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Peak Cavern

Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WS, England
+44 1433 620285
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This cave was also known as "The Devil's Arse" by the rope-makers that worked at its entrance for centuries.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WS, England
+44 1433 620285
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very disappointed. I may be spoiled by Yorkshire's show caves. This is overpriced and frankly underwhelming. At 10.95 a pop it is way too much. Not worth a visit which is a shame as Castleton is a lovely village to visit.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We bought a combined ticket for Peak cavern and Speedwell cavern which was quite expensive. The tour lasts approximately one hour and is quite interesting learning about past visitors to the cavern and what used to go on in there. I have been in more...More

Thank LauraNottingham
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Tour started out with rope making demonstration, followed by tour of caverns with history of the caves and cave tours.

Thank TMC825
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us went to peak cavern and had Mattis/Mantis ( sorry we had a pint after ) as a tour guide. He was a really nice guy with loads of facts and humour about the cavern. The cavern itself was super impressive and It...More

Thank scrimshadey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

More used to the show caves in the Cévennes so this was a little disappointing, and in comparison expensive. It is ok if you've never visited a cave system before. The most interesting part for me was the rope making section in the cavern mouth.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting ropemaking explanation at the start. The cave itself has many fascinating features too, and the guide was friendly and generally knowledgeable.

Thank Gel1601
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an impressive cave system in the village. There were two elements to the tour, starting with a demonstration of rope making as they used to do it, with stories of how the families lived in the cave. The guide then took us through...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Peak Cavern has a large entrance and lit footway to adjoining cave areas. Most abilities - usual cave experience - head ducking on some low areas Not a main show cave experience. Guided throughout. Rope making demonstration at beginning of tour took approximately 15 minutes...More

Thank pixydust2010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed hearing about cave history and television fame! Excellent guide who is caver so was able to answer all questions!

Thank jiving
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No signs to say they was closing first time we been and last. We saw people walking In taking photos and walked out. The lady abruptly said sorry no we are closing. Can't we just stand there to lift him to see no because we...More

Thank Emma A
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Priyanka A
26 December 2016|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
There are about 30 steps throughout the cave. The pathway is uneven, so regular buggies are discouraged but all-terrrain buggies are no problem.
Kirk R
7 October 2016|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
See other answers. There is a discount for pensioners. I found it pricey.
30 July 2016|
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Response from ailsakirton | Reviewed this property |
Dogs not a problem & welcomed, there was a dog on our tour & was not a bother at all.