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Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park

Green Lane, Buxton SK17 9DH, England
+44 1298 26978
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Just a short walk from the hotel

Having arrived and deciding to just park the car up for a couple of days, we found ourselves... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Geraldine S
London, United Kingdom
Worth a look.

This is a good half day out. Our guide on the tour of the cave was brilliant- pitching it at a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Emma J Dunn
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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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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Green Lane, Buxton SK17 9DH, England
+44 1298 26978
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Reviewed yesterday

Having arrived and deciding to just park the car up for a couple of days, we found ourselves walking to the caverns. The size though not impressive was made up for by the interesting guide. The back story and trip through the caverns history was...More

Thank Geraldine S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a good half day out. Our guide on the tour of the cave was brilliant- pitching it at a level for the young childrn that were in our group so they were kept engaged & informed. The cave is the most easily accessible...More

Thank Emma J Dunn
Reviewed 5 days ago

Do you have an attraction in your town that you intentionally or unintentionally avoid? I think we all do, but I have discovered that it is a mistake to do so. Poole's Cavern is a wonderful little getaway with some outdoor activities (GoApe), Solomons Temple...More

Thank Dennis B
Alan W, General Manager at Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind words Dennis, Buxton has so many hidden gems to discover as well as Poole's Cavern. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent £24 for 3 of us to do a guided tour. While the place was stunning to look at the tour was very dull and clearly drawn out to keep us there for longer making us feel like we got the moneys worth. Had...More

Thank gary w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time I have ever stepped foot in a cave and its unreal, the guide who took us round was brilliant. The tour lasted around 40 minutes and was definitely worth the money! The guide went into alot of detail about the history of the...More

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For those of us that are getting on and a little less able than we would like to be, going underground into a cave may seem daunting. However Pooles Cavern presents very little difficulty and the friendly staff are patient and helpful. Our guide was...More

Thank andyandkaths
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Pooles Cavern on a Sunday. The ticket fee was great value and the ticket lasts for a full year. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The cavern itself was breathtaking and a real must see!

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great attraction if you are staying in or near Buxton, the guided tour was about an hour with lots of interesting formations being pointed out by the guide. There's also a nice tea room, small museum and well stocked shop. You can also visit the...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It added some extra fun to the day and sheltered us from the rain for a bit! I would definitely recommend to travellers to the area.

Thank Jessica V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fun way to spend an hour or so if you are visiting Buxton. This isn't weather dependent which is great if the weather is a bit off outside and you still want to do some exploring. The tour guide that we had was really...More

Thank Juliette D
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Are gods allowed in? Thanks!
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
Are the paths steep. I have recently had hip replacement so am walking with a stick. Also Is there anywhere on the tour to sit down if I need to
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.
Jo E
Hi I get a little clostraphobic and wondered if this suitable, are there closed small spaces or do you think it would be ok ? Many Thanks in advance
7 January 2017|
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Response from Alan W | Property representative |
Hi, the cavern is very large like a cathedral with a short entrance tunnel about 6 ' high. It's well lit and although it's a guided tour you can leave at any point if you feel uncomfortable. We turn off the lights at the end... More