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Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park

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Address: Green Lane, Buxton SK17 9DH, England
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+44 1298 26978
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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Poole’s Cavern is the most spectacular natural cavern in the Peak District....

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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Fascinating and accessible

This was a great visit - unexpected as it looked touristy from the outside. An interesting way of seeing Caverns especially if you dont fancy potholing, and informative. Visit... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a great visit - unexpected as it looked touristy from the outside. An interesting way of seeing Caverns especially if you dont fancy potholing, and informative. Visit lasts about 50 minutes and that is the right slice

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited Poole's cavern this week and thoroughly enjoyed the 45 minute tour. The guy leading the tour was excellent.He gave an excellent narrative explaining the history and geology of the cavern. The cafe area and surrounding area are very good and I'd also suggest you take a walk up to Solomon's Temple.

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Thank Brian C
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved our tour of the cavern. So many interesting stories about its history and geology.Lauren was very entertaining. Also enjoyed a hike around the park while the kids had a fantastic time at Go Ape. Well worth the trip.

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Thank viv-JJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my 3 children enjoyed our visit to the cavern. The guide was very knowledgeable and could answer all questions. Very interesting to find out the history of the cavern and the surrounding area. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Cath M
Marbella, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you visit Buxton and don't visist Poole's cavern you have missed the jewel in the crown. It's an amazing cave complex with entertaining and informative guides. Don't miss it!!

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Thank holidayhomemarbella
Shropshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fab afternoon interest, well worth a tour. Austin is a great guide very informative and inspiring, imagination overdrive 😬 will recommend to friends

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1 Thank Emma193Shropshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a Monday and the attraction seemed very popular. Our group had Lauren as a tour guide and she was fantastic and kept the children engaged and amused all the way round. Very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff. Will definitely be back!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group of 2 grandparents, 5 adults and three children under the age of 3 all found this place fascinating. Two of the children were in prams and the steps inside the Cavern are easy to navigate. Austin, our guide, was brilliant, funny and very informative. He had the interest of the entire group from the moment he told us... More 

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Buxton, Derbyshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Joined one of the guided tours with our 10 year old niece. The tour was very enjoyable and informative, the staff were knowledgeable and helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would really recommend visiting Poole's cavern. The tour lasted over 45 minutes, was really interesting and the cavern was gorgeous. After the tour I went to the café for a coffee and cake, served by the smiley café staff - and had a great afternoon. Great value for money!

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