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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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Eponymous Cave

We recently visited the Blue John cave system where apparently much of the famous mineral was mined, unfortunately not much remains in situ for the visitor to see, apparently some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
StuartHelen
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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We recently visited the Blue John cave system where apparently much of the famous mineral was mined, unfortunately not much remains in situ for the visitor to see, apparently some traces remain but are not accessible to the visitor. The cave system itself along with the information from the guide make it overall a good place to visit. There is... More 

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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We visited here off the tourist-season and were given a semi-private tour. Even though we were with only four visiting, our guide Brian never rushed us through and really took the time to answer any question we had. Taking pictures was allowed and even encouraged as he pointed out every detail of the cavern, a big difference with some of... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We visited on Mother's Day, and luckily it wasn't overly busy. The tickets can work out expensive if your a large family but I would say they are worth the price! The views are breathtaking and the guide obviously enjoyed his job, he showed passion, was funny and made it very interesting to both adults and children. There are lots... More 

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Wolverhampton
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

We visited here as it was bad weather and wanted a day out- the cave is easy to find- there's a shop and toilets and the cave- it's £10 each for adults- children under 5 free- you do have to hold the rail down the 245 steps- they are extremely health and safety strict but in this day and age... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Its ok a bit pricey if you have a large family, check out there website for money off vouchers and discount before you go. Its fully lit has some slopes that can be slippy when wet but there are also hand rails every where, so its safe, and about 250 steps, 500 if you count coming back up too. The... More 

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

make sure you are fit!...thought there may be a few steps but didnt expect over 400 and a couple of older people on our tour really struggled....enjoyed it though. Took grandson over half term. tour lasts about 45 mins.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is a natural cavern that has been mined for centuries, and still is. It's not very commercial, its run by the families who mined it, and you can feel their pride in this unique and beautiful place. The journey down to 100m below the surface is interesting every step of the way because you can see the way the... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We visited the cavern last week. We got there early so our group was quite small as, presumably, most visitors come later in the day. The group after ours, for example, was about three times the size of ours. We enjoyed it very much despite the first stage of the tour being in darkness due to an electrical fault. Our... More 

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was a great experience with lots to see. There were quite a lot of steps but our guide, Brian, gave us plenty of time to catch our breath on the way up.  He was very interesting and informative and clearly had a vast amount of knowledge of the caverns.  Of the three caverns we saw in Stapleton (Peak, Speedwell... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Went for a trip down yesterday and escaped the biting wind into the cavern. Tickets are a little pricey but I suppose it has to be worth their while. The tour was well narrated and our guide was obviously very passionate about blue john and working as a miner. Mind your head and listen to the guide and it makes... More 

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