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Peak Cavern

Castleton, S33 8WS, England
44 1433 620 285
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Ranked #8 of 18 attractions in Hope Valley
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Description: This cave was also known as "The Devil's Arse" by the rope-makers that worked at its entrance for centuries.
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We chose to visit this one of the four caves as it is the most central one in Castleton and were not disappointed. First impression of the attraction is that it doesn't look much and is a bit run down BUT once our guide got talking she had us all entranced with her stories and historical information. Very interesting hour... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Your guide was excellent. Really enjoyed the stories about the rope makers and demonstration of making rope. The cavern itself was also really interesting and the further stories were enjoyable. My 7 year old loved it especially the alternative name for the cavern and the reasons why it was called so!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We visited the cavern unplanned and were blown away. The tour guide was very animated in his voice and made the visit very interesting, even for our two children aged 6 and 2. The rope making demo was a great insight into the past and worth seeing more than it sounds, and the actual cavern tour was highly interesting seeing... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We visited on a whim, however found it to be a great attraction. Our tour guide was outstanding, she made everyone welcome and was a real character. The tour starts with a small history of the cave and a demonstration in rope making (a lot more interesting than it sounds). The whole tour took around an hour and a half,... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Peak Cavern was a great little trip, made really interesting by the guide, Max, who took us in. The cave was full of interesting features and it started with a really good demonstration in ropemaking. The chap who took us round was a really lovely guy who was both engaging and enthusiastic

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Derbys
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

This is on my doorstep but for whatever reason have never visited it but myself the wife and my two children (9/5) went last week at half term and loved it, the guide Ben was really knowledgable and got all the children engaged in the rope making. This place is well worth visiting and I know they do a joint... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Like one of the previous reviewers my wife and I together with another couple were given a tour of the cavern by Max who was first rate. A truly fascinating experience

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Manchester
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

My wife and I visited here in January. We arrived as it opened at 10am and this meant no crowds. We got a private tour of the cave and have to say the young man who guided us was very informative and friendly. We made rope (which we were able to keep) which was great fun and really enjoyed the... More

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Leicester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We took the children, 5 & 8, and were introduced to the art of rope making which was really interesting, then a walk down into the depths of Peak Cavern where our young guide, Sam, entertained us with amusing stories alongside information about the cavern and the people who worked there in the past.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I had been to Peak Cavern before, many years before, as part of a larger tour through the caves. This time around myself and three others went as part of a group and were the only ones on the tour. The tour guide, Max, was fantastic and told us about the cavern's history, about it's natural formation and about some... More

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