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“The caves are an interesting site...”
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.
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“The caves are an interesting site...”
Reviewed 1 August 2010

The caves are an interesting site especially for people with general interest in history and archaeology and children. May prove a bit dissapointing for some who has been to deeper excavations. Neverthless the services provided r satisfactory with very polite and helpful staff. A fun family day out.

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Nottingham
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“Really special place, fab facilities.”
Reviewed 2 December 2009

I'll keep it short. Wonderful place! Really friendly staff and the new visitor centre is clean and stylish. You can choose different levels for your visit. you can wander round the prehistoric gorge for free and peer inside the caves, or book on one or both cave tours with the extremely knowledgeable guides to find out more about our ancestors who sheltered there. Perfect for kids.

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Middle England
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“Spirit of the place”
Reviewed 29 November 2009

The place feels really special - full of atmosphere, it inspired me to paint again after 20 years. Nice to feel in touch with artists from all those years ago.

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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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