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Address: Birchover, Matlock, England

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Firstly a comment on another review headed “This place is called Rowtor Rocks - NOT Druid's Caves which is another place altogether!” The "another place" is not Druid's cave... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Firstly a comment on another review headed “This place is called Rowtor Rocks - NOT Druid's Caves which is another place altogether!” The "another place" is not Druid's cave, that is shown on the map as "Hermits cave" and since it contains a carved crucifix and Druidism is a pre-Christian Pagan belief system Hermits cave is a better description for... More 

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Bedford, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Firstly, yes the correct name is Rowtor Rocks, however everyone seems to refer to them as Druids Caves! We decided to check out Druids Caves late one afternoon. Situated by the Druid Inn in Birchover, they are easy to find. We were lucky enough to have the place to ourselves. It consists of a large collection of rocks with caves,... More 

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Oxted, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

To avoid any confusion, this place is Rowtor Rocks; Druid's Cave is a totally separate place a couple of miles away outside the village which is also worth visiting. Druid's Cave is marked on the 1:50,000 OS map in its correct place - as is Rowtor Rocks. Rowtor Rocks is worth a look around and provided 20 minutes or so... More 

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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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Address: Birchover, Matlock, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock  >  Birchover

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