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Blue John Cavern

Mam Tor, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WA, England
+44 1433 620638
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Enjoyable few hours

We visited the attraction not really knowing what to expect. Despite many steps it was well worth... read more

Reviewed today
Philip S
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Madeira, Portugal
Great experience!

We chose this cavern because it is less touristy than the other Castleton caves and were very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sara-C-M1
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London, United Kingdom
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This unique stone is mined and transformed here.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Mam Tor, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WA, England
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Reviewed today

We visited the attraction not really knowing what to expect. Despite many steps it was well worth the exercise as we exlored many parts of the cavern and learnt so much from our superb guide Ben He mixed knowledge with a sense of humour which...More

Thank Philip S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We chose this cavern because it is less touristy than the other Castleton caves and were very easantly surprised by how interesting this tour is. Chris, our guide, was engaging and knowledgeable and had us hanging on his every word. We all felt very smug...More

Thank Sara-C-M1
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Firstly, I would strongly suggest thinking twice about visiting Blue John Cavern if you are unfit or are unsteady on your feet. The tour involves a lot of damp steps and coming back up at the end can be extremely tiring if you're not used...More

Thank JessLishman
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice experience, but a bit pricey for the time spent there. There are 4 caverns near each other and at £32-37 per visit it makes it a very dear day out for family’s

Thank cogey30
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to visit Blue John as part of our Peak District visit and we were beyond disappointed. We got there and a sign told visitors that they had to pay for the cave tour in the gift shop. The lady serving...More

Thank laruelaroux
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of being taken down the cavern by Chris, he was a dive guide spilling over with knowledge and enthusiasm. It made the place a very interesting venue indeed! You will learn a lot and enjoy the history. Add this to your...More

Thank Hotchkins
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place to visit enjoyed the tour very educational and even going down to the depths of the earth, but coming back up and all those steps didn’t think I would live to tell the tale. When I eventually recovered I must admit it was...More

Thank Lesley G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were shown around the depths of the caves by Jasmine/Yasmine? This was my wife's 1st visit and my second. I last came nearly 40 years ago when I was 8 years old with the school. Our tour guide was very informative and clearly enjoys...More

Thank Herbage
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the cavern expecting to see Stalectites and Stalagmites as suggested in the brochure and advertising. Did not see either. The journey down the cavern was over 300ft underground and quite a precarious descent. The walk down was quite slippery due to condensation,...More

Thank Darryl W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with 15 year old while staying in Castleton. Enjoyed tour - well lit with good guide. >200 stairs down and up but no issues. Saw examples of Blue John veins in cave and guide knowledgeable about history of cave.

Thank bgreen22
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laurarainbow2015
22 March 2018|
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Response from Folkie G | Reviewed this property |
For stalactites and interesting colours Pooles Cavern in Buxton is better than the Castleton caves.
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Sarah G
22 February 2018|
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Response from MrMrsSS | Reviewed this property |
Without sounding patronising, it's a set of caverns with some narrow walkways. The height of the majority of the caverns are something to behold. Don't let the first few steps deter from a fab experience. Good luck
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Andrea D
25 December 2017|
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Response from Folkie G | Reviewed this property |
We are open every day except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day (weather permitting) WINTER OPENING HOURS CURRENTLY NOW IN OPERATION FROM 19th NOVEMBER 2017 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - TOURS START AT... More
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