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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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Passion makes all the difference!

Myself, my partner and our little dog visited Treak Cliff Cavern on our way home after a lovely few days away. Katie was our guide and due to some great timing, we had a private... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Liverpool, United Kingdom

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Myself, my partner and our little dog visited Treak Cliff Cavern on our way home after a lovely few days away. Katie was our guide and due to some great timing, we had a private tour of the cavern. Katie spoke with such deep-rooted knowledge and passion that she absolutely made my week, even helping me chose my own piece... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good guide, but could be a tiring tour for some. It is well worth the effort and this 75 year old found it easy to follow. So go for it.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited the cavern on a school trip years ago, and it was good to return over 30 years later. It was the first time my partner had visited, and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and friendly, and the tour was paced well (just less than 1 hour). Would definitely recommend.

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Thank Paul F
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there to find out about the blue John mines.I didn't know anything about it.we got there after lunch and there were only three of us on the tour so we were able to take in more info.the guide was very good and the miners.he was very interesting. You do have to walk up some steep steps to get... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our guide was good and great with the children of a school trip we followed round. I have visited prettier caves but it was interesting. I thought it was a bit overpriced for what it was.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this place 40 years ago whilst at junior school. The young lady who narrates the tour was a local lady. I was massively impressed with her knowledge, such a lovely warm personality. The only thing that stopped me from scoring a 5 was the toilets , Very forgotten & unloved with tiles coming away from the the wall.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd been to this cavern as a child, but came as an adult with my parents. The cave is amazing, such a brilliant representation and brilliantly preserved. The only place in the world that has blue John, the tour was fascinating- especially with our knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide; Kate. She made our tour. My mother does have mobility problems, but... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a bit different to both Blue John and Speedwell cavern. This is actually my favourite out of the 3

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Saturday 4 March with a 5, 7 and two 12 year olds, and we all loved it. Our guide was amazing and coped so well with an onslaught of questions from the kids. He let the smaller kids borrow his torch and switch the lights on and off - they really enjoyed being involved in the tour.... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a cave where a gemstone I'd never heard of was mined. There are 45 minute guided tours throughout the day. Our guide knew plenty and offered plenty to pack every minute of the tour with fun anecdotes and information. If all guides were like this holidays would be education. Steep steps throughout the tour but if you can... More 

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