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Blue John Cavern

Mam Tor, Castleton S33 8WA, England
+44 1433 620638
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Ranked #3 of 4 attractions in Castleton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Shops
Description: This unique stone is mined and transformed here.
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Liverpool
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

I visited here at the end of May and I really enjoyed the tour. It is a beautiful place and the views in the surrounding area are breath taking! Worth a visit

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We did the cavern walk and decided to just frequent this Cavern and we were not disappointed. We had a medium sized group and our tour guide was excellent. He was a miner himself and was able to engage all the different types of people on the tour. The cavern was beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour.

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Visited with friends but unfortunately due to the 240 steps down (& up) my friend couldn't manage it. Still the small shop was ok and my friend bought his wife a Blue John necklace.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you go to Castleton you have to visit one of the Blue John caverns (there are 3 from memory). We only visited this one, so I couldn't say which one is best. It's a long way down and and feels longer back up! Not suitable for the infirm. It's still being worked having recently uncovered a lost vein; however,... More

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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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89 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Although this is the "Blue John" Cavern, there is not a lot of blue john to see. Despite this, the caves themselves are well worth a visit, and the guide was great. Lots of steps, (over 200), both on the way down and back up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

You have to go and visit this place! The guide was clearly someone who is passionate about what he does and the whole experience was just outstanding!! If you are in castleton then you have to visit here!! Thank you so much!!

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Lesley O, Manager at Blue John Cavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and reinforcing the fact that we have very good staff that back our venue up! Kind Regards, Blue John Cavern More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

as we were on a reconnaissance to find out which tour would be best for an outing for my clients we spoke to the lady in the shop. She was very friendly and helpful. Her knowledge of the caverns in the area was good and she also took time to find us information on the other sites. The guide was... More

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Lesley O, Manager at Blue John Cavern, responded to this review

Thank you Ian and Pete for your very nice review of our venue and the staff, we are here to please!! It is very heart warming to know that there are many people who appreciate our attraction and the surrounding area! Regards, Blue John Cavern More

Stranraer, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We called in on the way home from the peak district, What a run down hole in the ground, Firstly let me say I didn't bother going down the mine, If the shop is anything to go by Wouldn't be worth it. Value for money NO a family of 2 adults and 3 children £35 What on earth do they... More

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Lesley O, Manager at Blue John Cavern, responded to this review

We have more positive than negative comments on trip advisor but as in everyday life you always get a minority of people that whatever you try to do you will never please. I wish many hikers who never enter our venue would go behind a bush our amenities may be a little better then. We do the best we can... More

Ripon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

very good informative tour and not too long for the children. A lot of steps!!! maybe not a good choice for the elderly or unfit.

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Lesley O, Manager at Blue John Cavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Regards, Blue John Cavern. More

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is the second time I've been down the mine. Many years between visits but it hasn't changed much. The site is not over-commercialised. The cafe/gift shop at the top is simple. Going down the mine is chilly: be sure to wrap up well. The air down the caverns is wonderfully fresh. My hayfever vanished for the time we were... More

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Lesley O, Manager at Blue John Cavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and good luck with the hay fever! Regards, Blue John Cavern More

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