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Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park

Open Now: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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An amazing experience. This very large cavern is extremely interesting. The guide is very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Vincenzo G
Buxton, United Kingdom
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We didn't realise until we got there that every weekend in December it's a special 'Meet Santa in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Helen R
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Green Lane, Buxton SK17 9DH, England
+44 1298 26978
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Reviewed 3 days ago

An amazing experience. This very large cavern is extremely interesting. The guide is very knowledgeable and witty making for a lovely way to spend a couple of hours.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Vincenzo G
Reviewed 6 days ago

We didn't realise until we got there that every weekend in December it's a special 'Meet Santa in the Grotto' thing, however, the staff still let us in (at a reduced rate too!) to see the caves. An Elf took us in and explained its...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Helen R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think other reviewers have rightly commented that this cave system isn't as spectacular as some of those abroad but it still has an interesting history and has some scenic formations. It was cooler inside than I had expected so it's worth being well wrapped...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would recommend going here. Fantastic day out. Staff couteous and knowledgeable. Fascinating place. Will be re visiting soon

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Helen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn’t expect too much from this as a tourist attraction, but how wrong was I! The first tour of the day, if you can get there in time is the best. On a Saturday, it was at about 10.3am and worth every minute. There...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting 45 minutes guided tour of the caverns. Fascinating sights of the geological features. Quite cold inside so wear a coat & be prepared to be dripped on from the wet ceiling.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went yesterday (17th Nov) as a family of 5...youngest was 4. We all really enjoyed it. Lovely little place with lots to do! The tour guide was brilliant, really informative and interacted well with the children who were asking a million questions haha. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we decided to see the caverns when we travelled to buxton glad we did .the caverns were a great insight to the world below ground. our guide was lucas very knowledgeable and made it very interested .you get 50 mins in the caves so plenty...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank girvanjohnny
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What's not to like? Really interesting geology with a paved floor so access is clean and easy. Very few small steps in the cave. Nice staff. Great stuff!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful woodland walk & nature trails followed by an excellent cake & coffee in the visitor centre. Nice little gift shop too with very helpful staff.

Date of experience: November 2018
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24 July 2018|
Response from Alan W | Property representative |
Hi The cavern entry price is £9.75 for adults, £5.50 for children 5 to 16 (under 5s free) and £27.00 for a family of up to 5 .
1 July 2018|
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Response from Jane H | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so,but it is not far from Castleton where the Blue John mine is located, and there are a lot of shops there that do sell it.
28 January 2018|
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Response from T6335LFemilyw | Reviewed this property |
No, I don’t think dogs are permitted into the caves, unfortunately.