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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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This is a great little place to visit, just a shortish stroll from Buxton town centre. Really impressive inside and an interesting tour. The cafe attached to the cavern is nice... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great little place to visit, just a shortish stroll from Buxton town centre. Really impressive inside and an interesting tour. The cafe attached to the cavern is nice, and if you sit by the window you can watch birds and cunning squirrels on the feeders, which was a real delight!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went as part of a short stay in the Peak District and had a great time. Parking was great value (2quid for 4hrs!) and the staff are very friendly. Our tour guide was incredibly entertaining; he clearly has a lot of passion for what he does and this shines through. For someone with such a short attention span he... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a great visit - unexpected as it looked touristy from the outside. An interesting way of seeing Caverns especially if you dont fancy potholing, and informative. Visit lasts about 50 minutes and that is the right slice

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited Poole's cavern this week and thoroughly enjoyed the 45 minute tour. The guy leading the tour was excellent.He gave an excellent narrative explaining the history and geology of the cavern. The cafe area and surrounding area are very good and I'd also suggest you take a walk up to Solomon's Temple.

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2 Thank Brian C
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved our tour of the cavern. So many interesting stories about its history and geology.Lauren was very entertaining. Also enjoyed a hike around the park while the kids had a fantastic time at Go Ape. Well worth the trip.

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1 Thank viv-JJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my 3 children enjoyed our visit to the cavern. The guide was very knowledgeable and could answer all questions. Very interesting to find out the history of the cavern and the surrounding area. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Cath M
Marbella, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Buxton and don't visist Poole's cavern you have missed the jewel in the crown. It's an amazing cave complex with entertaining and informative guides. Don't miss it!!

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Shropshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fab afternoon interest, well worth a tour. Austin is a great guide very informative and inspiring, imagination overdrive 😬 will recommend to friends

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a Monday and the attraction seemed very popular. Our group had Lauren as a tour guide and she was fantastic and kept the children engaged and amused all the way round. Very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff. Will definitely be back!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group of 2 grandparents, 5 adults and three children under the age of 3 all found this place fascinating. Two of the children were in prams and the steps inside the Cavern are easy to navigate. Austin, our guide, was brilliant, funny and very informative. He had the interest of the entire group from the moment he told us... More 

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