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Creswell Crags

Crags Rd | Welbeck, Worksop S80 3LH, England
+44 1909 720378
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So Disappointing

Used to visit before commercialised pristine condition not expected BUT covered in nettles and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Hidden Gem

Sadly not as well known as it deserves, this is a real gem perfect for that lazy weekend... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Creswell Crags is a world famous archaeological site, a limestone gorge with caves and lake, home to Britain's only known Ice Age Cave Art. This art is thought to date to about 13,000 years ago and provide a glimpse into the rich culture and fascinating life of our distant relatives. Over 100 years of archaeological work at the site has unearthed stone tools and remains of animals providing evidence for a fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age.
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Crags Rd | Welbeck, Worksop S80 3LH, England
+44 1909 720378
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Reviewed yesterday

Used to visit before commercialised pristine condition not expected BUT covered in nettles and bracken, lake full of algae part silted. Dogs off leads horses ponies even a horse and cart having access. Café roll and a coffee £7 total commercial very sad. Grant of...More

Thank Frederick111111
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sadly not as well known as it deserves, this is a real gem perfect for that lazy weekend stroll. Of course if you're into a bit of neolithic cave-spotting it's brilliant but we prefer the walk around the lake and a cuppa in the trees...More

1  Thank Mark74UK
Reviewed 5 days ago

Impressive limestone gorge with a beautiful lake and caves - plenty of information about various finds and you can also go on a tour should you wish to. The visitor centre is a very attractive building, with a really nice little cafe surrounded by trees...More

Thank janey58
Reviewed 1 week ago

Here you can see just how life was back in the Ice Age in a lovely gorge, complete with caves an lots of information.

Thank alan92017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Creswell Crags on July 8th, with two friends, one of whom is an amateur archaeologist. We booked in advance places on the two guided tours of the caves. The first one centred on the cave-dwellers, and the group had an age-range of something...More

Thank lucanor1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went mid afternoon for an ice cream walk around visitors centre and a tri to park. Lovely short adventure for kids. Pleasant staff and picturesque countryside. Informative and fun time had by all

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok and safe nice walk but not much to see , their is a cafe safe are polite and friendly, their is a car park with a volunteer fee which goes back in to the crags

Thank maz8081
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a walk and enjoyed the beautiful nature. The history of the place, going back thousands of years, is thrilling. You can imagine the ice age people living in the caves. We took the rock art guided tour and got to see the...More

Thank Mia W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fabulous day, starting with a great lunch and service in the cafe and then on to the 'Rock Art cave tour'. The guide was brilliant, very informative and brought the past back to life. The surroundings are lovely and definitely a place that...More

Thank Kathryn W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As 4 mature visitors who had first seen this site many years ago, we were overwhelmed by the scale of improvement to the area and to the visitor centre. Our superb guide took us to the Church Hall cave to see the rock art, explaining...More

Thank cwbderbyshire
Rachel W, Public Relations Manager at Creswell Crags, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you so much for your review of our site. We are so pleased you and your family enjoyed your day with us. We really appreciate your kind comments about the site and how hard we have worked to improve it all. We will...More

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Mary N
22 March 2017|
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Response from VirgoLady19 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the season and the weather conditions - not all caves are accessible, but those that are, are only open when the conditions are right. If more than one is open, the guides will take you in.
Edmund G
21 September 2016|
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Response from Lhbradshaw |
Hi, you can walk around the gorge when the centre is closed. Access from the village end near coloured cob riding school. A walk round the lake will take about 20min.
Diane D
31 August 2016|
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Response from petedafish | Reviewed this property |
they would be ok getting around but might be a little bored, - to get inside the caves you need to pay for a tour. I'd recommend the Life in the Ice ae if you're with children as this is more interactive. It lasts an hour or... More