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“Pretty views, great visitor centre, unique place in history”
Review of Creswell Crags

Creswell Crags
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Worksop
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Owner description: 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.
Newbury, England
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“Pretty views, great visitor centre, unique place in history”
Reviewed 31 October 2009

Creswell Crags has the only Ice Age rock art in the UK. This is so important they've moved the main road and built a fantastic new Visitor Centre, which now houses Ice Age carvings and skulls found locally but previously kept in the national museums in London. We went expecting to stay about an hour, and ended up staying for 4! There's the exhibition, a cafe, the inevitable shop (very good prices for gemstones and fossils), plus for an extra cost you can go on a tour of one of the caves used by people in the last Ice Age. This tour was fascinating and led by a local archeologist. He kept all the children interested (some were as young as five) and we all got to handle a stone axe made by Neanderthals. We also explored quite a way into the cave (Robin Hoods Cave). The cave containing the rock art was closed due to bats roosting in it, but apparently you can take a tour into it in summer. We plan to do so!

.Theres a large car park, suggested donation for parking £2.

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