Speedwell Cavern, Castleton

3.2
#4 of 10 in Nature in Peak District National Park
Enter an underground cave system at Speedwell Cavern. In the heart of the Peak District National Park, descend 105 steps from the cave entrance to an underground canal. Here begin your guided boat journey through a 200 year-old lead mine. Wend your way 200 m (656 ft) below the surface of the hill before entering a cathedral-like cavern containing the Bottomless Pit, a huge subterranean lake. Book online for discounted and joint tickets. To visit Speedwell Cavern and get the most from your holiday in Castleton, create itinerary details personal to you using our Castleton travel app .
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  • Me and my daughter visited the cavern this past weekend and were shocked at the prices on arrival, £10 for a child was by far the priciest attraction we’ve visited this past decade. The tour it’s self...  more »
  • Thoroughly enjoyed this. We have done other caverns but this was the first by boat. Our guide was full of information and really corny jokes. Can't remember his name but he did lay down in the boat so...  more »
  • An abandoned water filled tunnel that runs half a mile underground, finally reaching the cavern. Due to poor weather it wasn't busy and we were the only people on the boat which takes you through the ...  more »
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  • An experience that will not be forgotten. If you do not like small spaces you may be uncomfortable but it is well worth it. A great place to visit if the weather is poor. Quite expensive but where else can you have a boat ride 200 meters underground? Staff are excellent and our guide made the trip.
  • The whole idea of going deep into caverns down a narrow tunnel was very cool and exciting. But after sitting on the boat for 20 minutes we got to the cavern and it was a lot smaller than I thought it would be so that was disappointing. But worth doing if your in the area!
  • This was an amazing trip. It can feel a bit claustrophobic at times but is made up for by the hilarious tour guides! It is a truly incredible and unique experience that myself and my friend enjoyed. Would recommend this to anyone that is able to do so (the steps are uneven and often slippy). Overall, fantastic experience that is great for a day out!
  • Not worth the money. Boat ride is unique to this cave. Parking is expansive. Costs minimum of £4 for four hours. Walk around this place is great.
  • Interesting tour and boat ride. However beware of tight spaces and a lot of steps. Tour guide was great.
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