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Stump Cross Caverns

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Cafe only

We visited the caverns a couple of years ago and were just stopping for the café having remembered... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lynne j
Dartford, United Kingdom
You self-guide yourself round the caves

These are pretty easy caves for young and old to negotiate and depending how long you spend reading... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the caverns a couple of years ago and were just stopping for the café having remembered that the views are sublime. Fortunately the sun was shining and we were able to make the most of the outside seating area. Bit of a long...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank lynne j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These are pretty easy caves for young and old to negotiate and depending how long you spend reading the guidebook (£2) on the way. I reckon it’ll take a small path about an hour. It’s a good cave to go through because there are some...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first visited here as a kid in the early 80's when it was literally a hole in the ground. However, back then you were guided, coloured lighting being present to maximise the appearance of some of the features. Though like everything today it's become...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RobA1621
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a magical day out. If you live in Yorkshire, and you’ve never been; visit !! Incredibly unique, gloriously peaceful and fabulous atmosphere. Visit with 8 and 11 year old - It starts with a gorgeous drive. It doesn’t matter where you are from, the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 28, 2019

A very interesting visit.The steps down to the caves were made of concrete so were safe and secure, even though there was quite a lot of them the fact that you do the tour at your own pace means that you can stop for a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

We came on a Sunday at start of half term. There are staffing issues as we waited some time for someone to come and allow us to access the caves. Caves were great and the 6 and 7 year olds in the group loved finding...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Clare F
Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

We took our two granddaughters aged 8 & 3 and they both loved it. Spent ages looking at all the different formations & hunting for the fairy doors in our hard hats whilst trying to avoid the trolls (we could hear them though ........ honestly!!)....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Stuart M
Reviewed February 20, 2019

Visited late afternoon during February half term. Stump Cross Caverns is a different kind of show cave where you are your own guide. Visitors are free to roam around the cave at their leisure. As we visited in the last hour before closing we had...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

Went for lunch with 2 teens and a dog. Food was fantastic and the staff very helpful. Free dog treats also available.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mandy K
Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

When we walked into the main area the booth was empty but a cheerful voice said, "I'll be there in a minute". A young lass with long dark hair was very informative and explained what we needed to know and safety in the caverns. She...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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February 8, 2018|
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Response from janine h | Reviewed this property |
definitely, its a great place to visit well worth it
August 29, 2017|
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Response from Caroline562 | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry for the delay! I would say not really as you go down a flight of steps to get to the cave and the floor is uneven you have to bend a lot so you don’t bang your head ( you are provided with hard hats) hope that helps. More
July 30, 2016|
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Response from Stalactites | Property representative |
No, you can turn up anytime between 10am and 5pm and buy tickets when you arrive. The tour of the cave is self guided so there's no specific time you need to come for. We hope to see you soon!