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Blue John Cavern

Mam Tor, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WA, England
+44 1433 620638
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Knowledge able guide and interesting tour

We started from the Swiss house in the morning and arrived there. A car park is near by. We had... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rotkreuz, Switzerland
A little underwhelming - but definitely not awful

Tickets were £12 and the tour lasted for 30/40 minuets. Very cold down there so dont forget your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Zoe E
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This unique stone is mined and transformed here.
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  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
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Mam Tor, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WA, England
+44 1433 620638

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We started from the Swiss house in the morning and arrived there. A car park is near by. We had luck and had a small group with about 8 people. Our guide was an older man and he really gave a lot of interesting information...More

Thank nobbyww
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tickets were £12 and the tour lasted for 30/40 minuets. Very cold down there so dont forget your jumper. Tour guide was friendly and the walk down to the caverns was narrow and very steep. Interesting and good fun although we found it a little...More

Thank Zoe E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great and informative guide. Many steps to go up and down, but our guide did not rush anyone. Amazing caves going very deep and even more amazing when you look up and realise how deep they are. The Blue John has nearly all...More

Thank Aussie64555
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fortunately I had the opportunity to visit this cavern. We had Katy as a guide and she was very informative and enthusiastic, she definitely show that she loves the history behind the cavern. It was worth the visit. The country site of this area is...More

Thank Tatiana R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour lasted one hour, parking was free which is great. Have to say we were disappointed, it said there was a cafe this was closed(Saturday) the cavern was a lot of steps with only one patch of blue john, I expected to see stalagmites...More

Thank rachelmF4806NT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a most informative tour guide who made the experience very interesting. I found the whole trip fascinating and despite the 200 plus steps I did not find it too difficult, The shop was rather disappointing and I did not like the fact a...More

Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there as a family, down the 249 steps and back up again. We learned about the mine and how many veins of the stone there are. The tour guide was excellent, kept it fun and engaging. The shop had good products to take...More

Thank strat2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most definitely needed good walking shoes today due to awful weather. Our trip down the cavern was MADE by our guide (Jack) who was really informative, easy going and obviously enjoyed what he was doing, !

Thank Fenella B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Slightly disappointing, having made the quite strenuous walk down the 249 irregular steps and slopes, sometimes narrow, sometimes with a low roof. The Blue John was obviously mined almost to extinction so there's really not much to see. A few fossils and runs of fluor-spar,...More

1  Thank Pat F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had seen the special spring half term offer on their website so thought we'd visit the caves. The website said please bring a printed copy of the page the offer is found on the website. This seemed to be an odd request and as...More

2  Thank Sarah W
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Andrew J
Are there any pocket money gifts in the shop
20 August 2016|
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Response from ladywilding | Reviewed this property |
There is the usual selection of pocket money gifts branded for Blue John.
Richard M
I am interested in visiting more than one cave, is there a ticket that is available for combining more than one of the attractions. Rico
27 April 2016|
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Response from Robert L | Reviewed this property |
The Blue John Cavern is a stand alone ticket. In town you can visit the two caves together on a joint ticket.
Can you go to shop without buying tickets?
24 February 2016|
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Response from EvAnTiMa | Reviewed this property |
Yes as others have said but not worth going to unless you want to go into the mines or walk the local hills.