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Treak Cliff Cavern

Buxton Road, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WP, England
+44 1433 620571
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Overpriced...

For nearly £10 each I was expecting something amazing,but what we got was small unimpressive... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jim R
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Well worth the short but quite steep steps to the entrance and the steps inside too. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
414jackie56
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Ramsgate, 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 yesterday

For nearly £10 each I was expecting something amazing,but what we got was small unimpressive caverns and equally small stalactites and stalagmites. And then what was even more disappointing is that virtually all the stones for sale in the gift shop were from Mexico! Don't...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well worth the short but quite steep steps to the entrance and the steps inside too. Beautiful example of a working Blue John mine. Kate our very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide made the experience informative and entertaining and the rest of the staff were...More

Thank 414jackie56
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On first entering the cavern, one must pass through a rather low passage. Do not let this put you off, as what awaits you at the other end makes it worth all the trouble. The cavern is in two sections, the old section with its...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose to go to this cavern as it was the only one where you could take your dogs in. A guide was Ben and he was extremely informative and helpful. The tour lasted around 45 minutes and was spectacular! This is a must if...More

Thank Tracey G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a tour through the mind led by Ralph. There were only four of us so it was easy to ask questions and find out all about the history of the mine and the blue John that is found uniquely in that region. Ralph...More

Thank Jamjmm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having a good guide is a must for places like Treak Cliff Cavern. Katie was marvelous, so well informed and enthusiastic about not only all aspects of the cavern, geology and mining but the surrounding area too. They allow dogs so we were able to...More

Thank Laura K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour.. ralph the tour guide very friendly and really new what he was talking about.. I don't normally like this sort of thing but my partner really wanted to see it, glad I went with him now!

Thank 1968sazza
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our visit. The tour guide was very friendly, amusing and informative, explaining how the blue john is mined and worked and pointing out lots of interesting features as we walked round. It was nice to learn that local people are still mining...More

Thank Rosanna M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very informative and enteraining tour of the caves. Staff were very pleasant and easy going and provided lots of interesting info on the caves. Great that this cave still has veins of Blue John present and is still a working mine so really realistic...More

Thank helgre2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see attraction to visit. The Guide, Katy, was enthusiastic and informed & generally fantastic. Never seen so much Blue John etc. Quite a few steep steps to reach it but well worth the visit.

Thank barnesdurrance
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Sheila C
How many steps is there and would they be a problem for people with disabilities with legs
31 August 2016|
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Response from DaveBush19 | Reviewed this property |
The entrance is via a steep climb on steps and would not say it's suitable for people with walking related disabilities unfortunately
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shanibarrett1
Would I be able to take my chihuahua?
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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Mickasan420
does it cost any money?
28 November 2015|
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Response from TCC1935 | Property representative |
All prices can be found on our website.
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