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Treak Cliff Cavern

Buxton Road, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WP, England
+44 1433 620571
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Countryside cave tour

We’d really recommend a tour of the ‘Blue John’ caves at Treak Cliff if you’re looking for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
VeganAndTheJew
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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Well worth a visit

Friendly staff, impressive caves and our guide Ben was very knowledgeable.There a a lot of steps to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Timbo3765
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Pershore, 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 John Stone in the world and some of the 'finest stalactites' in the Peak District.
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Buxton Road, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WP, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We’d really recommend a tour of the ‘Blue John’ caves at Treak Cliff if you’re looking for something to do in the area. Our tour guide was very insightful and entertaining. Tour lasted around an hour and can be a little wet (bring a coat)....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff, impressive caves and our guide Ben was very knowledgeable.There a a lot of steps to climb before you actually get to the cave reception/entrance and even more inside. Not suitable for wheelchairs or anyone with severe disabilities. Well worth a visit though.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the best tours underground to see where the Blue John was extracted and eventually turned into attractive ornaments and jewelry The guide was very knowlegeable and entertaining.

Thank onebrawlad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent birthday trip for my 9 year old son and his friends. Genuinely interesting with a knowledgeable guide and lovely little gift shop. Recommended

Thank Artiefufkin11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very interesting visit. We took advantage of free parking below the site, took a small walk uphill, not particularly challenging. The history of mining blue John plus the actual product was fascinating. Unexpected I spent 50 gbp for a souvenir blue John....More

Thank Victor K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Until I visited Treak Cliff Cavern I had never heard of Blue John. Our guide was knowledgeable and I enjoyed this interesting place. Blue John is a very pretty semi-precious stone and yes, a piece of jewelry ended up coming home with me!

Thank jojoys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went last week, had a coffee inside before we went on the tour. Well-organised, not much wait. Guide was informative, and the tour involves part-mine and part-cave, lasts about 40 minutes. Good Blue John veins and stalactite formations. It wasn't the hugest cave/mine but that's...More

Thank molari
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited last Saturday and only had to wait 5 minutes until the next tour. The fact that the tour guide was one of the few people who mine in the caverns made him very knowledgable and he was fascinating to listen to, he was...More

Thank Veggievampire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a brill visit to Treak Cliff a few weeks ago. The queues at the other caves were massive so opted for this one nearby halfway up a mountain, and so glad we did. Our guide was so knowledgeable and the fact that this was...More

Thank paddy121972
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went last weekend and absolutely loved it! Have been to Speedwell and Blue John mine's several years ago, and have to say of the 4 Blue John caverns in the Castleton area this is by far my favourite! Slightly further out of the village than...More

Thank samcosham
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Sheila C
31 August 2016|
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Response from Marie-Anne S | Reviewed this property |
To access it's a very steep path with s gross isn't of about 1:3. The path is about 500 yards long. That just to get to the entrance. Definitely not a place to visit unless you are able to walk up and down steep inclines.
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16 June 2016|
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Response from DaisyBoyd24 | Reviewed this property |
I took my Border Collie on a tour and there was a Yorkshire Terrier also in the group. They were both fine but our tour guide did say they've had dogs howl the whole way round as don't like the dark and the water dripping... More
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