks Eve

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 41amandaf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an amazing experience! So informative and Interesting. The tour guide Chris was amazing and held all of our attentions for the entire hour. She was funny and it was obvious she enjoys what she does. An absolute must when visiting Buxton. Will definitely...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank tomj175
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!!!! Magical experience: *Greeted by lovely staff, waited in the cafe for our turn to see Santa *Whilst waiting we had free drinks *Elves called out our name and we were accompanied into the cave to see Santa in his grotto *Caves all illuminated and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Thursday28
Alan W, Manager at Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words, we love hosting Santa's visits to his favourite Grotto each year. Merry Christmas

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing experience. This very large cavern is extremely interesting. The guide is very knowledgeable and witty making for a lovely way to spend a couple of hours.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Vincenzo G
Reviewed 9 December 2018

We didn't realise until we got there that every weekend in December it's a special 'Meet Santa in the Grotto' thing, however, the staff still let us in (at a reduced rate too!) to see the caves. An Elf took us in and explained its...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Helen R
Reviewed 8 December 2018

I think other reviewers have rightly commented that this cave system isn't as spectacular as some of those abroad but it still has an interesting history and has some scenic formations. It was cooler inside than I had expected so it's worth being well wrapped...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rovers09
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Would recommend going here. Fantastic day out. Staff couteous and knowledgeable. Fascinating place. Will be re visiting soon

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Helen R
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24 July 2018|
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 .
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.
28 January 2018|
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Response from T6335LFemilyw | Reviewed this property |
No, I don’t think dogs are permitted into the caves, unfortunately.