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Treak Cliff Cavern

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Address: Buxton Road, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WP, England
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Started as a Blue John mine over 300 years ago, Treak Cliff Cavern...

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 John Stone in the world and some of the 'finest stalactites' in the Peak District.

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Visited during half term holiday and took my 11 year old daughter. The guide Katie was very knowledgable on the history of the caverns and full of enthusiasm. All the staff were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited during half term holiday and took my 11 year old daughter. The guide Katie was very knowledgable on the history of the caverns and full of enthusiasm. All the staff were very friendly, helpful and reassuring as we were both apprehensive about the confined space but it was exactly as they described and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lots of stalactites and different chambers to visit. Can see plenty of Blue John stone embedded in the cave. Great guide!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to the other caves in the area except for Speedwell but thought this was the best. Not only do you see a man made mine with a massive amount of Blue John in place but you are then taken into a natural cave with all the stalactites and stalagmites you could wish for. Well worth the money and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Money well spent. My 9 year old son loved these caves. The tour guide was so kind to him letting him use his torch to see the different colours in the veins of blue John . Beautiful, fascinating , educational. Go!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Treak Cliff Cavern. Very knowledgeable tour guide (Gareth) and beautiful cave. Would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visited all the caves around Castletown many times this was the first time I'd taken my young children. It was a quiet day meaning there was only us and one other family on the tour and it was fantastic. The tour guide (Tom, I think) made it interesting for all ages and there was lots to see and learn... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A cold wet and damp day in Castleton so we decided to visit one of the caverns and looking here on TA we chose Treak Cliff which was a good move. Our tour was only 5 people so got the personal touch from our guide who was full of stories, facts and information and not just a script, she made... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at treak cliff cavern today with my 6 year old son an thoroughly enjoyed the tour around the cavern with our guide I think he was called tom...who was excellent by the way. Firstly the only negative was there wasn't enough clear signs telling you when you had arrived and which way to go...only 1 sign at the bottom... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gareth was a great guide, very knowledgable with a great sense of humour. Fab day out, worth every penny!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is an interesting place that offer a competent guide for your visit, he has lots to tell you and inside are beautiful this to see. Unfortunately it is not long so the trip doesn't offer to much aside the knowledge of the guide. They hay beautiful semi precious stones in their store, lots to choose from.

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