Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park, Buxton

4.6
Must see · Cave · Nature / Park
At Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park, journey beneath the earth to see a two million-year-old cavern. Located in the Peak District, this natural limestone cave boasts crystal formations dating as far back as the Bronze Age. Explore the cavern’s numerous chambers while learning about its history and early cave dwellers from knowledgeable guides. Above ground, stroll through the surrounding country park woodlands, heading toward Solomon’s Temple at the summit. You can stop here for a rest and enjoy panoramic views of the sprawling Buxton area. Head back down the trail and visit the cafe for a coffee or pastry before you leave. Plan to see Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Buxton road trip website.
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  • My fiancé and I enjoyed our walk through the country park up to Solomon’s Temple. The walk takes around 25 minutes through the woodland, and there are some lovely sculptures to see en route. The...  more »
  • we arrived and were told there were places on tour but we had to book on line. there was no signal. large notices they needed help, we wanted to visit but it was too difficult,and what about people...  more »
  • We found the cavern by chance heading to Buxton park nearby. We arrived with less than ten minutes until the next tour and were so pleased we took a chance and booked this adventure as a last minute....  more »
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  • If you are interested in nature and it's natural architecture.. This caves are the best place for you... The caves are more than 2 million years old.... And the beauty is amazing.. The cavess have natural structural shapes formed inside . The 45 minutes tour guide is amazing journey in to the history... Do visit.
  • 10yr old granddaughter and my niece went into the cavern whilst myself and sister stayed in the cafe,the cafe was superb, clean, excellent food and service brilliant. The girls came out of the cavern raving about their experience and both want to go again. the tour of the cavern took 45 mins and their guide, Abby was very good. The gift shop is interesting with a huge amount on offer from the lowest budget. I didn't go in as disabled and can't stand too long but am going to give it a go next year.
  • What a glorious cavern. The tour was superb with a knowledgeable fun guide. My children were awed by this place & despite the lights going out as part of the experience felt safe as they were asked if they were ok with this. Fantastic customer care! Gift shop had small geological items the kids could get with pocket money. Finished off with a walk to Solomon's temple ... perfect!
  • Excellent, the whole family really enjoyed the caves and also liked and appreciated the enthusiasm of the guide. Well worth a visit! Tip, take a jumper or coat as it's cold, and if you intend to visit with a Yong baby bring a sling as it's not really suitable for prams/buggies ( There is a secure room to store them)
  • Very cool cave. Nice guided tour. Paths are good. So no worries about your footwear. There are steps but not many. (Max 7 in a row) They have lit up the cave with lots of nice lights... And even some ultraviolet ones! Gift aid your ticket and make your ticket a yearly access one.

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