Creswell Crags
Creswell Crags
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Walk in the footsteps of the Ice Age hunter and enter a world of fire and flint. Discover a legacy etched in stone with cave art 10,000 years older than the pyramids, and medieval Witch Marks as a reminder of more superstitious times. Explore life on the edge of the Ice Age world. Creswell Crags features the only authenticated Ice Age cave art in Britain. Stone tools and remains of animals found in the caves by archaeologists provide evidence for a fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago. Robin Hood Cave has more apotropaic Witch Marks than anywhere else in the UK. The unique archaeology, geology, wildlife and fauna have resulted in Creswell Crags being one of the most protected sites in the UK. The beautiful natural landscape is also popular with walkers and boasts a variety of rare species. Visit the museum or book a cave tour. See website for details.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Chris C
    Worksop, United Kingdom45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing tour
    Thoroughly enjoyed our tour into Robins Hoods cave. Very knowledgable, friendly guide who pitched excellently to all age groups with engaging humour. Felt honoured and proud to be visiting the most northern caves in the world with art and where woolly mammoths, lions, bears and hyenas had roamed in the past. The gorge is a beautiful well kept area and well worth a visit. Volunteer staff who we met were very friendly and informative. Visitor centre provides great information with interactive play for children. Enjoyed a lovely walk through the car park to the Welbeck Estate farmshop and art gallery. We had a great day out and would definietly recommend.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 May 2023
  • Heather B
    36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stoneage Storytime
    Always a fantastic day out at Creswell Crags. This visit was for a special edition of Stoneage Storytime, looking at art in the caves and reading stories about the first pictures. Incredible to see art that is THOUSANDS of years old. Stoneage Storytime is bookable on the website, great fun for kids and adults alike. Lots of new stories and sometimes an old favourite. Definitely recommended!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 May 2023
  • TravelBugMin
    38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating Ice Age Cave Art tour for the family
    Took the kids (7 and 11) and my parents on the Ice Age cave art tour and it's really a very interesting experience. Our guide John is a fantastic story teller. Not only do we get a good idea behind the discovery of the cave arts, he also patiently ensured that we all could see the artwork. It's really remarkable how the art came about and how it was discovered. There was no way we could have gotten access into church hole cave to see it unless we join the tour (it's about 1.5h long as we were asking so much questions). Strongly encourage anyone who is interested in the caves to go on this tour. The walk to the cave is very easy and along a very beatiful river that's filled with ducks.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 June 2023
  • Faye K
    Yorkshire, United Kingdom206 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mammoth Charm
    What a magnificent, magical place. We visited with friends for a walk & picnic and admired the stunning landscape. I’d also booked a cave art tour in advance which far exceeded expectations. A superb, knowledgeable archeologist guide explained the fascinating prehistory and recent history of the cave network. The visitors’ centre was another layer of high quality information & a pretty shop. Plus excellent coffees & cake on the dog -friendly terrace to round off the day. This place is a hidden gem which deserves to benefit from world heritage status.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 June 2023
  • Grey W
    Castle Donington, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great day out!
    Visited today and had a wonderful tour of Robin Hoods cave, the tour guide was fun, friendly and informative. The lake is also very beautiful as is the surrounding area I could spend hours there alone. The staff were very helpful and the girls in the cafe were very quick with our order. Loved every minute and will definitely recommend a visit to friends and family.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 8 July 2023
  • Mike509Red
    St. Albans, United Kingdom51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to visit
    Great place to visit, really interesting. Good little museum, nice short walk and beauty spot, good cafe and, most of all, really interesting caves. We went round two of them with Hannah, and learnt a lot about our Palaeolithic ancestors.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Liz C
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant day out
    Outstanding visit today. I took 4 11 year old boys and we booked onto the Witch Cave tour. Jo was our guide and she was nothing short of amazing. We were the only ones on the tour and she answered all their questions and kept them thoroughly entertained. Great cafe, loads of seating and the boys also enjoyed the gift shop!! The whole site is really well maintained. We will return.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 August 2023
  • MrsP2366
    Suffolk, United Kingdom128 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning site
    Visited this amazing site on a beautiful sunny day in August, it was breathtakingly beautiful! My husband did the ice age art cave tour and said it was excellent . I walked around the lake which was gorgeous. We both had lunch in the cafe and were seriously impressed by the outstanding vegan flatbread sandwiches which we had….best sandwiches ever and really reasonably priced. All the staff were friendly and welcoming. Superb place to visit, cannot recommend highly enough !
