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Blue John Cavern

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Address: Mam Tor, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WA, England
Phone Number: +44 1433 620638
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Description: This unique stone is mined and transformed here.

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a natural wonder!

I went here on several school trips back in the 7th and recently took my 9 year old on his first visit. Really interesting place - fossils, stalactites and areas of Blue John... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Tracey M
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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I visited the cavern with my 5 year old daughter. It was an interesting experience, but it is nothing stunning. No interesting rock formations, crystal structures, stalactites, stalagmites, etc. The large majority of the tour consists of going either up or down steps - there are few level sections. My 5 year old managed the steps, but I can see... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went here on several school trips back in the 7th and recently took my 9 year old on his first visit. Really interesting place - fossils, stalactites and areas of Blue John which have been left in tact for visitors to see. The tour takes 45-60 minutes. Our guide was very knowledgeable - his day job was mining Blue... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The caves are very interesting with good guides reasonable prices ,I would recommend a warm coat and sensible footwear as it does get slippy and lots of stairs to climb set in a beautiful landscape

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Blue John Cavern is definitely one of the most beautiful caverns I have ever seen. The visit takes about 45 minutes. There are about 250 steps to the bottom. And then of course 250 steps back to the surface, but the pace is slow. I had a very good guide, James, who is knowledgable, friendly and involves kids a lot.... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

having friends to visit i took them to one of the local cave system show caves. i was disappointed that the price has gone up but this appears to be the case for all caves and at the current price it is not really worth another visit any more and they can be sure not to get tips at the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic experience,would recommend good pair of walking boots or boots with grip,the cavern we went in had loads of steps and some very slippery and steep areas.can get chilly so make sure you have a cost or fleece with you. Amazing caverns and tour guides very experienced. Wish the blue john wasnt so expensive as would love to have bought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Such abundant natural beauty, my dad took us here a good few years ago as a surprises. I'm so glad he did I was always eager to go back! We went here and others, but this one is by far the best. I loved learning about the history of the place and what went on down there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My daughter and I visited here and took the guided tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and informative. The tour goes at a nice manageable pace but does involve a lot of stairs, you are warned of this right at the start. The tour probably takes about 45 minutes and it feels like good value for money. There is a... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Came up from Kent for long weekend in the area. Itinerary planned to visit Blue John cavern on the Monday 8th. Found it closed. Only notification was the painted board at the shed. No explanation on the notice board at the car park. We don't keep looking up the websites all the time of places we visit. But found out... More 

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

I and all our staff at the Blue John Cavern take great exception to your derogatory comments and title of this review. It was a very sad day for us all on Monday 8th June as we said goodbye to a long standing and well respected member of our team. May I point out that the group which you obviously... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

Went to the cavern Saturday 6th. Guide was a chap called Ben, really nice bloke, very informative and included the children in the group as much as possible, let them have a look past the barrier at a working seam. Had a bit of banter with the group rather than just reading from script. £10 adult £5 child admission price... More 

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Address: Address: Mam Tor, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WA, England
Phone Number: +44 1433 620638
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Hope Valley  >  Castleton

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