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Beer Quarry Caves

Quarry Lane | Beer, Devon, Beer, Seaton EX12 3AT, England
+44 1297 680282
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A small attraction until you walk and decend into the caves WOW would never have believed it or... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David C
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Retford, United Kingdom
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Amazing caves

A tour of historic underground caves. Very interest tour guide made the caves 'come to life' with... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
wyles
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shropshire
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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 appalling working conditions and dangers faced by the work force,some as young as 8 years old. See too, the site of the secret Catholic Chapel and where smugglers hid their contraband. 2000 years of heritage brought vividly to life
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  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“roman times” (39 reviews)
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Quarry Lane | Beer, Devon, Beer, Seaton EX12 3AT, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small attraction until you walk and decend into the caves WOW would never have believed it or that it existed brilliant and a fantastic tour and guide . It's not claustrophobic at all get your self down there , you would not believe we're...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

A tour of historic underground caves. Very interest tour guide made the caves 'come to life' with the history through the ages - really interesting. It was very cold down there, although we were offered ponchos to help keep the cold out. Well worth a...More

Thank wyles
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Thouroghly enjoyed visit to caves. We went with 83 year young father he too enjoyed Very informative and pleasant staff,we learned a lot and would go again

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

This trip is definitely worth going out of your way for. It's not until you get down into the caves you realise how big they are and how much stone has been taken out. The guide was fantastic - really brought the history and what...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Found this when I googled things to do near Axminster. This came up and we thought, why not. It was a great little find for something to do for a couple of hours. The guy who did the tour was very knowledgeable and was good...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

These are a hidden treasure and are something different to visit. Guides will take you through these caves and underground rooms that were dug and mined over hundreds of years ago. The guides tell the brilliant stories and light up rooms for illustration. Fantastic value...More

Thank rayrest
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Who doesn’t like going into caves? It’s a walk through history; learn about the Romans, Saxons, Normans and right up to the 1920’s. Experience the toil and hardship of being a quarry man. Dave, our guide, was super engaging for the...More

Thank Adrian D
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

WE spent a very informative 1.5hrs listening listening to an excellent guide telling us the history of the caves from Roman times to the present day. He involved the children present who remained engrossed throughout

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

A brilliant way to spend an hour or so with an excellent guided tour of the Quarry caves an their incredible history. Really well run. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We had a really enjoyable trip to the quarry. The tour guide was brilliant, very enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. We saw the resident bats and learned a lot about life as a quarryman. We had our 7 and 4 yr old boys with us. The...More

Thank Stefy P
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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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This is an underground mine....... No, the site is not wheelchair friendly.
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