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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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Fantastic approach and setting

The approach to this cave was almost the best part! From the car park you walk through a tiny cluster of stone cottages either side of a stream, very picturesque. Even our 9... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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216 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Graz, Austria
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286 reviews 286 reviews
73 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

The approach to the cavern us the best bit about this cavern, you walk up by a stream and come to a huge mouth of the cavern. Inside there is nothing to amazing. With young kids is not recommended

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Isle Of Wight
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The approach to this cave was almost the best part! From the car park you walk through a tiny cluster of stone cottages either side of a stream, very picturesque. Even our 9 year old daughter was entranced and wanted to come back to stay in one of the cottages. Then you begin to walk through a natural gorge/chasm between... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This visit is a must when stopping or visiting Castleton the rope making was very interesting and we were lucky to be the only two people on this tour, the guide was very knowledgeable both showing how the ropes were made and the tour of the caves. again good footwear is a must as it is wet and slippy in... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The walk to the cavern through the little English village is lovely. It'll take longer to do this I bet than the actual peak cavern itself lol. Don't get me wrong, the cavern is lovely & the mouth to it is enormous! Rope making tutorial.. Hmm okay.. Funny guy taking the tour made it. Otherwise it would have been a... More 

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Manchester
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88 reviews 88 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Visited castleton twice this week as there is so much to do. Went on the tour of peak cavern and thoroughly enjoyed it. The rope making demo was excellent and to be honest it bought I would find it boring. The cave itself is well worth the money, my 6 year old thought it was great. The tour guide was... More 

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Aylesbury
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

we really enjoyed the trip and were shown first hand on how rope was made all those years ago in the cave to support the lead mining industry. The guide was very knowledgeable and yes a little dramatic but this made for a really interesting visit and overall a good hour of entertainment and information

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stockport
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We went here with our 5 year old granddaughter after visiting Speedwell. She loved the rope making, having volunteered to help, and was rewarded with being allowed to keep the rope, much to her delight. The guide was great - informative and humorous. It can be slippy and be aware that you have to bend low for a good few... More 

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Shepperton, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We enjoyed our visit here a lot. It was good fun and an interesting place to explore. The tour guide was very exuberant!

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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295 reviews 295 reviews
172 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Definitely buy the double ticket online, you get to jump the queues and its much cheaper than buying a ticket at the gate, which can include a very big wait. Good knowledge from the guides and the opportunity to buy genuine goods from the cave itself.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Very interesting visit! You go on a walking guided tour of the cave which takes approx. 35 mins. I was a little disappointed that you can only travel so far into the cave. The guide was very good providing good wit and information. It is very cold in the cave I would recommend a jumper, there are also low areas... More 

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