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Brycey24
    36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful scenery
    Beautiful place with a lovely walk around a lovely lake. Took us approx 30 mins to walk around the lake and listen to the audio stations outside some of the caves. There is a pleasant 1 hour loop walk which takes you out into a wheat field, into a woodland area and finally along the lake and caves. Fit those wanting a bit more there’s also a 2hr walk. You couldn’t go in the caves unless you joined one of the guided cave tours that we could see in operation but didn’t join. There’s also a cafe on site with dog friendly seating outside. £4 to park our car.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Samantha E
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see!
    Fantastic visit, highly recommend booking a cave tour - we chose ‘art in the ice age’ and it was fascinating. Our guide Simon was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and he really did transport us back in time. Simon really conveyed his passion and care for the site. The gorge is a haven of flora and fauna and a peaceful setting for a stroll. The visitor centre is well equipped with a cafe and small museum. If you’ve enjoyed watching the series Earth on BBC then this is the place for you!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 August 2023
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TJ
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Our visit to Cresswell Crags was a perfect day out. Even in bad weather we loved feeding the ducks at the pond and having icecream at the cafe.
The best part of our trip was the Cave Tour. We managed to go on the ice age cave tour, and our tour guide Sarah Lee was fantastic and engaging! We learned a lot, and even saw a little bit of cave art!
It was a really good day out and I would love to visit again!
Written 16 May 2024
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Laura G
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Absolutely gorgeous place to visit 😍😍 Loved it here and so did the kids, great little museum and some eerie caves to explore..
Amazing scenery and beautiful waters, could not think of a nicer place to be.
Written 6 May 2024
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Camper286925
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We had a brilliant family day out, starting with the cave art tour which was totally fascinating, a lovely walk around the lake and gorge which are beautiful, a great coffee and cake in the cafe, an interesting look at the exhibits and a look to round the books and gift shop which my kids loved and I bought a book I can’t wait to read to find out more. An excellent day out.
Written 6 May 2024
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Dave
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
When you read on the website that you are going in to a cave, that part is true but that really is all it is. Our tour guide was very limited on her knowledge & it was obvious that she was winging it at times.
The price is very expensive for what it is.
Personally, I wouldn’t go again or recommend it based on the price & my experience
Written 5 May 2024
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Kirsty MB
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Had an amazing hour doing the Ice Age Cave Tour. We loved every minute, John our guide was funny and informative and so good with our 2 boys who also loved it! Definitely recommend!
Written 27 April 2024
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Daniel M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We visited today as a family of 4, two children 10&12, the ice age cave tour was really interesting and informative. John the guide was excellent in both his personality and his knowledge of the subject, would definitely recommend!
Written 27 April 2024
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Lynda G
Bedworth14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Stopped off here for a short break while travelling north, as it is not far off the M1. I wish we had had more time. I was expecting a shed in the corner of a car park, but there is a very modern visitor centre, a museum, great cafe and gift shop. It is a lovely walk through the crags, around the lake, and we could see inside the caves. The museum is great with interactive exhibits. We hope to visit again when we have more time.
Written 26 April 2024
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Michael N
82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We enjoyed a lovely walk by the Crags and around the lake. Very peaceful. Cafe was reasonably priced with outside seating. Due to lots of schoolchildren we had to wait till 3 pm for one of the three cave tours. (It would be a good idea to book your tour online). The tour with Hannah was worth the wait and was ninety minutes well spent. Her enthusiasm and knowledge brought the ancient landscape to life. We will be back to see the other two caves. Highly recommended
Written 26 April 2024
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Jo O
Fulbeck, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
My husband is fascinated by cave art and has always wanted to visit Creswell Crags so I arranged a birthday visit to take in all three tours. We did ‘Art in the Ice Age’ as a private tour, and the ‘Witch Marks’ and ‘Life in the Ice Age’ we did as public tours. Lucy helped me book it and worked out the agenda for the perfect day. Hannah took us for all the tours and is incredibly knowledgeable and extremely passionate about her subject being an archaeologist herself. The museum there is very well presented. We learned so much! The cafe serves tasty treats. It was a superb day! Thank you all at Creswell Crags we had a wonderful time and we’ll be back soon.
Written 10 April 2024
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Mary N
Bolton, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Great visit with 2 grandchildren aged 10 and 7. Our guide, Hannah, gave a truly inspiring account, full of facts and enthusiasm about the people who lived here 12000 years. We were encouraged to think of them as people like ourselves dealing with a very different way of life. Thank you. We will return to see some of the other caves.
Written 2 April 2024
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