We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Druids Caves

Birchover, Matlock, England
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Birchover
Type: Caverns/ Caves
9 visitor photos
Write a Review

10 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    7
    2
    1
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
bryants bottom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Heanor, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
51 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

This is an amazingly interesting place the feeling you get being in a place that was obviously of great importance to druids is awesome. And if your a climber then you've got some awesome climbing ahead of you

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manchester
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

As per the other 2 reviews which are most accurate this is an interesting place that anyone can visit but you need to be active. i.e. no wheelchair access and don't even attempt to visit if you struggle under foot. Lots of caves and carvings to explore but beware there are dangerous drop offs.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
North Warwickshire, England
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
13 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Returning from a walking weekend around Edale, we called in here as one of our group knew of these caves and carved boulders, located on a hillside behind The Druid Inn (which now appears to have closed down). They're not advertised anywhere, there is no mention of them in the local pub and they are entirely free and open to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
67 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

These caves and carved rocks are accessible, free, up a path immediately west of the Druid inn. You can scramble through caves and short chimneys if you want but don't have to to get to the top.Leave any rucksacks in the first cave you come to, I stand to be corrected but I think a local landowner did all the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 9

Travelers who viewed Druids Caves also viewed

 

Been to Druids Caves? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Druids Caves, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing