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Peak Cavern

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Address: Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WS, England
Phone Number: 44 1433 620 285
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This cave was also known as "The Devil's Arse" by the rope-makers...

This cave was also known as "The Devil's Arse" by the rope-makers that worked at its entrance for centuries.

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We bought a twin ticket for £16 at speedwell cavern. When we got here the cave was flooded so we could only do half the tour. I can't believe they didn't know this when I bought... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Darren H
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good points: Get an unexpected lesson in rope making which was interesting. Nice big beautiful cave with some interesting highlights. Suitable activity on a rainy day. Bad points: Tour guide had very little personality and seemed quite uninterested in giving guests a good experience. At times I couldn't hear what he was saying missing out on some aspects of this... More 

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Thank SWaddo
Washington, Indiana
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29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was spending a few days in Walsall (Birmingham) and decided to take a day trip to Castleton and the Peak Caverns. To my surprise the journey there began the moment I entered the Peak District and became breathtaking once I hit Arthurs Way (A6187). Along with Peak Cavern, you also drive through Speedwell and Blue John Caverns. I took... More 

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Thank TheStickerguy
kettering
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a Birthday Weekend in Derbyshire, we did a lot of walking and came across this hidden attraction. Also called "The Devils Ars*e" and I know why, it was boring, even if you was a small child with the stories the guide was saying about it had no atmosphere, they could make it better by installing some props to ignite... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I always find it fascinating that such beauty is around us in England and we rarely visit. We wanted to visit this particular cavern as it was nick named 'the Devils A*se'! The tour guide was brilliant! He was so informative and led us into the cavern telling us the history behind it. It was really interesting and so breathtakingly... More 

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Thank ZoPile
Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We bought a twin ticket for £16 at speedwell cavern. When we got here the cave was flooded so we could only do half the tour. I can't believe they didn't know this when I bought the tickets. We had the choice of a refund if we went back upto speedwell but we decided to see what we could as... More 

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Thank Darren H
Derby, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here with my partner for his birthday as we saw lots of good reviews online. We arrived at 12:20 thinking we would be able to go around at your own leisure, but were to.s the next tour was my not 1 and you had to go with a tour guide. It would've been useful to display this in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

It's an amazing experience and I would do it 10 times over. It's more of an educational visits, but the tour guides do make it a laught even if they mess up they still turn the whole thing into a joke. Also great surroundings, if you just want to visit Castleton it's a great place to be it really is.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This is the ideal activity to fit in on a rainy day, or a day where you do not wish to do much. The cavern has an interesting history, and the town and natural areas outside the cavern are very scenic. Parts of the tour will require crouching down and walking as the passages are small, so I wouldn't recommend... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Went on the Sunday and the last concert before Christmas. The brass band from Chesterfield was excellent and the band leader got everyone into the festive mood and hopefully a great start to the Christmas period. I had read other reviews and on a dry night the path to the cave entrance and inside were not too difficult. There are... More 

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Thank PAUL H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

The concert in peak cavern was the start of Christmas. We had a lovely time singing along to the band. Great atmosphere. Thoroughly recommend it

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