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Treak Cliff Cavern

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Beautiful cavern, brilliant tour by guide Gareth

We passed the cavern on our walk from Mam Tor to Castleton last week and decided to do a guided... read more

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Ursula N
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Munich, Germany
beautiful area and interesting tour

the cave is in a beautiful area and we were rather surprised that we were the only two on the tour... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Denisexxx123
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Dalbeattie, United Kingdom
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Started as a Blue John mine over 300 years ago, Treak Cliff Cavern continues to mine, process and manufacture ornamental items and jewellery from Blue John Stone today. On the 40 minute guided tour visitors can see the most abundant veins of Blue...more
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Buxton Road, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WP, England
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Reviewed today

We passed the cavern on our walk from Mam Tor to Castleton last week and decided to do a guided tour. There were only 4 on the group, so it was a very personal tour with our excellent, very friendly and knowledgable guide Gareth who...More

Thank Ursula N
Reviewed 5 days ago

the cave is in a beautiful area and we were rather surprised that we were the only two on the tour. Our guide (sorry i can't remember his name) was very good and we had a really interesting time,

Thank Denisexxx123
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the few places in the world where Blue John - a dark blue stone - is still mined. A very interesting tour with an excellent guide.

Thank KentishMan56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't rate this experience high enough! Very friendly & knowledgeable staff (our tour guide was fantastic) and as for the seams of Blue John on display - absolutely amazing (hard for the photos to do them justice but I've tried!) A 'few' steps that can...More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Of the caverns available to visit in the Castleton area, we read the reviews and decided to go to Treak Cliff based on those reviews and weren’t disappointed. Our tour guide, Olivia, was fantastic and a mine of information (see what I did there). She...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a climb up lots of steps to the entrance and more steps in the cavern. A very informative guided tour. Glad we went. Would have liked to be able to buy a piece of Blue John jewellery but, sadly, couldn't afford it.

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Castleton with great anticipation of seeing the Blue John caves, only to discover that not only are they not suitable for wheelchair users, but also not accessible if you are in any way walking physically disabled. The pathway into the centre is long...More

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Gary R, Manager at Treak Cliff Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review however I think you are being unfair as we have thousands of visitors to Treak Cliff Cavern every year many of which have disabilities. Most of our disabled visitors either ring us or research us on the internet to find...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great drive through dales to visit this Treak cliff cavern famous for Blue john stone. But beware access not for wheelchairs Very steep paths plus steep steps very nice gift shop with friendly staff. Cavern Tour for seniors reasonable priced Our guide was a friendly...More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great cave if you want to see the famous blue john stone as there is plenty to see. This cave is not as long as some of the other caves we visited and seems to be quite active for miners still. It...More

Thank ForeverKatie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't initially planning on visiting Treak Cliff Cavern but I overheard another couple talking about their visit, so I decided to try it out for myself. You get to see the unmined Blue John up close. As with any cavern, it is damp and...More

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Marcus W
30 August 2018|
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Response from emmadro | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are! We took our Frenchie he was a bit nervous and we had to carry him down some of the stairs. But yes, they are definitely allowed in.
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PennyW522
26 July 2018|
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Response from shirleyrudd | Reviewed this property |
We didn't pre-book. Just had to wait 10minutes for next tour
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jdypops
19 April 2018|
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Response from Keith S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there's a path all the way round inside 😊
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