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Something for a rainy day

When the rain falls and the wind is blowing over the cliff tops, try going underground in these... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rose M
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Great tour guide and an excellent experience!

Our trip to the quarry caves was excellent and made better by our tour guide Dave who was friendly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gareth F
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Guided tours of vast underground caverns started by the Romans, which provided Beer stone used in 24 Cathedrals, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, and many other historic buildings. See for yourself where and how the stone was quarried, the...more
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Quarry Lane, Beer, Seaton EX12 3AT, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When the rain falls and the wind is blowing over the cliff tops, try going underground in these fascinating quarry caves. Amazing sense of history, real stories from the past and some eary dark passageways. Worth an afternoon trip.

Thank Rose M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our trip to the quarry caves was excellent and made better by our tour guide Dave who was friendly, entertaining and even kept the children engaged. The caves were not just stunning but steeped in rich history. Would highly recommend.

Thank Gareth F
Reviewed 4 days ago

An amazing informative guide who made the visit very interesting and also humorous took us around these incredible caves. Wear something warm tho it really is very cold inside.

1  Thank phehchsh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Beer Quarry Caves with my wife and brother-in-law. Ideal day as it was raining and bleak outside. The caves are amazing and their history is quite something, especially with the vivid description of our excellent guide Ali (I think that was her name). Well...More

1  Thank Nigel W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the guide appeared knowledgable I was unable to hear him all the time. When I requested for him to speak up I was told to move closer to him as he had to save his voice. The crowd parted and I moved closer only...More

Thank John and Carol J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Originally Roman, this underground quarry is absolutely fascinating and well worth a visit. The tour is about an hour long and the only way to get into the caves - which is a good thing. Wrap up warm as they are decidedly chilly. there's a...More

3  Thank Jan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never hear of this place before but our guide really bought the whole experience to life. Fantastic visit and well worth it.

Thank Beverley B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beer Quarry was first started by the Romans and continued in use until quite recently, this isn't a "tourist attraction" in the modern sense (no mains water = portaloos in car park) and there are no "frills" but so worth a visit. There is a...More

1  Thank Mysty23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a difference an entertaining & informative guide makes! Scott was very knowledgeable & did an amazing job giving us much so information along with many laughs. He was able to answer all our questions & easily tailored his talk to our particular interest in...More

1  Thank wunchapple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on recommendation and we were not disappointed. The wonderful guide was so informative about the site and all it's history. It was a great way to spend an hour learning about the way the quarry has been used over hundreds of years. Well...More

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Alicia H
9 August 2017|
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Response from Hilary P | Reviewed this property |
I do not think dogs can come on the tour. That is a shame because there used to be loads of horses there back in the day. Our tour guide was more than a bit opinionated. If you do go I hope you have better luck H x
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Maree H
6 August 2017|
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Response from Claire B | Reviewed this property |
Generally hourly on the half hour but they added extra tours when we went because it busy.
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Emma W
25 July 2017|
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Response from Lorraine A | Reviewed this property |
The ground is very steep and rocky so unfortunately a wheelchair would not be able to negotiate any of the terrain.
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