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“Not just for the kids”

Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park
Ranked #2 of 32 things to do in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Poole’s Cavern is the most spectacular natural cavern in the Peak District. Wonder at the amazing crystal formations which adorn the vast illuminated chambers on a one hour guided tour. Discover the home of the cave dwellers and learn about their lives in our new exhibition centre. Enjoy a tasty meal in the Cavern Café and explore the fossil and gemstone shop. Stroll through Buxton country park woodlands to the panoramic viewpoint of Solomon’s Temple.
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Wales
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not just for the kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

Although it looks like it might be more suitable for younger visitors it's also perfectly suitable for adults too. Interesting formations within the cave and the tour guide we had was very knowledgable and entertaining. Well worth a visit if near Buxton but bear in mind the year round temperature of 7 degrees within the cave!

Visited August 2014
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“Interesting and informative day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

A complete attraction. The cave system is phenomenal and the guide's explanation of its history and geology was superb and suitable for the children as well as the adults. Good solid food in the cafe. Plenty of places for picnics and totally dog friendly, but they can't go in the cave. An excellent day out.

Visited August 2014
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Derbyshire, UK.
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“Enjoyable visit to the Cavern.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

We went for a family visit to the cavern. The tour was really interesting and engaging with a tour guide who was friendly and knowledgeable. The children (aged 6 years) enjoyed the cave tour which wasn't too long for them.

Overall, good value for money (family ticket £25) and an enjoyable trip.

Visited August 2014
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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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“Excellent well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

The guide was extremely knowledgeable and helpful with a quirky sense of humour. The cost at £9 pp was good value for money and provides a 12 month entrance fee.

Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“very interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

this tour was extremely interesting and i learned so much! i would definitely recommend a visit for anyone!

Visited March 2014
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