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Beer Quarry Caves

Quarry Lane | Beer, Devon, Beer, Seaton EX12 3AT, England
+44 1297 680282
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Amazing place. Wrap up warm though.

This is a fascinating place, visits are by guided tour only, check the website/phone for times etc... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wheresmebus
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
A gem of a place

No better place to explore on a damp Devon holiday morning! Fascinating, interesting and superb... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gpd2
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“guided tour” (45 reviews)
“roman times” (38 reviews)
“wrap up warm” (31 reviews)
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Quarry Lane | Beer, Devon, Beer, Seaton EX12 3AT, England
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+44 1297 680282
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a fascinating place, visits are by guided tour only, check the website/phone for times etc. There’s a small café at the start, chemical loos in the car park. Sophisticated this ain’t, but we thought it was well worth seeking out and visiting. Wrap...More

Thank Wheresmebus
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

No better place to explore on a damp Devon holiday morning! Fascinating, interesting and superb guides. Even out 11 year old daughter was in awe of the place!!! Can't believe we've never been before. Very highly recommend.

Thank Gpd2
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I live in Exeter but took my friend here and we had an amazing time! What a gem of a spot. Our guide, Steve, I think, brought the whole scene to life and was full of information. It was captivating! It's a chilly 7-8 degrees...More

Thank Josephine C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We thought we were going to be given a walk around and underground quarry but that was just a small part of it. Our guide, David showed us in great detail what this quarry had seen through its life and, to be honest I was...More

Thank Mike_Howles
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed Richards guided tour he was really informative and funny, helpful and friendly to. Well worth it had a great time taking in the history of the place its impressive how the stone was mined by hand (though they did use gunpowder to)...More

Thank casey7862016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth a Visit, not really for younger children as I would imagine they would get bored . I had an 11 and 14 yr old and they both found it interesting and took it all in . You have a tor of the caves...More

Thank LLFP
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cold place, but ponchos can be borrowed. Really impressive and the guide made it worth while. Full of history.

Thank Anna K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent hour-long guided tour, explaining Roman origins, how the stone was mined, and where the stone is used

Thank DorsetTedwood
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time. The tour is approx 1 hour. Well worth it, you see the history hard work that goes into it. Highly recommend. Don't forget a woolly jumper even if it's hot outside, it does get nippy in there.

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a wet day so we were looking for a dry place to visit with the family but the caves were so much more. The guide was excellent witty and informative and the caves themselves were amazing.

Thank POLLYK4T
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Alicia H
9 August 2017|
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Response from Hilary P | Reviewed this property |
I do not think dogs can come on the tour. That is a shame because there used to be loads of horses there back in the day. Our tour guide was more than a bit opinionated. If you do go I hope you have better luck H x
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Maree H
6 August 2017|
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Response from Claire B | Reviewed this property |
Generally hourly on the half hour but they added extra tours when we went because it busy.
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Emma W
25 July 2017|
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This is an underground mine....... No, the site is not wheelchair friendly.
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