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“Beautiful and interesting!”

Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park
Ranked #3 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 November 15, 2013

Visited here twice now; in July with my nephew who is only 4 and again last week with my partner. (It is worth knowing you can keep your receipt and revisit if you paid gift aid).

would not recommend for small children who quickly become bored of the guide telling you all the history and facts.

very interesting for older children/adults, however, and an amazing experience. Both times the guides are full of such enthusiasm and passion for their job which is so important in telling the stories of the cave.

Unique and different day out with a nice cafe for refreshments. Wrap up as it's quite cold in there at 7 degrees all year round!

Thank LMH84
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Decided to visit Poole's Cavern as the weather during our stay was very wet and windy. Pleasantly surprised how much we enjoyed the visit which made better by a very informative guide. Well worth a visit.

Thank Caroline F
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

We visited Pooles caverns on 31st october 2013 (Halloween). It was a really interesting trip through the caverns. We paid around £20 or so for 2 adults and a child.
When we arrived there around 1pm there was only about a 15 minute wait until the next tour which was great and during that time we looked around the displays outside the entrance (Inside).
The staff on arrival were very polite and clearly everyone working there had made a big effort with there fancy dress costumes for Halloween. Our tour guide Reg was really informative and was really fun and enthusiastic. He certainly new his stuff about the caverns and made the whole experience extra fun with it being Halloween. The team put various Pumpkins around the caverns for the children to count as they went around and after they got a prize for counting the pumpkins correctly which my daughter liked doing. The caverns entrance equally was decorated in the Halloween theme which was really good. Even if it was not Halloween it would have been great, it just happens we picked an extra special day to come here. There are toilets, cafe and gift shop here too and a small play area for young children.
Car parking is only £1.50 for 4 hours which is good value and the entrance fee to the caverns is reasonable for a good 45mins- 1 hour tour. If you have time after, walk through the wooded area up the path and follow the yellow route to Solomons temple which offers great views 360 degrees. Most of the distant views are mainly of the East because of higher hills to the north and west. Really good afternoon in the caverns and a nice walk too!

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Interesting cavern but certainly not in the top league. Not that many interesting rock formations and, overall, the cavern is not that large. If you are stuck in Buxton with nothing to do on a rainy day, go and spend an hour or so here. Otherwise move on to places like Haddon Hall or Chatsworth that are both not far away.

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

They had just opened up when we arrived but were made to feel welcome while they sorted out their stuff. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly telling us all about stuff and as there was only the two of us and the guide seemed to make it better for us all. The lady really loved her job and did not mind some of the dafter questions we asked.
Overall a highly informative outing. and very pleasurable.

Thank marknorris30
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