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Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park

Green Lane, Buxton SK17 9DH, England
+44 1298 26978
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Stalactites, crystals and vast caverns

This is a wonder of the natural world , the sights are pretty amazing - the guide was very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
north east scotland
Most Interesting.

Great cave to explore, and the guides are very knowledgeable. It's quite cold inside, so wear... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Green Lane, Buxton SK17 9DH, England
+44 1298 26978
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a wonder of the natural world , the sights are pretty amazing - the guide was very informative - a good few hours of entertainment and education. You certainly get an idea of how insignificant we humans are in the time scale of...More

Thank yandinazetland
Reviewed yesterday

Great cave to explore, and the guides are very knowledgeable. It's quite cold inside, so wear something warm, also water can drip from the cave roof ( how else would the stalactites form?) so wear a hat. There is a cafe at the entrance building...More

Thank mr-harris
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a fantastic place to visit. The walk is a bit up hill but well worth it as the views are breathtaking, from Solomons Temple. The information boards are good to read. We went into the caves guys, looked at the stalactites guys, the various...More

Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited in may, first thing on a sunday. Arriving about 25 minutes before the first tour was clearly inconvenient to the lady who worked there who was ignorant and downright rude to the point of ignoring us, as was the man who was working...More

Thank marisek19
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour is very interesting and well worth a visit. The guides are all lovely. It's quite cold in the cave (and sometimes wet) so make sure you have a jacket with you. There is also a cafe where you can enjoy warm drinks and...More

Thank Kosty L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at the cafe which was okay. Menu seemed to be standard fare; mainly sandwiches, toasties and soup. We then moved onto the cavern tour. Our guide was both enthusiastic and knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed it. His enthusiasm was infectious and we...More

1  Thank Melanie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went round here twice in two days, loads and loads of different woods paths to visit with dogs Can even go up to top and climb inside a little castle too

Thank Dean C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

People's Cavern (named after outlaw Poole) was inhabited >2000 years ago, and later operated as a Victorian oddity. It finally closed in 1965, and reopened in 1977 managed by the town's civic society. Parking is adjacent (£2 for 4 hours), and admission charged upon entrance....More

3  Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting place to visit. You have a guide to show you round and he had lots to tell us. would recommend it as a family visit.

Thank enid58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the dude with the pony tail (Ashley?) showing us around the caves. If you're lucky enough to have him as a guide, you won't be disappointed. He was utterly brilliant, and a credit to the caves. We had a super time. Thank you....More

Thank EllaPea
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1 July 2017|
Response from Alan W | Property representative |
Hi, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and Ewan's tour, hes a lovely lad. We train all our staff to a very high standard and their natural enthusiasm for the cavern is often mentioned in reviews which we are very proud of so... More
11 May 2017|
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Response from Samantha H | Reviewed this property |
Hi :) I wouldn't have thought so because it is pretty dark in there... I've just checked the website also, and they state in their FAQ page: We regret that we are unable to allow dogs on the underground cave tour except... More
18 March 2017|
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Response from Kathryn G | Reviewed this property |
Hi the paths are not steep just a few steps at the beginning of the tour but there is no where to sit down unfortunately.