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Blue John Cavern

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Address: Mam Tor, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WA, England
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This unique stone is mined and transformed here.

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Friendly staff and Nice cavern.

You won't see a ton of stalactites, or stalagmites here, but you'll see a very interesting glacial cave, a vein of Blue John, and get a great tour from one of their friendly, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Tim L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You won't see a ton of stalactites, or stalagmites here, but you'll see a very interesting glacial cave, a vein of Blue John, and get a great tour from one of their friendly, and knowledgeable guides. The tour is about an hour of walking and standing, you descend and climb over 300 steps in total, and a lot of good... More 

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Winchfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What can you possibly do in the Peak District on a wet and windy afternoon in February? All of the Castleton caverns were open, but as this was the only one we'd never been to, we decided to give it a try. The walk from the car park was a bit blustery, but we'd phoned ahead from the cafe and... More 

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manchester, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited today and in summary it's very expensive for what it is. Essentially going down a lot of steps to come all the way back up again. Guide was factual but not interesting to listen to so quite 'dry' and kept referring to being on the 'tourist route'. Unfortunately I wouldn't recommend.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took the children here at half term. Hard to believe we've never visited before, it's so close to home. Long, damp descent but tour guide very informative. Very different from caves of stalactites we've visited abroad (it's Derbyshire - it's wet!). Would recommend for anyone who doesn't mind climbing up and down lot of damp steps (there's a rail) and... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This series of Caves is just fantastic. A genuinely interesting, well presented natural tourist attraction. The guide for our tour, Chris, was brilliant - funny, informative, knowledgeable and paced it just right. You need a bit of leg strength to make the climb back up out of the Cavern but it's worth it and the pace is steady. Our 11... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent half-term trip with our 9 year old grandson into a working mine. The tour guide was very informative and made the commentary interesting, even for the young children. The walk through the mine is pretty steep and narrow with a lot of steps although there are a number of stops. The floor is quite wet in places can be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent tour long & narrow. Mined your head . You travel down nearly 300 steps into 3 caverns . Not for the faint hearted . Many thanks for your help Brian taking us down 300 feet and many years

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Thank Dec K
Bude, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent trip down a working mine made even better by the humour and expertise of the guide. Must say it is a hard trek down and even harder back up.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with my wife and 1.5 year old son. Not the most practical location for a little one but we made it work and it was worth a little extra effort. The tour guide was very friendly, personable knowledgeable and made the whole experience more immersive. Lots of steep steps so some fitness level is required but if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great visit ... went down through the naturally carved out caverns to see where the Blue John stone is still mined ... staff are lovely

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