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Treak Cliff Cavern

Buxton Road, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WP, England
+44 1433 620571
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Better priced than the surrounding caves and great Blue John examples

Well worth a visit if you want to see Blue John veins in an interesting, if a little small, cave... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hollow_Plugh
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London, United Kingdom
Very interesting place

First of all when you arrive in Castleton and see the sign saying "Park here", don't. It's a scam... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
laurarainbow2015
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London, United Kingdom
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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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Buxton Road, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WP, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth a visit if you want to see Blue John veins in an interesting, if a little small, cave system. About a 45 minute tour with a friendly guide. Free parking outside and a short but sharply steep footpath up to the entrance.

Thank Hollow_Plugh
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all when you arrive in Castleton and see the sign saying "Park here", don't. It's a scam to get £3 off you and unnecessary. Carry on down main road and park for free at Treakcliff. I parked when I saw sign and then...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fascinating trip underground to see how miners worked in days gone bye. The guide made the visit informative and interesting.The café area was adequate and very reasonably priced. Unfortunately we visited on the day after it snowed. The steps up to the entrance and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this visit! About an hour in total & worth a visit! Our guide was very good and informative, it is steep in places & was dripping with all the rain we’ve had so you need a hat or a hood! The Easter Bunny...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my son and his girlfriend who wanted to visit and the weather was poor so not much to do outside. Quite interesting and good to walk around the caves but nothing special.

Thank Ruth S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Showed up and had a tour within 5 minutes. Only 3 persons on the tour so plenty of interaction with the guide. Really interesting. Definitely not for people who have difficulty with stairs.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Came here after visiting Blue John Cavern, and it was just as good. The tour guide was brilliant and so friendly. He took his time on the tour for us as we were the only ones there. It was fantastic and would visit again!

Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Visited on the spur of the moment visit to Castleton. The guide -Olivia - was excellent. She had a very good knowledge and was in no rush to get us through the tour. Combined with the fantastic caves it was a wonderful visit.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

We had an interesting tour of Treak Cliff cavern. We went on a day with appalling weather and had a great time. The guide was entertaining and the gift shop had lots of interesting minerals etc to buy as well. Recommended if in the Castleton...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Arrived just before 2:00 in time for the tour. Would advise checking tour times as if we had arrived a couple of minutes later we would have had to wait for the next accompanied tour which is around 50 minutes. The Guide was excellent, knowledgeable...More

Thank Richard M
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jdypops
18 April 2018|
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Response from Keith S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there's a path all the way round inside 😊
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Sheila C
31 August 2016|
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Response from Marie-Anne S | Reviewed this property |
To access it's a very steep path with s gross isn't of about 1:3. The path is about 500 yards long. That just to get to the entrance. Definitely not a place to visit unless you are able to walk up and down steep inclines.
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shanibarrett1
16 June 2016|
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Response from DaisyBoyd24 | Reviewed this property |
I took my Border Collie on a tour and there was a Yorkshire Terrier also in the group. They were both fine but our tour guide did say they've had dogs howl the whole way round as don't like the dark and the water dripping... More
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