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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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A great way to spend an afternoon

We booked a guide at this cavern, having seen quite a few in the Peaks. We had a great guide (Gil) who really knew what he was talking about and injected much humour into his... read more

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked a guide at this cavern, having seen quite a few in the Peaks. We had a great guide (Gil) who really knew what he was talking about and injected much humour into his informative session. There was no hurry and he was willing to answer any questions. I loved when he showed what it would have been like... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our walk through the caves, the hour flew by. Lauren was very knowledgeable and made the visit very interesting. We would definitely go again to see the caves at a different time of year, which the year long ticket will let us do. Thanks.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our trip here, plenty of parking but there is a £2 charge to park the machine only accepts cash not cards so have some change with you. The Cavern is accessible on an hour long tour which seems to depart every two hours so time it well, we got there just in time. The guided tour is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited midweek in winter so our tour group was small, our guide Laura (I think) was great and even though the tour was aimed at older children and adults she involved our 5 year old as much as possible which was great as she has not stopped talking about it. The cavern itself is incredible, we will definitely be visiting... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walk upto Solomon's Temple for fantastic views of the surrounding area, woods to walk through, followed by a trip down Poole's Cavern and excellent food in the café. Added advantage sit and watch the birds and squirrels perform acrobatic displays while you eat! Very clean toilet facilities and plenty of parking.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Certainly well worth a visit we took our Grandaughters who at the time where 9 and 7. They found it very interesting and magical. Wrap up warm, you would enjoy it better.

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1 Thank 257brian
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited midweek so our tour group was small, our guide Ashley with brilliant, he made the tour funny and very interesting. The cavern itself is incredible, we will definitely be visiting again!

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1 Thank Lewis-reed
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited over Christmas as a family and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide was very good and made it very child friendly. We went with two 2 year olds, a 4 year old and a 6 year old. They enjoyed themselves and the cavern was very accessible with very few steps.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Near to Buxton with easy parking, £3 all day. Cave tours by guide only, ours was Ashley, which really enhances the whole experience. Ashley was particularly knowledgeable and entertaining. The history was really fascinating. Tour takes about 45 minutes which leaves plenty of time to walk up to Solomon's Temple and take in the view - stiff walk but worth... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with my sister and nephews to see Santa in his grotto. The decorations in the cave were absolutely amazing, way more than I expected. All of the staff were really friendly and interacted well with the children. The cafe staff were also lovely and followed me with the drinks that I had left on the counter due to being... More 

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