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Stunning historical visit

Wow, who know this much history was below Beer. It is cold so wear warm clothes or use the ponchos... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
thejanestuckey
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Truly interesting and very worthwhile tour

This 'experience' answers so questions about the supply and delivery of Beer stone to many... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2018
normalguy2016
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Montacute, United Kingdom
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Guided tours of vast underground caverns started by the Romans, which provided Beer stone used in 24 Cathedrals, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, and many other historic buildings. See for yourself where and how the stone was quarried, the...more
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Quarry Lane, Beer, Seaton EX12 3AT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, who know this much history was below Beer. It is cold so wear warm clothes or use the ponchos provided. It was an amazing historical journey. The places/buildings that have beer quarry stone is amazing. Well worth a visit 5*.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank thejanestuckey
Reviewed November 1, 2018

This 'experience' answers so questions about the supply and delivery of Beer stone to many important national and local churches and cathedrals. Quarrying has been undertaken here since Roman times, through Saxon, Norman and into the medeival years and only closed in the 21st century....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank normalguy2016
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

When the rain falls and the wind is blowing over the cliff tops, try going underground in these fascinating quarry caves. Amazing sense of history, real stories from the past and some eary dark passageways. Worth an afternoon trip.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rose M
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Our trip to the quarry caves was excellent and made better by our tour guide Dave who was friendly, entertaining and even kept the children engaged. The caves were not just stunning but steeped in rich history. Would highly recommend.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gareth F
Reviewed October 18, 2018

An amazing informative guide who made the visit very interesting and also humorous took us around these incredible caves. Wear something warm tho it really is very cold inside.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Visited Beer Quarry Caves with my wife and brother-in-law. Ideal day as it was raining and bleak outside. The caves are amazing and their history is quite something, especially with the vivid description of our excellent guide Ali (I think that was her name). Well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Nigel W
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Although the guide appeared knowledgable I was unable to hear him all the time. When I requested for him to speak up I was told to move closer to him as he had to save his voice. The crowd parted and I moved closer only...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John and Carol J
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Originally Roman, this underground quarry is absolutely fascinating and well worth a visit. The tour is about an hour long and the only way to get into the caves - which is a good thing. Wrap up warm as they are decidedly chilly. there's a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Jan S
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Never hear of this place before but our guide really bought the whole experience to life. Fantastic visit and well worth it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Beverley B
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Beer Quarry was first started by the Romans and continued in use until quite recently, this isn't a "tourist attraction" in the modern sense (no mains water = portaloos in car park) and there are no "frills" but so worth a visit. There is a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Alicia H
August 9, 2017|
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Response from Hilary P | Reviewed this property |
I do not think dogs can come on the tour. That is a shame because there used to be loads of horses there back in the day. Our tour guide was more than a bit opinionated. If you do go I hope you have better luck H x
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Maree H
August 6, 2017|
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Response from Claire B | Reviewed this property |
Generally hourly on the half hour but they added extra tours when we went because it busy.
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Emma W
July 25, 2017|
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Response from Lorraine A | Reviewed this property |
The ground is very steep and rocky so unfortunately a wheelchair would not be able to negotiate any of the terrain.
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