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Blue John Cavern, Castleton

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Head underground with a tour of the Blue John Cavern. The cavern is named after Britain’s most rare mineral, blue john, which is still mined here in small amounts outside the tourist season. Be guided through the caves by one of the miners and learn how the caves were formed. Discover the areas that have produced some of biggest pieces of blue john ever mined. Take in the natural beauty of the forms and colors that the minerals have produced, including stalagmites and stalactites. Visit the craft shop to purchase some of your very own blue john set in jewelry and ornaments. Sensible footwear is a must as the cavern contains lots of steps. A visit to Blue John Cavern represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Castleton itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Had a great and informative guide. Many steps to go up and down, but our guide did not rush anyone. Amazing caves going very deep and even more amazing when you look up and realise how deep they are. ...  more »
  • Fortunately I had the opportunity to visit this cavern. We had Katy as a guide and she was very informative and enthusiastic, she definitely show that she loves the history behind the cavern. It was w...  more »
  • The tour lasted one hour, parking was free which is great. Have to say we were disappointed, it said there was a cafe this was closed(Saturday) the cavern was a lot of steps with only one patch of blu...  more »
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  • We took our daughter today for her birthday and she thoroughly enjoyed it as did we all. The guide was very knowledgable and had no problem answering questions you put to him Would definitely recommend anyone to give it a go but make sure you have a reasonably amount of fitness to you as the stairs going up take a bit out of you .
  • Really interesting tour around one of the Peak District's most prolific caverns. I was a bit worried that I would enjoy the tour more than my partner but he was like a little boy exploring. Both loved it and would highly recommend. The knowledge of our tour guide was brilliant and all staff were welcoming.
  • I went here as a child and wanted to take my children too, a good cheap day out, tour guide was very informative and friendly.
  • The Cavern is worth visiting if you are in the area. However the gents need to be updated!! Outside urinal and no sink to wash hands. I used the ladies sink 😂
  • A special place with a unique story for an one and only stone in the world :)