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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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This unique stone is mined and transformed here.

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Good dryish walk in Peaks on a very wet day

2 friends and I went to this attraction as we didn't wish to walk outside in the Peaks on a day of driving rain. £10 each for a ticket bought us a guided tour of 45 mins or so in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Chapel-en-le-Frith, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the only place in the world you can find the 'Blue John' mineral...and it's wonderful. Very impressive caves. There are over 200 steps down (and back again). Really enjoyed the visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The unassuming entrance is quite deceptive as this is the only place in the world you can find the 'Blue John' mineral which is quite stunning, so I really do think more of a fuss should made of it. Having checked the website in the morning and being pleased to see there was a cafe on a site it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

2 friends and I went to this attraction as we didn't wish to walk outside in the Peaks on a day of driving rain. £10 each for a ticket bought us a guided tour of 45 mins or so in a group of about 12 and the chance to walk down 245 steps 330 foot underground - and back up... More 

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Thank Richard P
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

although a little out of the way well worth a trip out had to wait a short while for the tour to start, but when it started the time flew past with the really knowledgable tour guide, Tour goes very deep down with not much head room in places but you told where to be careful and safety measures are... More 

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Thank peter r
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on a slightly rainy day 08/01/16. It was great going into the depths and learning the history of the cave and how it was formed. The guide wes very informative and knowledgeable, you can tell he had a passion for the cave. It's so large you can't quite capture it on camera so you will just have... More 

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Thank Leuty-Deeks
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a naturally made underground cavern system formed by water hundreds of millions of years ago (not made made like some of the other in this hillside). The Blue John stone is still mined here in small quantities Your guide is probably one of the miners, and knows a lot about formation and history. Unusual and very interesting, a... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A few years ago we visited Peak and Speedwell caverns in Castleton and the caverns at The Heights of Abraham in Matlock. Last year we went to White Scar and Stump Cross in the Yorkshire Dales. This New Year we went to Poole's Cavern in Buxton...and then to this one. Apart from the excellent, knowledgeable guide, there's not a lot... More 

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Thank Ian S
Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This was my first visit to the Caverns after years of hearing about the attraction My first impression was rather ramshackle yet I suppose this is part of the charm. We duly bought our family ticket and embarked on a tour with a guide straight out of a Little Britain sketch, so knowledgable yet deadpan and whoa behold anybody that... More 

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Thank Mike I
Dereham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Second cavern we visited today and was just as good as the first the guide was very knowledgeable and could answer our questions.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

It's blue inside the cavern It's wet too There is no sunshine inside the cavern Santa doesn't stop here They need to put up some Christmas lights Tried to pinch some blue because the shops are very expensive

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