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“Something to do in a quiet area on a rainy day.”
Review of Beer Quarry Caves

Beer Quarry Caves
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Beer
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 appalling working conditions and dangers faced by the work force,some as young as 8 years old. See too, the site of the secret Catholic Chapel and where smugglers hid their contraband. 2000 years of heritage brought vividly to life
Reviewed November 11, 2012

This is a good local attraction showing how stone was quarried right back through the ages. It takes about an hour to walk round with a local guide, kids love it because it's all underground and you have to wear a hard hat. Oh and there are bats.

Thank Pursuitman
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

The tour guide brought the caves to life with his knowledge and experience of the history. Fascinating and well worth a visit.

Thank GilliD393
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Rather more of an historic experience of haw working life might ahve been rather than an attraction for young children. We took the last tour of the season and our guide "Bob" was excellent. The caves are - as others say - really an underground quarry dating from Roman times and worked till the 1920s. The highlights for me were the bats [of differing species] which were roosting about the place and the autographs dating back to teh 1700s of the quarrymen

There is a limited service of tea, coffee and cakes. The toilets are rather basic chemical cubicles in the car park. [Go before you arriive!]

Although the floors of the cave are pretty level the approach is down a very steep and winding rough track. Wheelchair access may be very difficult.

Thank davyb1944
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Fantastic hidden historical gem in east Devon, visited here 26/10/2012, amazing place and so vast,hard to believe this place was dug over 1500-2000 years entirely by hand and you can track its history in the structure from Roman to Saxon to Norman and so on, and underground church/Cathedral in just one corner gives some idea of it size, we was even luck enough to see a few bats at roost,great for all ages and a fantastic guide, thanks.........a must see

Mort

PS buy the book " out of the dark " on sale at £2.50 from the tea room/office, full of little points of interest not just on the caves but some of the local people and villages.

Thank Mort_Ian_M
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

A hidden Gem in East Devon, how many people know that this place is there?

A stunning and exciting visit for all age groups, learning about the underground life of the cave workers. There is so much history here, its amazing.

Thank kninekelly W
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