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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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" Blue John Cavern

Situated in a picturesque location with stunning views of the Derbyshire Dales. The tour guide made the visit fun, interesting and educational. Toilets and refreshments available... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Situated in a picturesque location with stunning views of the Derbyshire Dales. The tour guide made the visit fun, interesting and educational. Toilets and refreshments available. There are a lot of steps to the bottom of the cavern and back , but there are seats placed in different spots for a quick rest !!!!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great trip for everyone interested in gemstones, geology and walking in the peak district. The Blue John Cafe is a small stop for refreshments ie tea coffee or cold drink and a small bite to eat ie bacon sandwich. There is a small amount of roadside parking (free) a small cavern shop and then the cavern itself. Prices are £10... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

went today for the first time we went on the speedwell cavern, there is a lot of steps but so worth walking down them, my partner an 4 children an myself loved it Matt our tour guide was great, will defiantly be going again.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My husband has always wanted to visit and it was well worth the wait. Great way to spend an hour. Beautiful location, various caverns to see and the guide was really informative and helpful. I can recommend the salted caramel ice cream too after all those steps! :)

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

decided to take my 2 kids +wife to the cavern. went there approx 11years ago.......then, we had to walk down a huge number of steps,got colder and colder before you stepped into a small wooden boat and were guided around narrow corridors into the caverns,was an enjoyable experience! unfortunately, now, you merely walk down some steps...guided by the guide, then... More 

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Caldicot
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Definitely one for the physically fit! There are 245 steps down, and the same number up! But great to see the famous Blue John stone in situ, follow the path of an ancient underground river, and limestone formations. I noticed that they allow dogs on the underground tour, something worth knowing ...better than leaving them in the car! Toilets and... More 

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Horsham
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We visited these caves after a recommendation. The Derbyshire dales were stunning and we were fortunate it was a bright sunny day. Having been to caves in Cheddar Gorge not that long ago and to caves in France we had high expectations. Unfortunately we left slightly disappointed. The caves themselves are nice but you do need to go prepared that... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Beautiful setting. Tour takes about an hour. £10 per adult. Lots of stairs down and then back up. Our guide was informative. It would be interesting to visit during the winter months when Blue John stone in being mined.

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SE England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I guess that if you have never been in a cavern before you might be impressed, but by comparison with others I have been to this was boring - not helped by an uninspiring guide (but others we heard in passing seemed better). The area round about is wonderful. For the same amount of effort as going down and up... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I visited here over Easter weekend. The caverns were interesting but overpriced. It was £10, a price that feels like it was plucked out of thin air! The tour guide was informative and answered our questions. The tour lasted about half an hour. While I'm glad we saw the caverns there are lots of others in the... More 

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