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Beer Quarry Caves

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Address: Quarry Lane | Beer, Devon, Beer, Seaton EX12 3AT, England
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Guided tours of vast underground caverns started by the Romans, which...

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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A real MUST SEE in Beer

Staffed by a very expert and very friendly team. These caves are fascinating and the histroy of them a real surprise story. I thought the place was great. Give it a try.

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Alex K
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Staffed by a very expert and very friendly team. These caves are fascinating and the histroy of them a real surprise story. I thought the place was great. Give it a try.

Thank Alex K
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour around the caves. Our guide got the balance right between making it interesting for the kids and adults. My kids (junior school age) both remembered loads of facts and it ties into subjects they've covered at school. The ticket office is basic and friendly. Lovely attraction, off the beaten track but worth it.

Thank HampshireGang
Droitwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we visited just after Easter there were not many people interested in the caves. Our group consisted of five individuals. However, the tour was worthwhile and I am glad we came here. There was not much interaction between the guide and our group. I felt as though I was being talked at rather than engaged. However, the price for... More 

Thank Hilary P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was enjoyable to visit whilst in the area. The tour guide, Adam I think his name was, was very good and kept the tour moving at a decent pace. The stories and history were interesting. It lasted about 1 hour 15 minutes which seemed a good enough time to get a good idea how things were and how the... More 

Thank angillo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mum and I visited here over the Easter weekend. Although it was very busy (30 on our tour and 50 on the previous tour) the tour guide was amazing and it did not feel rushed or cramped. Very informative and interesting and the caves are vast. The guide gave little facts and fun stories/ myths throughout. The tour lasted... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit if you're in the area, the tour didn't feel rushed and the guide really gave a great impression of what it must have been like working down there. Bring a jacket, it's chilly down in the caves.

Thank Simon S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a little gem! Incredible historic value. The stories are captivating. Wear warm clothes though as it is very cold. Well worth the visit and I would go back again in a heart beat. The tour guide Ash was very knowledgeable and I hung on every word as she brought us through time walking through the cave.

Thank Heather J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very surprised at how cool this was. Learnt lots about the local history, even saw some bats! We had a very good guide,

Thank Jonathan S
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have thought of everything at Beer quarry caves. Knowing how cold and damp it is in the caves they provide visitors with free woollen ponchos to borrow. And if you're not already warmly dressed, you will certainly need them. What a fascinating place this is, with evidence of Roman and medieval quarrying, including some wonderfully carved stone heads and... More 

Thank Lorraine A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited recently and really enjoyed our visit. Adam, the tour guide, was great and made the whole experience really exceptional. He brought the quarry caves to life. Super interesting site. Well worth a visit.

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