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“Interesting place”
Review of Beer Quarry Caves

Beer Quarry Caves
Ranked #1 of 5 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
sidcup
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Interesting place”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

If you are in the area and wondering what to do on a poor weather day this is a fascinating place to visit. We have been there twice and really enjoyed our tours of the caves. Can be chilly, so wrap up warm.

Visited June 2012
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English first
Honiton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great trip”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

This is a very fascinating place to visit. It appeals to people of all ages. Imagination can run wild.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“Beer caves give an insight into the past”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

I live locally but it took me 11 years before I bothered to pay a visit to the Beer quarry caves, so named as the Beer stone has been used through out the past 300 years in the building of some very well known cathedrals in England. The caves themselves are located about quarter mile on the road toward the village of Branscombe. Beer village has various other attractions besides the caves such as the beach and 3 pubs and Pecoramma . There is an entrance fee to the caves which pays for the guide who shows you the various parts of the cave. It is not a low roof cave. There is plenty of head room so those people who suffer from claustrafobia don't really have much to worry about. There's plenty of free parking available. Make sure you have a warm jacket or coat.
Safety hats are provided. After 11 years I was glad I went as it was such an eye opener about local life and customs of years gone by.

Visited September 2012
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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Well worth a visit if you've never been in a quarry”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

it was very interesting and informative as we've never been in an underground quarry before.

It was hard to hear the guide at times so stay close to him/her.

Visited April 2013
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WOLVERHAMPTON
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“History Lesson”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

It started well and the information was delivered efficiently. Unfortunately, the weather was cold and the Caves were bitterly cold. The Guide was rather garrulous and kept talking long after we had absorbed enough information. This led in the end to us being more concerned about getting out and getting warm rather than listening to the talk. It was a shame, because we did not feel that we learned as much as we could have done.

Visited May 2012
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