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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 warm welcome from the lady selling tickets set the tone. Our guide, who actually mines in this cave system, was most interesting, informative and entertaining. In addition to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
FlyingScotPaisley
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Renfrewshire
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Sheffield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We visited the Blue John cave with some friends from America. Whereas the cave itself is spectacular, we found the guide rude and condescending. He invited us to ask questions but felt somewhat ridiculed by his terse answers. Eventually people stopped asking. Pity we got the one who seemingly does not like showing tourists around. Brian.

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Renfrewshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

A warm welcome from the lady selling tickets set the tone. Our guide, who actually mines in this cave system, was most interesting, informative and entertaining. In addition to pointing out many fascinating pieces of equipment, nooks & crannies, fossils, stalactites, he paced the tour very well. Questions were welcomed and answered thoroughly and patiently. This is not a Disneyland... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Fascinating trip down the cave system with lots to see ! 300 feet down into the bowels of the earth - many many steps A breathless climb on the way back up but the guide made plenty of stops so the less fit members of the party could catch up

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Fascinating visit our tour guide was great. It was very interesting how they extract the blue john from the rock. t olhowthe fossill desposits left from millions of years ago felt very jurassic. well worth a visit.

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A good tour guide showed us around the cavern and explained the history of Blue John. There are plenty of steps to go down and many different sections to explore. I was expecting to see a lot of Blue John stone but only discovered a small amount on display in the cavern. The ticket price is £10 which is quite... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

my husband and 2 daughters (age 8 & 9) visited. Whilst on the way down the steps into the cavern my eldest daughter began to panic (this is the first time she has been in an enclosed space). Despite trying to calm her, she needed to get out. Despite only having walked a quarter of the way down the steps,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Visited today. Price was £28.00 for a family of four. The walk down the mine takes about 50 minutes and be warned that there are a lot of steps to walk down and then back up. Our guide, I think he was called Chris, was excellent and told us lots of interesting facts. I really enjoyed the visit and would... More 

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Visited here on bank holiday Monday and to our astonishment it was quieter than expected. The cafe, although small, produces a great bacon sandwich and cuppa. The cavern itself was spectacular, but in our opinion could do with more focus on what exactly you can see and where. And the natural spring could do with a little more focus. Still... More 

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Bath
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Early on a Monday out of school holiday season and we had this attraction to ourselves. VERY chatty and informative Guide - a good stretch of the leg (250+) steps and easily doable with Speedwell Cavern, and a trip to Mam Tor

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The area of Castleton and Edale in the Peak District is a great area to explore. One of the Four Caverns in the area ia Blue john Cavern. The guides have many years of experience, the price is reasonable and the experience is well worth while.

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