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Treak Cliff Cavern

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Address: Buxton Road, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WP, England
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+44 1433 620571
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Started as a Blue John mine over 300 years ago, Treak Cliff Cavern...

Started as a Blue John mine over 300 years ago, Treak Cliff Cavern continues to mine, process and manufacture ornamental items and jewellery from Blue John Stone today. On the 40 minute guided tour visitors can see the most abundant veins of Blue John Stone in the world and some of the 'finest stalactites' in the Peak District.

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Enjoyable and surprisingly interesting

We went here and were lucky enough to have a tour for just the two of us. We were surprised to learn that there was still mining going on in the tunnels and despite having little... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Edd H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here and were lucky enough to have a tour for just the two of us. We were surprised to learn that there was still mining going on in the tunnels and despite having little to no knowledge of mining found this really interesting. The natural caverns (as opposed to the mined tunnels) are beautiful and the guide really... More 

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Thank Edd H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating cave with beautiful blue stone arrangements, guided tour is informative and very friendly - the tour was long enough to entertain the whole family without tiring the kids - dogs ae welcome which is an extra bonus for us and the gift shop has varied and reasonably priced items. On a good day you can enjoy fabulous surrounding views... More 

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Thank Niro S
Todmorden, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to get a guided trip with just us and the guide. Top bloke made the visit humorous and interesting and put up with our nonsence. Nice wee experience.

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Thank Scott B
Beaminster
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the cavern on Easter Sunday with our 6 children aged from 2 to 12. We were shown round by Katie who was fantastic and took the time to involve everyone in every step of the tour. Katie was also great with the children and was happy to answer various questions from the children including 'do you like my... More 

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Thank Rachel H
Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the only working blue john mine. It is a climb up the hill to get to, but it well worth the effort to do so. The shop has a good range of products, similarly priced to others in the area. The staff are fantastic. If you can make the climb up to the place, then you can happily... More 

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Thank ladyita
Benfleet, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited off peak on a Tuesday afternoon and fortunately for us there were only 4 of us in the tour group (the following group had c20?). Tour guide explained well and was clearly passionate about the cave system - there were 3 'mined' caves where we saw Blue John and 3 natural caves where you also saw stalagmites and stalactites... More 

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Thank Roger J
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Asked the guide 3 times to speak up and he either couldn't or wouldn't. Could not hear what he was saying. Expensive trip for 7 friends and very disappointing. Not a lot to see and no commentary made it a very disappointing experience, not to be recommended.

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Thank shirleyhughesntl2017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say apart from brilliant,,, it's got to be the best cave in castleton , I would work in that cave if I could,, iv never seen so much blue John in one place ,, the blue John cavern hasn't got that much blue John in it as this cavern , I would recommend it anyone ,, this... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to see a real show cave then this is the only one in the village worth visiting...its absolutely stunning! Don't worry about all those steps up to the entrance, it will be worth the effort! Highly recommended!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On arrival we were asked if we minded joining a school party 😱😱😱!! Decided to take the plunge and to their credit the kids were very well behaved ( nothing like the ones in my local area) . The tour itself involves going through manmade tunnels onto ones formed by Mother Nature. Big shout out to Gareth our tour guide... More 

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