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Speedwell Cavern

Speedwell Cavern Winnat's Pass, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WA, England
+44 1433 623018
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Worth a visit.

Boat trip along an old mining tunnel to the caven. Boat trip is interesting, guides are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dawn M
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Deep In History!

First time visiting a cave and it’s a definite must do! Wear appropriate footwear as the steps are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TheresaMorri07
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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Speedwell Cavern is set at the foot of the spectacular Winnats Pass, high above the village of Castleton. You go down 106 steps and board a boat that takes you through the workings of a 230 year old lead mine. Your guide recounts what it must have...more
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Speedwell Cavern Winnat's Pass, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WA, England
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+44 1433 623018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Boat trip along an old mining tunnel to the caven. Boat trip is interesting, guides are informative. Cavern is truely beautiful

Thank Dawn M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visiting a cave and it’s a definite must do! Wear appropriate footwear as the steps are slippery! Tour Guides are very knowledgable! If your over 6ft be aware that you will have to bend your neck slightly!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set in some of the most beautiful countryside I have ever seen is Speedwell Cavern. Wearing a jumper and sensible footwear is vital, it’s chilly underground and the 106 steps can be a bit slippery. Hard hats are provided and they should be worn otherwise...More

Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here and wasn't sure what to expected really. I was expecting it to be more wow factor then what it actually was. After queueing for about 30mins for the next boat ride we made our way down the stairs towards the boat. This...More

Thank pandamedic
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for my sisters birthday and had a great time! £12 entry - £11 for students. We had a German tour guide (sorry I can’t remember his name) and he was brilliant with a great sense of humour. It definitely isn’t for anyone who...More

Thank LucyAler1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was good and the tour guide Ben was very enthusiastic, which is always nice! The steps down to the boat are quite steep. I would also definitely recommend brining a coat, as it’s cold down there. Not a great lot to see, but...More

Thank Laura D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s 200m underground so expect cramped passages and wet steps. If you can cope with that it’s definitely worth it. Very enjoyable and informative. Would recommend! Robert, the guide, also wanted his name in the review!

Thank Xanthius
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All a little underwhelming. You pay your money, go down 106 steps, get in a boat which takes you down a dark half mile flooded tunnel, get out in a small cave, stand there for 15 minute with almost nothing to see, then get in...More

1  Thank CaveatEmptor60
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had low expectations when we arrived but thought it was worth a punt. Didn't expect that punt to be on a boat in a canal underground. Unusual experience and worth a go, but just because of the novelty.

Thank Michael P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm quite claustrophobic but decided to fight my fears regardless. Joe was our tour guide, he was awesome and made me feel comfortable despite my fears. The trip lasted about an hour and Joe was non-stop with his interesting commentary and jokes. It was like...More

1  Thank Blueroly
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Dean D
August 3, 2017|
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Response from Sophie O | Reviewed this property |
around 45 minutes to an hour. definitely recommend booking as we queued for almost 4 hours.
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Aileen H
May 21, 2017|
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Response from EEC2014 |
Yes you can it's very dog friendly. We took ours today and she loved it.
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adf926
May 21, 2017|
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Response from pixydust2010 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not However would suggest one of the other caves close by where there is part disabled access and unsure if there is a reduce cost for someone to only go part way.
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