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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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Historical tour of the underworld

The tour in peak cavern was fascinating and we were told various stories of how Castleton became famous. The guide certainly helped set the scene and brought the past to life... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I have been in a few touristy caves in my time and this was ok but that is it , the ropemaker demo was good and got all the crowds attention but it is just a cave , no great sites such as stalactites etc some fancy lighting and lots of water.. It is quite slippery underfoot and quite low... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The tour guide was great, but a great guide doesn't make up for an underwhelming cavern and a one hour tour priced near £40 for a family of 4. There's a big open space underground, a couple of narrow tunnels that could be difficult for some to crouch through (especially if very tall or older age/less balanced), but no real... More 

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Derby, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The tour in peak cavern was fascinating and we were told various stories of how Castleton became famous. The guide certainly helped set the scene and brought the past to life; even getting me to help make a rope in the 19th century method. The cavern would also be worth a visit at Christmas when they host the carol evenings.... More 

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Cholsey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Firstly, I would give an excellent rating for the guide who was informative and funny. The cave itself is big, but that's about it. I would recommend it if you haven't been in a cave before as its a good start, just be wary that you will have to bend down to get through one section. £20 for two adults... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Went up to the peaks for weekend and saw the caves thought it looked like a cool place to visit ...big mistake the biggest waste of money ever basically it's nearly a tenner each to listen to some Boring tour guy going on and on and on about some caves ...the tour itself was boring about 100 metres long and... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Arrived about 3.30pm and next tour was at 4pm. Quite expensive for what it was. Guide spent a lot of time demonstrating rope making. Not really much to see. Some of it very low roof and you had to return same way. Nothing spectacular other than it's pretty big.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The cavern itself is fine - it's large, though there aren't too many exciting features. It's the most accessible of the local caves though - though still requires some very low ducking and sure footing. The opening section about ropemaking is interesting, but the overly theatrical guide was a bit grating - and there seemed to be some staff issues... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Interesting watching the rope making process. Seeing how ancient people lived and worked here is very humbling indeed!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Lovely large cave system, with (mainly!) lots of space, air and headroom. Our guide firstly gave us a demonstration of traditional rope-making techniques, whilst explaining about the families who used to live in the cave rent-free and provide the rope for the local mining industry. Then we walked further into the cave, hearing about the BBC's visit to film part... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This tour is interesting if you get the guide we had, a young man to be precise, he showed us the skill of rope making, and then tells us it's history, on the tour itself he gives you all the information needed to fully understand the cavern and its origins. The guide does have a great sense of humour, and... More 

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Address: Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WS, England
Phone Number: 44 1433 620 285
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Hope Valley  >  Castleton

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