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Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park, Buxton

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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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Buxton holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • First time I have ever stepped foot in a cave and its unreal, the guide who took us round was brilliant. The tour lasted around 40 minutes and was definitely worth the money! The guide went into alot ...  more »
  • For those of us that are getting on and a little less able than we would like to be, going underground into a cave may seem daunting. However Pooles Cavern presents very little difficulty and the frie...  more »
  • We visited Pooles Cavern on a Sunday. The ticket fee was great value and the ticket lasts for a full year. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The cavern itself was breathtaking and ...  more »
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  • Really polite staff, very easy to get on a tour, and excellently executed and interesting walk and talk. The caves are well lit enough that you can see everything interesting and walk about safely, but not so well lit that you forget you are in a deep cave. The paths were wet but in our experience not slippery. The walk is mostly on slopes with few steps and lots of handrails. Clean toilets. Remember to bring a coat because it gets very chilly in the cave. A very enjoyable experience!
  • This is an awesome experience with or without children. The tour of the cavern is brilliant where you explore the dark, mysterious and untouched beauty of the Buxton's underground cavern and how people used to live there centuries ago. The tour guides do a great job explaining the natural formations and you certainly learn a thing or two about history and geology when you're down there. The highlight (or lowlight) is the temperature - as it remains at a constant 7 degrees whatever the weather outside. So dress warm for the tour even in the summer!
  • Really interesting tour by very well informed and likeable guide. Beautiful formations in the cave. Suitable for little ones, quite easy walking and do-able with a buggy at a push, although there are a few steps.
  • I enjoyed it here. The tour really isn't that long and the cavern isn't that large. Price isn't too bad but still a little expensive for the half hour it takes to wall in and out. There are soon woods nearby so come when the weather is good and there's more to do. Pay and display.
  • Nice cafe, dog friendly. Nice walks in the trees and a good view from Solomon's Temple. The history of the cave is interesting too.

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