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Creswell Crags

Crags Rd | Welbeck, Worksop S80 3LH, England
+44 1909 720378
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A treasured piece of prehistory

Vastly improved from our first visit, 20+ years ago, Creswell crags are in a fantastic, tranquil... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
dick h
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Derby, United Kingdom
A Gripping Insight Into The Lives Of Prehistoric People

This is a Derbyshire Tourist experience that should not be missed. The Creswell Crags site is on... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Tom M
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Worksop, United Kingdom
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Creswell Crags is a world famous archaeological site, a limestone gorge with caves and lake, home to Britain's only known Ice Age Cave Art. This art is thought to date to about 13,000 years ago and provide a glimpse into the rich culture and fascinating life of our distant relatives. Over 100 years of archaeological work at the site has unearthed stone tools and remains of animals providing evidence for a fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age.
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Crags Rd | Welbeck, Worksop S80 3LH, England
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Vastly improved from our first visit, 20+ years ago, Creswell crags are in a fantastic, tranquil, gorge. The caves are out of bounds, unless accompanied, quite rightly. The new (to us) experience centre, shop and cafe give a perfect complement to the Crags. The walk...More

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Creswell C, Public Relations Manager at Creswell Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review us, we appreciate all feedback we receive. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit more this time around - our visitors centre was newly built in 2009. We hope to see you again soon for your...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is a Derbyshire Tourist experience that should not be missed. The Creswell Crags site is on the World Heritage intention list for good reason. There is so much to see including cave tours, visits to the meadow with its wildlife followed by a circuit...More

Thank Tom M
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Creswell C, Public Relations Manager at Creswell Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Hello Tom, Thank you for your wonderful review - we appreciate all feedback we receive. I'm so glad you enjoy our site, and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

... and a perfect place to start an attractive circular bike ride along the Robin Hood’s Way to Clumber Park and Thoresby Hall, then back via Norton. Striking and comfortable modern centre with good cafe (excellent coffee and delicious cakes!), a shop, striking-looking displays which...More

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Creswell C, Public Relations Manager at Creswell Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Hello! Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate all that we receive. The carpark closes to people entering at 5:00, however if you are already in the carpark, it is just a motion sensor to exit via the closed gates - this will open automatically...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

We live only a about a mile away from the crags,so once a month we take a steady stroll there. We usually enter via the Creswell end walking past the caves looking in and trying to imagine what it was like thousands or millions of...More

Thank jasper719
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Creswell C, Public Relations Manager at Creswell Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Hello there, Thank you for your lovely review, we appreciate all feedback we receive. We are in the process of looking into the silt in the lake, as we know it has decreased the water levels in the lake itself over the years. We hope...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

i love this place. Only living on the door step I havent been untill recently. The museum is fab and its a lovelly walk. Very reasonably priced and the tour guide around the caves was out if this world. Cant believe I havent been before...More

Thank Nina H
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Creswell C, Public Relations Manager at Creswell Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Hi Nina, Thank you for taking the time to review us - we take all feedback into account. You're not the only person to say they live close but have never been to us before - we get that a lot! I am so glad...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Me and my friend came here on a Sunday - we were warmly welcomed by the helpful ladies on the tills, and joined the 12 o’clock tour of one of the caves. This was led by Brian who was knowledgeable and made the tour really...More

Thank Verity W
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Creswell C, Public Relations Manager at Creswell Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Hello Verity, Thank you for your lovely review - we take all feedback into account to improve on what our customers think. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit, and will pass your lovely comments onto our tour guides. We hope to see you...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit and tour to the Robin Hood cave but our leaflet had attracted us with the animal cave art that was advertised. When we arrived there we discovered the cave art was on a tour that was closed from October to March...More

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Creswell C, Public Relations Manager at Creswell Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Hello there, Thank you for taking the time to review us, we appreciate all feedback. As a charity, we rely solely on self-funding to remain open, hence the parking charge. This is however, for all day, so if you wished to leave your car and...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We were a party including an over 65 year old and a teen both found it interesting. The guide we had was very informative. Bats were in the cave with the art unfortunately but we visited another cave instead. If you email them you can...More

Thank tiarasparkle
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Creswell C, Public Relations Manager at Creswell Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Hello there, Thank you for taking the time to review us, we listen and appreciate all feedback we receive. Sadly we have roosting bats in Church Hole during the winter which we can't disturb, but the Rock Art tour opens again in March. We would...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We visited Creswell Crags on a Sunday morning in September and enjoyed our visit, with a very pleasant walk and educational experience into the best example of Ice Age environment in England. The caves are a disappointment when compared with Bushman paintings in Southern Africa...More

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Creswell C, Public Relations Manager at Creswell Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Good morning! Thank you for taking the time to review us, we appreciate all feedback. We look forward to having you back visiting us again, hopefully on a sunny afternoon when the solar panels are in full swing!

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Went along as a helper for our grandsons school visit from Nottingham. All the children enjoyed the visit and interaction with the crags staff. The cave tour was very interesting and you could see the jaw drop reaction of some of the children. Well worth...More

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Creswell C, Public Relations Manager at Creswell Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review us, we appreciate all feedback. Is there anything in particular that we could do to get an extra star from you on your next visit? We listen to all our customers views and appreciate all comments....More

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Gail H
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Yes but best to keep them on leads.
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Jaz R
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Response from lucanor1 | Reviewed this property |
As others have answered, you have to pay for the caves. We live about 15 miles away, and first went for a walk, coffee and museum visit. This gave us the impression that we wanted to visit the caves as well, so we returned... More
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Response from VirgoLady19 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the season and the weather conditions - not all caves are accessible, but those that are, are only open when the conditions are right. If more than one is open, the guides will take you in.
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