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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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I thought I had, but it turns out I hadn't, visited these mines before and as you will see it was, for me a mistake worth noting. I know these caverns are well worth a visit and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Manchester UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I thought I had, but it turns out I hadn't, visited these mines before and as you will see it was, for me a mistake worth noting. I know these caverns are well worth a visit and judging by the pictures the family took, they are very impressive, but - I descended down the first real flight of stairs through... More 

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Really good and interesting to visit, with knowledgeable and excellent guides to escort you down into the cavern.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The tour cost £28 for a family of four which I considered good value considering the cost of our other recent days out. It was informative and very interesting and our youngest daughter was amazed at being so far underground. It was our eldest daughters third trip to the caverns and she still enjoyed it, so I think that speaks... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The caves are good to go and see as it is something different to do in Castleton other than walking. I've been to various caves before so it wasn't very exciting for me but others seemed to enjoy it. There are about 250 steps to go down but the group guide prompts lots of breaks which is good.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I have been here many times since childhood and have always enjoyed my visit. Beware there are a lot of steps but, it is suitable for children.There are three other 'caverns/mines' in the area that one can visit and this is perhaps the best. It is situated adjacent to Mam Tor the shivering mountain that has frequent rock falls. There... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The tour into the cavern was led by a very friendly and informative guide. He was very helpful and enjoyed answering questions. He made sure we all stuck together and didnt proceed to the next area until everyone had caught up. We had fairly large group but he managed us all well, keeping us safe. There are many steps down... More 

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We went on the tour of the cavern in a mixed group of all ages ( 5 - 65 ) our tour guide was excellent he was very interesting and helpful , keeping us all engaged. All the children were kept interested . Although there are an awful lot of steps there was no rushing so they didn't seem too... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Good experience, not for claustrophobic ! Mind the 243 steps down and back ! Good guided experience, you will be taught the story of the cavern and the mine ! There is a nice cafe near the car park

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Mrs A doesnt like going underground but a bribe of jewelery got her to decend. She enjoyed it. Good guide who told us the full story of Blue John what it was used for and how it is now almost mined out. Well worth the visit. Two other mines to go to which we didnt so cant compare. But there... More 

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Margate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

We went on Sunday morning and we're thankful we only had a small group. Our guide was very informative and as there were a couple of children present, he involved them too asking them questions. Thoroughly enjoyed the walk down, proper footwear needed - the walk up is a bit more strenuous but the guide stopped every now and then... More 

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