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Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park

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Address: Green Lane, Buxton SK17 9DH, England
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+44 1298 26978
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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Poole’s Cavern is the most spectacular natural cavern in the Peak District....

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 lives in our new exhibition centre. Enjoy a tasty meal in the Cavern Café and explore the fossil and gemstone shop. Stroll through Buxton country park woodlands to the panoramic viewpoint of Solomon’s Temple.

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Certainly well worth a visit we took our Grandaughters who at the time where 9 and 7. They found it very interesting and magical. Wrap up warm, you would enjoy it better.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Certainly well worth a visit we took our Grandaughters who at the time where 9 and 7. They found it very interesting and magical. Wrap up warm, you would enjoy it better.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited midweek so our tour group was small, our guide Ashley with brilliant, he made the tour funny and very interesting. The cavern itself is incredible, we will definitely be visiting again!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited over Christmas as a family and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide was very good and made it very child friendly. We went with two 2 year olds, a 4 year old and a 6 year old. They enjoyed themselves and the cavern was very accessible with very few steps.

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1 Thank Kate J
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Near to Buxton with easy parking, £3 all day. Cave tours by guide only, ours was Ashley, which really enhances the whole experience. Ashley was particularly knowledgeable and entertaining. The history was really fascinating. Tour takes about 45 minutes which leaves plenty of time to walk up to Solomon's Temple and take in the view - stiff walk but worth... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with my sister and nephews to see Santa in his grotto. The decorations in the cave were absolutely amazing, way more than I expected. All of the staff were really friendly and interacted well with the children. The cafe staff were also lovely and followed me with the drinks that I had left on the counter due to being... More 

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Manchester
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice attraction, interesting talk and the guide was good. Felt it was rather short and quite expensive for what is was and how long it took, but I guess it is expensive to run. Please note car park is a pay and display.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very worthwhile journey back in time. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and explained each part of the cavern in great detail. Easy walking throughout and a great experience.

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1 Thank RUHarrogate
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited between Christmas and New year, was warmer in the cavern than outside. Interesting and Educational. Tour guide was very enthusiastic and clearly liked what he does which made it more enjoyable. When paying, if opting for the tax back option, the entrance fee covers entry for a full year.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting and informative tour with a great tour guide and buggy friendly access. A little pricey but probably worth it.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate to be on the last tour of the day which was led by Ashley. He clearly had a passion and great enthusiasm for the caves and was happy to share extra snippets of information with us. We really enjoyed our time down in the caves.

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