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“Interesting place to visit for your kids”

Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park
Ranked #1 of 36 things to do in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Poole’s Cavern is the most spectacular natural cavern in the Peak District. Wonder at the amazing crystal formations which adorn the vast illuminated chambers on a one hour guided tour. Discover the home of the cave dwellers and learn about their lives in our new exhibition centre. Enjoy a tasty meal in the Cavern Café and explore the fossil and gemstone shop. Stroll through Buxton country park woodlands to the panoramic viewpoint of Solomon’s Temple.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Visited on Friday 22nd Feb. Very cold and actually warmer in the cavern.
Fantastic guide, (Ashley) answered all the questioned that the five boys (not all mine) could throw at him and always made sure that we were all safe and accounted for at all times. I loved it. Its £24 for a family ticket but that lasts for a year, will def try to go again. The hot chocolate in the cafe was lovely. :)

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Alan W, General Manager at Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2013

Thanks for your kind words, I'll pass on the complements to Ashley. Glad you enjoyed the hot chocololate. We have just got a new local supplier so I'm glad its going down well. Hpe you can make a return gift aid free visit soon.

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining and the caves themselves were quite awe inspiring - well worth a visit and the cafe was very reasonably priced

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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Well worth visiting, although quite expensive (make sure you gift aid it). The caves are really impressive, and the guides are very knowledgeable and helpful. The paths and the visitor centre look like they have been done up quite recently. Cups of tea and cookies in the café afterwards were very welcome – it’s cold in the cavern. You can also walk up to the folly on the hill in the country – if you follow the path from the Cavern it’s quite an easy walk – about half an hour to get there.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Went to pooles cavern took 2 children aged 5 and 7 they really enjoyed it. Had Oli as our guide really engaged with everyone lovely stories to keep kids entertained. Kids play area outside big hit and the cafe was lovely and reasonably priced. Definitely worth a trip.

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Reviewed February 20, 2013

I highly recommend Pooles cavern, then layout is really good,our guide (Steve) was friendly, knowledgable and had a good sense of humour, plus the caverns themselves are well laid out,mvery easy access, and arranged to be exciting without being scary ( with a five y/o in the group that was important). The walk to solomons temple gives a great view over the countyside, plus lots of play opportunity for the kids. A good 2-3 hours

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