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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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Nice cavern for a visit

A fun place with kids, though a little small, well worth the visit. I haven't been to other caves in the peak district so can't compare but this one was fun, nt over crowded and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This morning we thought we would visit blue John cavern, so looked online to see a summer holiday offer of a child free place (saving £5) when paying for two adults, it said print info. I emailed them as we are in holiday and couldn't do this but had no reply. When we arrived we wanted to pay by card,... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Cavern is weĺl signposted and easy to find, the guide was excellent, very informative, the cave was amazing, very good value and a good day out.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Went here with family and everyone was really looking forward to going. Sorry but what a waste of money. There are plenty of better places to go in/near Castleton

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I went with my family as a group of 5 one afternoon in July and we were very lucky to go down in a group of only 9. Our ages are 48, 47, 23, 19 and 18. None of us had ever been to a cavern or anything similar and we all thoroughly enjoyed the visit. James was our guide... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

A fun place with kids, though a little small, well worth the visit. I haven't been to other caves in the peak district so can't compare but this one was fun, nt over crowded and the tour (about 35 min) was informative.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Me and my partner went to the cavern while on a week away to the Peak District... The price was very reasonable and the caves offered a nice hours worth of fun, the guides are very knowledgable and are miners who actually work mining blue john throughout the year. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

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

Having not grown up around the area I missed out on what seems to be a rite of passage which is a school trip to this cavern. It had been on the list for a while. Twisted the arm of the lady to come with me and was quite looking forward to it. £10 entry is about average so not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had a great Saturday afternoon trip down the cavern. Guide was brilliant. Chris ..if I remember correctly. Kid's 12 and 10 thought it was brilliant. Priced fine as we bought a family ticket. Steps are steep and not for unfit.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very interesting tour with many steps (unfortunately not suitable for the physically disabled). I found the geology fairly easy to understand. Lots of info to take in. The power of nature in the formation of these caves was awesome...most enjoyable thank you

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Best cave in Castleton by a nose. narrowly beat the Peak Cavern and trashes speedwell. Excellent guide with good knowledge and a dry sense of humour.

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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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