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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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Amazing to see!

We visited the caves while we were travelling through the Peak District. We had Justin, At least we hope that's his name (South African) who was a great tour guide and made the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
35 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

On a mixed morning of rain and sunshine, we made a visit to Peak Cavern guided in by a local ginger cat! The entrance to the cave is very grand and shows the true wonder of the Peak District. We had to wait for the next tour which was meant to be 15 minutes, but became more 30 as the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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41 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

this place was fascinating, Justin our tour guide was informative, with a great sense of humour, tours are on the hour and last tour 4pm, the tour lasted 50 mins, but you do need to be able to walk over rough terrain, and crouch and walk under low rocks, not wheelchair friendly but we did have a dog on our... More 

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

We visited the caves while we were travelling through the Peak District. We had Justin, At least we hope that's his name (South African) who was a great tour guide and made the caves very interesting and enjoyable. Would definitely recommend. Thanks Justin! (:

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Graz, Austria
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73 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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89 reviews 89 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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