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Druids Caves

Address: Birchover, Matlock, England
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Birchover
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

What a great find! Spent an hour on here until we ran out of light. Slippery in the winter, and the first cave that you crawl through has a very low ceiling (and I have the split scalp to prove it - ouch) - but enormous fun and really brings out your inner child.

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Baconsthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Facing the Druid in a very short walk to your left and up the steps you are faced with this amazing rock playground. Clambering and climbing in and around the nooks and crannies letting us oldies relive the childhood we often forget it was very do-able. After an hour or so we headed back to the steps. Unfortunately hubby pulled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

What a great place. We went even though it was raining but despite that we found safe routes up to the top of the rocks. More treacherous paths where available and avoided. Ducking in and out of the caves,nooks and overhangs to get out the rain. It's the type of place where a kids mind would go haywire imagining what... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Behind the Druid's Inn is a stony path covered in moss. It leads up the hillside to the Druids' Caves, a jumbled series of hidey holes, overhangs, passages, suitable for those with agile legs. Kids need supervising as there is plenty of potential for scrambling and falling. Good for photographers, and anyone who likes a good view from some very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Birchover is signposted but not Druids Caves, they have another local name which I can not remember but if you find the Druids Pub (which was open when we went in January 2014) then park in the pubs car park and they are up the left hand side of the pub, up a path and some steps, you will walk... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Bring a torch and hold on to little ones hands, as it is very steep in places,but prepare for an adventure. The area is heavy with atmosphere and feels like it is untouched and forgotten. The evidence of caves, seats, steps and water troughs being carved from the rock is astonishing. The mind only boggles as to what it was... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

It's free, it's interesting and it's next to the best pub food I've ever had. The kids had enormous fun exploring (as did I!) but we did hold the 4 year olds hand very tightly when near the steep drops, which really are a drop off a cliff! The views are amazing and would be even better in the winter.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Took my daughter on a tour of the princess bride locations and went to rowtor rocks after the best fish finger sandwich ive ever had at the Druids inn.great staff and good beer. Rocks were brilliant,scrabbling through caves up and down cliffs.well worth a trip out.

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Heanor, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

i love this area, the caves (rowter rocks) are amazing and it is wonderful to be able to take in the sights in the area and explore nature. a lovely day out, if you want to stay out longer you can also go in the druids inn and also Nine ladies stone circle is not far away as well as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Had a fantastic day. I expected the caves to be bigger but I enjoyed the sights and the walk was pleasant. (added bonus of a conveniently located friendly pub) we tried to find the 9 stones we were advised by the bar staff but failed to find them. Really enjoyable day out. I recommend it of your in the area.

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