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Speedwell Cavern

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A Boat Trip Underground

A long flight of stairs and a low narrow tunnel for the boats to travel along, and sometimes a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phil E
Harry Potter experience

Felt like we were in a Harry Potter movie as we walked down the stairs to the magically lit mooring... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
landrovermike
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Speedwell Cavern is set at the foot of the spectacular Winnats Pass, high above the village of Castleton. You go down 106 steps and board a boat that takes you through the workings of a 230 year old lead mine. Your guide recounts what it must have...more
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Speedwell Cavern Winnat's Pass, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WA, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our children really enjoyed their trip to speedwell cavern, especially due to our tour guide nigel! He was so good with the children and made the trip really exciting for them by singing songs, telling stories and showing them his superman skills! Would thoroughly recommend...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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BenH-Speedwell, Manager at Speedwell Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you all enjoyed your visit down the cave! We hope Nigel's singing wasn't too scary!!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a really fun and interesting tour with Nigel. There were four of us and a baby and we thought that they were really lovely and accommodating about us bringing a baby down the mine. Nigel gave a funny, well explained tour of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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BenH-Speedwell, Manager at Speedwell Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your tour and hope you had a very Happy Birthday! Your kind comments have been passed on to Nigel.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very funny tour with Felix. A laugh a minute 😄. Quite exciting going along the tunnel. Just be aware that if you’re not a small person you need to watch your head.

Date of experience: January 2019
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BenH-Speedwell, Manager at Speedwell Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your tour and have passed your comments onto Felix.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A long flight of stairs and a low narrow tunnel for the boats to travel along, and sometimes a cramped wait at "halfway house". Some of the fun was taken away when leg power was replaced by the outboard motors, but still an interesting look...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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BenH-Speedwell, Manager at Speedwell Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, We're glad to hear you enjoyed your tour. Unfortunately, due to a series of related back injuries, our guides stopped foot pushing the tours in the late 80's, that being said, all guides are trained to use this method as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic trip down our first cavern. Lovely guide to tell us all the history. Recommend to anyone wanting to know about the old mines. Too marks.

Date of experience: January 2019
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BenH-Speedwell, Manager at Speedwell Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your tour and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 4 of us had the luxury of receiving a private boat tour today with the energetic and informative guide Nigel. We got to learn so much about lead mining and the awful conditions people were expected to work. We even got to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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BenH-Speedwell, Manager at Speedwell Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We're glad you found the trip informative and we hope to see you again! Your comments have been passed on to Nigel.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Felt like we were in a Harry Potter movie as we walked down the stairs to the magically lit mooring where a boat was bobbing about waiting for us. We then set off into the dark tunnel, wondering if Dobby would surprise us at the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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BenH-Speedwell, Manager at Speedwell Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit down the cave and found it as magical as you did! We hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Experience! The Mining in the 17th century experience was amazing. The Tour guide was a great story teller. Absolutely loved it. Peter (the tour guide) made the entire tour worth it. He was well informed and made us felt that we were in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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BenH-Speedwell, Manager at Speedwell Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your tour and have passed your kind comments on to Nigel! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyable experience. We went around Christmas time and they allowed us to have our own boat which was really great. The guide Nigel was really friendly and knowledgeable on the caverns giving us good information whilst making the trip fun!

Date of experience: December 2018
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BenH-Speedwell, Manager at Speedwell Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your small p[private tour with Nigel, your comments have been passed onto him. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grandson and grandad visited on 5th Jan 2019, we arrived a little early but we're told "no problem this is Alex follow him" Alex was a star he explained loads of facts about the mine workings as we went along (only the two of us...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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BenH-Speedwell, Manager at Speedwell Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit down the cave and hope to see you again in the future! your comments have been passed onto Alex.

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KateT0307
27 October 2018|
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Response from BenH-Speedwell | Property representative |
At the moment out car park machine is currently out of order due to vandalism. Car park tickets can be purchased in the gift shop on site and can be paid using cash or card, providing the card is contactless.
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Heath19672014
24 July 2018|
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Response from BenH-Speedwell | Property representative |
Unfortunately due to the nature of the mine access is limited. There are 106 steps down to, and back up from, the boat. There are handrails on both sides of the steps and there is absolutely no rush to get down or up.
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Ashleigh A
16 July 2018|
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Response from BenH-Speedwell | Property representative |
There is no weight limit for the tour.
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