We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Review Highlights
Enjoyable cave tour

Great visit which we all enjoyed, guide was very knowledgeable about the caves and at about an hour... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Burbage, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lovely informative visit

Just caught a tour before it started , kindly taken through by lady at entrance . Entry fee modest... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Read all 1,416 reviews
All photos (632)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“poole's cavern”(163 reviews)
“country park”(107 reviews)
“tour guide”(91 reviews)
Poole’s Cavern is the most spectacular natural cavern in the Peak District. Wonder at the amazing crystal formations which adorn the vast illuminated chambers on a one hour guided tour. Discover the home of the cave dwellers and learn about their...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Green Lane, Buxton SK17 9DH, England
+44 1298 26978
Reviews (1,416)
Filter reviews
1,406 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews poole's cavern country park tour guide well worth a visit gift aid stalactites and stalagmites great guide solomon's temple interesting caves family ticket rock formations minute tour few steps great visit wrap up warm go ape car park
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,406 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great visit which we all enjoyed, guide was very knowledgeable about the caves and at about an hour was long enough! Small museum and gift shop all combined to make a good few hours visit.

Thank SKW-5691
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just caught a tour before it started , kindly taken through by lady at entrance . Entry fee modest . The young male tour guide Luke was very good . Fascinating history . Some steps but manageable with hand rails , one young couple had...More

Thank leohalifax
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing for dog walks and a nice trek to Soloman’s Temple. Choose from 3 or 4 routes depending on time and effort required. Would recommend!

Thank Connector783327
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Austin. He was very knowledgable, clearly passionate, personal and happy to answer any questions - we couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide. The cave was one of, if not the best, in the Peak District. The added...More

Thank Shannon G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very interesting place to visit. The tour of the cave was excellent and the park has some really great walks.

Thank Simon L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb natural attraction with really insightful guided tour. Part of the entry fee goes towards maintaining the local heritage. Our guide (Ashley) was superb with a great mix of knowledge, humour & enthusiasm. Brilliant stop for all ages - don't miss it if you are...More

Thank Ailsa_n_Darren
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely enjoyed some variety provided by the caverns. The guide was fun and entertaining as well as knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend to friends.

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t visit the cavern but enjoyed a pleasant stroll round the park and also to the highest point where there is the Folly Solomon’s Temple. Fantastic views of Buxton and beyond from the top. Paths were all very good and plenty of signs to...More

Thank Jen_Andy_Lawson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am really pleased we did this activity. I don't normally like "history" things, but this was so interesting. The awe of the naturally forming caves was enough to just stand and look at, but, the addition of the Tour and the informative tour guide...More

Thank NoakesRyan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Parking was relatively cheap. It costs £10 pp or £27 per family of 4. The tour was fascinating and interesting. The guide was funny and kept our attention. Prepare for 7 degrees temperature in the cave- bring your winter items! I would recommend.

Thank Katie P
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 nearby hotels
Alison Park Hotel
265 reviews
.27 miles away
The Westminster Hotel
291 reviews
.41 miles away
Buckingham Hotel
617 reviews
.53 miles away
Premier Inn Buxton Hotel
580 reviews
.63 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 123 nearby restaurants
Gurkha Tingmo Palace
324 reviews
.51 miles away
The Tradesman's Entrance Cafe
226 reviews
.58 miles away
Eat at No.5
50 reviews
.51 miles away
106 reviews
.56 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 56 nearby attractions
Buxton Opera House
990 reviews
.64 miles away
Pavilion Gardens
1,531 reviews
.62 miles away
Solomon's Temple
559 reviews
.56 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
July 24, 2018|
Response from Alan W | Property representative |
Hi The cavern entry price is £9.75 for adults, £5.50 for children 5 to 16 (under 5s free) and £27.00 for a family of up to 5 .
July 1, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Jane H | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so,but it is not far from Castleton where the Blue John mine is located, and there are a lot of shops there that do sell it.
January 28, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Emily W | Reviewed this property |
No, I don’t think dogs are permitted into the caves, unfortunately.