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Peak Cavern

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Address: Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WS, England
Phone Number: 44 1433 620 285
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Description: This cave was also known as "The Devil's Arse" by the rope-makers that...
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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a nice cave

Good for the whole family and dog friendly too. Guides are very friendly and fun. You have to do a bit of ducking down in parts of the cave but only a small section, Can be a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Dazgt4
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Good for the whole family and dog friendly too. Guides are very friendly and fun. You have to do a bit of ducking down in parts of the cave but only a small section, Can be a bit pricey but most attractions in this area are around the same price, you do get to learn a bit about rope making... More 

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

took grandson. He really enjoyed the hands on experience of making rope and the old habitat of the ropemakers in days gone by. It's quite atmospheric and well worth a visit. Recommended :-)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We visited the cavern on a weekend away as we were pleased to discover that dogs are welcome! However, the price is not justified! At £9.25 per person for only a short walk into the start of a cave. Would not recommend, is only worth half the price at most!

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was a great cavern and we particularly enjoyed the rope making demonstration.  Ben, our guide, was very informative and entertaining.  The cavern, for the most part, was easily accessible if a bit wet and slippery in places - to be expected in a cave, of course.  There was one section that had a very low ceiling height and might... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

visited the cave in castleton, was impressive and large,the rope making display was interesting and learning the history of the caves and folk who worked and lived in them, recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

A nice place to visit while visiting Castleton. The tour guide was amazing, and showed us most expertly about rope making - the profession of the people who have lived there. Not something extraordinary - but totally worth the visit

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

For a family weekend away in the Peak District I researched the 'best' cavern to visit for our two children aged 7 and 8. Purely for the geological features of stalactites and stalagmites I decided on Treak Cliff Cavern. Unfortunately upon our arrival in the Peak District 24 hours later, over 2 feet of snow had been dumped on the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Oooh you don't wanna go there!! But we went on and around his back in Castleton and the entrance to Cave Dale was really impressive and dramatic. I guess we did get a bit lost but not for long as the village is so near! I'm amazed the sheep gets everywhere even on high cliffs!

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I've just returned from a trip to 'The Devils A*se' (Peak Cavern) with my 4 year old. On a cold and wet Saturday morning we were the only customers but that didn't detract from an informative and entertaining tour. With 4 year olds and under admitted free it cost less than a tenner! After the tour we walked down into... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We went with our school as part of a geography trip for our coursework. It was fascinating learning how ropes are made but it would have been more enjoyable if the cavern had not been flooded and we were actually able to properly go into the cavern and look around. Although we did not get to see as much as... More 

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