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“Interesting but short”

Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park
Ranked #2 of 33 things to do in Buxton
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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.
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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“Interesting but short”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Very interesting but very cold and wet. The experience was a lot shorter than expected. We found it a little bit difficult to hear the guide as we were at the back of the group.Something to fill in an hour whilst in the lovely town of Buxton.

Visited March 2013
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“Great day out”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

Ashley was our guide. Smooth clear voice.
Nice guy. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
We have 2 boys aged 5 & 7. Asley made it fun for them. Would tevommend

Visited April 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“cold but interesting.”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Definetly need a coat or something warm on, Bit muddy so dont wear open toe shoes. Guide was good and overall a lovely place to visit.

Visited April 2013
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Stondon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Dan our tour guide, made Poole's Cavern a fun and interesting learning experience. The food was of good quality and good value for money.
I would say half a day would be plenty to see and do everything here, although we didnt visit 'Go Ape' so maybe with this in mind, a whole day maybe required. However, we did leave the car in the car park and took the short walk into Buxton itself, had a look around and a then took a slow walk back through the Pavillion Gardens and back to the car.
In short, well worth a visit.

Visited April 2013
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Kent Family
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“OK, shorter than I expected”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Arrived and advised when the next was going, your are not allowed in the caves without a tour guide.

We stopped and hand some soup and a childrens hot dog for the cafe. The soup was lovely, if a bit overpriced and the childrens hot dog looked a bit sorry for it's self.

The tour guide was very nice and did know a thing or two about geology which makes a change from some places you go which are scripted and memorised. Glad we went, ticket lasts for a year if you do giftaid although I don't think we would go back as we have been there now.

Kept us amused for just over an hour, was about £26 for two adults and a child which is not cheap for an hour.

Visited April 2013
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