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fascinating look into the depths..... very wet so beware!

We have never been down any of the celebrated caverns in Castleton so we decided to finally give it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Looking back in time!

Lots of reviews saying it’s ok but not great, I’m guessing they’re people that want to see a gem... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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This unique stone is mined and transformed here.
Mam Tor, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WA, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I tried to visit Blue John Cavern today, my attention having been drawn by a promotional leaflet left in the holiday Cottage I was staying. The leaflet (produced by Blue John Cavern) clearly stated that the last tour would take place at 3.30pm, but they...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have never been down any of the celebrated caverns in Castleton so we decided to finally give it a go. Faced with the choice of four different locations - the others were Peak Cavern, Treak Cliff Cavern and Speedwell Cavern (the one where you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with family consisting of five adults 2 children. Was expensive £12 a adult £8 a child I don’t usually moan about the price. we went down the mine for a hour watched them make some rope then explored into the depths of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CraigM3376
Lesley O, Manager at Blue John Cavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sir/Madam, I think you are reviewing the wrong Cavern! We are Blue John Cavern, we do not make rope down our cave!! I think you are referring to the one in the village.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of reviews saying it’s ok but not great, I’m guessing they’re people that want to see a gem filled cavern with sparkly things from a film. I loved it! Going 300ft into the earth, seeing layers of volcanic ash, veins of crystals and looking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff, dog friendly, beautifully maintained - on the expensive side for a short tour Free parking available on the road with a short walk to the caves, basic refreshments available and well stocked shop using the Blue-John stone. The guide (Alex) was enthusiastic and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michelle_6868
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

A very interesting trip down the Blue John Cavern with a knowledgeable guide. Bear in mind there are a lot of steps if you have health issues. The guide broke these down into manageable sections with breaks in between. We took our Spaniel down and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Glitzyfish
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Just visited the Carvern and what a wonderful place. Amazing to see what nature has created over time. Tour guide was first class, very knowledgable and very good interaction with the group.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PaulM802
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Really enjoyed our visit. The fact that they still use real guides (as opposed to recorded tours on headsets) makes such a difference. Well done! Please keep this. We took our dog into the cave and he was absolutely fine. His tail wagged all the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Martyn T
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

The actual Cave/Mine was amazing and very interesting! £12 is quite a lot of money for an hour’s tour so we expected the information in the tour to be good. Our tour guide was fairly awful, he gave rude/abrupt answers when people asked questions. Often...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Emma A
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This is the last of the Castleton caverns we have visited over a few years. Each offers something significantly different and each is worth visiting, including Blue John Cavern (we had started to become a little sceptical about that but were pleasantly surprised) Entrance is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Shaun H
14 September 2018|
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Response from Mr-Misty47 | Reviewed this property |
Summer opening times 9.30am (first tour 9.45am) Daily Weekday Closing 3.30pm (please arrive by 3.15pm) Monday - Friday Weekend Closing 4.00pm (please arrive by3.45pm) Adults £12.00 Children £6.00 Senior Citizens... More
5 August 2018|
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Response from Lucy S | Reviewed this property |
Guided tours only due to health and safety.
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.