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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
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Great place to visit. Caverns are easily accessible whist Solomn's temple is a vigorous climb to a summit with great views.

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit. Caverns are easily accessible whist Solomn's temple is a vigorous climb to a summit with great views.

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Thank Martin L
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well the weather was terrible so a tour of the caves seemed like a good idea. I was a bit afraid that the guided tour could be either over serious or cringe worthy but our guide Martin struck a great balance being interesting and informative with a bit of fun for the kids. The cave system is fascinating with some... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

not much to see but overall a very nice day out . the walk from here to solomons temple was a delight ..

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with daughter and granddaughter to visit father christmas - awww it was lovely. A set time and price with a gift for little one. Photo opportunity not to be missed.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we arrived in Buxton on Good Friday. It was drizzly and cold so decided to go to Poole's Cavern. Our guide was Austin. Only a young man but very enthusiastic and informative. It was cold down the caves as you would expect. The walkways were even and not slippery and there were railings all along. Lots to see. As it... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely cavern and a great walk up to Solomon's temple. Our tour guide was very informative :)(Lauren ).so glad we decided to drive out to Buxton on the 10th April.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Rain was forecast so we decided we needed an indoor activity and this really fitted the bill. The guide was very enthusiastic and the tour through the cavern was informative and entertaining. As it was the Easter weekend there were bunnies at various spots in the caverns which all added to the fun. The guide made it clear that anyone... More 

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Thank Ruth G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great 45-50 minute tour by the very enthusiastic and knowledgable Austin. As its Easter the staff had hidden stuffed toy rabbits for the kids to count. There are some steps - maybe 10 or 11 through the whole tour - but mostly flat and no more than 4 steps at any one time. Cold (obviously) inside so if its... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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All day parking in fairly large car park is £3. Poole Cavern is well worth a visit (family of 4 =£26). Excellent tour guide (Luke) very knowledgeable and fascinating info. Ate in cafe which as reasonably priced, food was of good quality. Special today beef chilli & crusty bread & was apparently lovely. Staff all polite & very friendly. We... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really interesting tour of the Cavern, great for a rainy day! Learned lots and the guide made it interesting.

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