Treak Cliff Cavern

Treak Cliff Cavern, Castleton: Hours, Address, Treak Cliff Cavern Reviews: 4.5/5

Treak Cliff Cavern
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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. We also have a shop with a vast array of rocks and minerals from around the world. Visit our free to enter museum and read about the history of the mine and see some beautiful antique Blue John ornaments, after which you can enjoy a slice of Blue John cake and refreshments from our on site cafe while admiring the view down the valley.
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Rachel H Scott
7 contributions
Great experience
Jun 2021
Great time at Treak yesterday. We did the self guided tour which is meant to be an hour, but as we had young children who wanted to keep going on ahead, we probably only spent 30 mins in the caves.

Lovely and cool on a hot day, fun seeing all the different types of rocks and the stalactites and stalagmites which had formed.
Written 4 June 2021
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Joy Boden
6 contributions
Great day out.
May 2021
Brilliant! Great audio tour, easy to set up. My husband and I had the cavern to ourselves. Very efficient and friendly staff. There are steps up to the entrance and a path down from the exit, but great views.
Written 3 June 2021
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CheshireWanderer
CHESHIRE44 contributions
Cave near Castleton
May 2021
Interesting cave which is a bit cheaper than the others in the area. You have to download an app which provides a running commentary according to your location. This worked well on a quiet Tuesday afternoon (we were one of very few visitors at the time)
Written 1 June 2021
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Katie D
Brighton and Hove, UK333 contributions
Beautiful
Oct 2020
Amazing caverns with the Blue John to be seen in its raw natural form, as well as the stalagmites and stalactites, audio is very descriptive and gives you a good insight into the caves. Only issue is that you can not go alone.
Written 2 February 2021
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Sue B
Northamptonshire, UK67 contributions
Excellent venue for a wet day
Sep 2020 • Couples
We decided to visit on a very wet day which was Ideal. Easy and free to park but lots of steep steps up to the entrance, not a problem for us though. Very helpful and friendly staff who got us in on the next tour slot. Really good self guided tour by downloading the app, which we had done in advance. All the information about the cavern but at our own pace, couldn't have been better. We all enjoyed our time down the cavern which has spectacular formations all around you, quite awe inspiring. We followed the tour with a visit to the museum which was very interesting. Found some lovely Blue John to buy in the shop afterwards. An excellent place to visit whether it is wet or dry!
Written 15 November 2020
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Emmalou69
Huddersfield, UK69 contributions
Ok
Oct 2020 • Family
Interesting experience and beautiful inside but would prefer an actual host to show you around and make it more interactive like Peak cavern. Not good value for money, should be cheaper
Written 28 October 2020
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Hi sorry to hear you thought we weren't good value for money as we are the lowest priced of the four show caverns in Castleton. As far as not having an actual host to guide you around the cavern, we developed the self guided tour specifically to protect our customers and our staff from covid 19. It would be financially impossible to have a human guide on every tour as tours run every ten minutes and currently with only a maximum of six people per tour allowed it would not be economically viable.
Written 31 October 2020
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JoellaQ
Chesterfield, UK14 contributions
Family cavern tour
Oct 2020 • Family
We provide childcare for our nephews 5 and 9. They have lots of energy and like to be active so when we arrived quite early for our slot I was worried what we’d do for 30 minutes. I needn’t have worried, the guides found us an empty earlier slot and entertained the boys. Wonderful. The self guided tour works very well and social distancing excellent. The cave tour very interesting and the boys found it fascinating and a little scary being underground (perfect amount for their ages) . Stone polishing was fun too. The boys are keen to go back.
We took our dog in (border terrier) which was great as we could take her on the day out. It was perfectly safe, just keep them on a short lead.
Written 26 October 2020
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catrina jones
11 contributions
Enthralling experience
Oct 2020 • Solo
I like how this tour is something you can do without the aid of a tour guide. Simply download the app, as explained on the website, and listen to the history of the cavern as many times as you like! All while looking at the real thing. Some beautiful formations and detailed background on the cavern. Definitely recommend
Written 21 October 2020
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Thank you , we put a great deal of effort into creating the tour, and it is reassuring to have great feedback !
Written 31 October 2020
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betterthanwork
Nottingham, England847 contributions
Interesting Caves
Oct 2020 • Couples
Interesting visit using excellent self guided tour using downloaded app. Leisurely pace and photos allowed.
Some fascinating rock formations.
Staff very friendly and helpful.
Written 9 October 2020
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Thank you
Written 31 October 2020
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HNeagle
Oxford, UK16 contributions
Wonderful caves!
Oct 2020
Set in a wonderful location, we enjoyed our tour. It’s self guided which meant we could spend how long we wanted inside looking around! We loved hearing about the history of the caves and the staff were really helpful and friendly!
Written 1 October 2020
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