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Peak Cavern

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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No fuss and yet very impressive to see

My wife and I and our two boys paid a visit one Saturday in February. No major fuss to get in and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
seank439
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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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Interesting rope making demo and history

The tour started with a great rope making demonstration and a history of the lives of rope making... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
50countries
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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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.
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Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WS, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The tour started with a great rope making demonstration and a history of the lives of rope making families in the cavern - very interesting. Then an exploration with a guide who allowed us to wander freely and answer questions rather than give us a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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BenH-Speedwell, Manager at Peak Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're glad you enjoyed the tour, thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an impressive cavern just behind Castletown it has an impressive opening where you get demonstration of rope making that used to take place in the cavern opening people also used to live there you can then further into the cave though a few...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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BenH-Speedwell, Manager at Peak Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you found both the historical and geological aspects of the cave interesting and hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I and our two boys paid a visit one Saturday in February. No major fuss to get in and join a tour. Guide very laid back but engaging and humorous. Cavern is very impressive and you get to see a good portion...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank seank439
BenH-Speedwell, Manager at Peak Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to our cavern and glad you found it humorous and engaging. We hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good value for money if you get the joint cavern ticket - works out about 8 quid per person. My partner and I really enjoyed our tour - the guide was an older gentleman I forget his name, but he was excellent at the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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BenH-Speedwell, Manager at Peak Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour and learnt a lot from the visit. We have passed your comments on to tpot, your guide.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We mistakenly took this 45 minute tour thinking it was the BlueJohn cav....should have done our research! The tour group was large butvthe extremely enthusiastic guide did her best to keep everyone amused and informed. The caves are quite interesting and reasonably impressive. Quite a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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BenH-Speedwell, Manager at Peak Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We’re sorry you found yourself at the wrong cave, however we do have a large sign clearly saying “Peak Cavern” at both our enterance and car park. We are Happy to hear you found the tour interesting and impressive and...More

Reviewed 8 January 2019

The entrance is amazing as you have a steady climb up a little hill. Once inside it is breath taking. Our guide met us and walked us along the caverns. Such a lovely girl, full of information and really keen to get you involved with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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BenH-Speedwell, Manager at Peak Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2019

Thank you very much for leaving a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit down 'The Devil's A**e'! We have passed you comments on to Ciara, your guide, and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

We attended the brass band carol service held in the Devils A#*e it was a great evening of entertainment with the Cressbrook band all the audience joined in the singing highly recommend this event, the following day we took the tours of this cavern and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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BenH-Speedwell, Manager at Peak Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2019

We are glad to hear you enjoyed both the concert and the tour and hope to see you again next year! Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 27 December 2018

Saw this on BBC Countryfile 2017 Xmas programme and really wanted to attend such a unique occasion as well as Xmas present shopping for Blue John jewellery in the town. Wonderful concert and great brass band playing. Parking at Cavern a bit expensive at £4...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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BenH-Speedwell, Manager at Peak Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2018

Thank you for your review. We are Happy to hear you enjoyed the concert and hope to see you again next year! Merry Christmas!

Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

We had been looking forward to going to the Carol Concert. Seating is bench style and we were dismayed to find no room for us to sit down. We weren't the last in either. We were shepherded here and there several times. Felt unwelcome so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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BenH-Speedwell, Manager at Peak Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2018

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that your experience was not what you had hoped for, at our concerts we do aim to provide adequate seating for all who attend. We appreciate due to the nature of the venue some of...More

Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

My goodness! This is the 3rd time we’ve been to the December carol concerts in the “big mouth” entrance to the Peak Cavern. It occurs every weekend (Saturday & Sunday, I think) throughout December & features a brass band every time (last Sunday it was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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BenH-Speedwell, Manager at Peak Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2018

Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the concert and hope to see you again next year! Merry Christmas!

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IAN03011955
12 August 2018|
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Response from BenH-Speedwell | Property representative |
The temperature once inside the cave remains a constant temperature of 8-9 degrees all year round. However the entrance chamber will be roughly the same as the temperature outside.
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fatfairies
26 May 2018|
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Unfortunately there are no designated disabled parking spaces in the car park.
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lambretta134
20 March 2018|
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Dogs are more than welcome on the peak cavern tour.
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