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Peak Cavern

Castleton, S33 8WS, England
44 1433 620 285
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Ranked #8 of 19 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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Blyth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to be the first customers of the day and had an excellent tour guided by the well informed and knowledgeable guide named Alex. He showed us how "rope" was made and we have the evidence in the back of our car. The situation of this Cavern in breathtaking and I think this is a "Must Do"... More

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Cornwall
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was awesome the scenery was fantastic and the caves was very interesting our guide James was very good and made the experience very enjoyable, with the rope making demonstration and his sense of humour well worth a visit

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Excellent place to go, really awe inspiring and great guides. The scenery is incredible and was beautifully cool on the hottest day this year!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a bit pricey compared to other attractions near by but it is worth it as you get a guided tour. Our tour guide was Sam and he was very knowledgable and funny which made the tour much better. Really beautiful to see and it comes with a rope making demonstration which they dont really advertise but it was... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We visited Peak Cavern today with our 3 children - 6 yrs, 4 yrs and 10 months. The cave itself is interesting and our tour guide was funny and knowledgable. It was excellent value for money and an very worthwhile experience that took an hour approx. If you plan to take children remember a jumper/jacket as the cave becomes very... More

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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Interesting demo of rope making to start the tour, as this is what the huge entrance cavern was once used for. The rest is a combination of low passages and large halls. Apart from the scale of the chambers, it didn't really offer anything interesting.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was a return visit to this fascinating cave. Unfortunately the tour this time was somewhat marred by our guide. I have no doubt that she's a lovely lady and she has a great knowledge of the caves but she conducted the entire tour in what can only be described as an ear splitting shriek. I tried standing varying distances... More

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Bedford, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

i've been in this cavern a dozen times over the years and my recent visit was among the best of the bunch! Had a young guide who made the visit entertaining, and they've now built a replica of a workers hut inside the cavern (Workers once lived in the cavern but the cottages had long since been demolished)..... There's a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Irene was a brilliant tour guide. Beautiful cave. Enjoyed hearing the history of the rope makers. A couple of low bits but mostly open. Definitely worth a visit. My 3 year old loved it. We visited on 3rd June 2014.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Had a great visit to Peaks Cavern yesterday. Irene was our tour guide and she was naturally enthusiastic throughout the whole tour. She was a mind of information and extremely tolerant of our rather vocal 8 month baby. This cave does not have the impressive stalagmites/stalactites that others have but Irene had us fully immersed in the history of the... More

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