Speedwell Cavern, Castleton

3.1
#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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  • Easy to find via Satnav and well-signposted, Speedwell Cavern was very accessible by car. Parking was £4 but there was a £2 refund for the Cavern Tour participants. We took advantage of the 'earlybird...  more »
  • Did the Speedwell Cavern with my wife on August 25th.. £11.50 admission per person.. about a 20 minute wait which is just about bordering on the acceptable.. 106 steps down to a steel boat which holds...  more »
  • An enjoyable experience in which you definitely learn something! Interesting stories and facts related by the humorous tour guide. Definitely one to tick off if you are in the area!  more »
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  • Exciting visit into the old lead mine by boat. A very different experience and would recommend to people of all ages (there are A lot of stairs however) Tour guide was very informative and funny. My only complaint would be that it was more expensive than anticipated (£9.50 per adult)
  • Nice place to visit. The drive down through the Pass was spectacular! The cave tours are very interesting and inexpensive. Also has a lovely gift shop where the staff were pleasant and very helpful. Both myself and my daughter loved it there!
  • This is a great opportunity to travel below ground in a boat to visit a cavern. Our kids loved it. Our guide was informative, humorous and quite entertaining. Parking opposite. Toilets. Gift shop and coffee hut.
  • Fantastic tour from Lee despite having a power fault causing us to help steer the boat through the caves. Made everything feel much more authentic.
  • An amazing experience! Knowledgeable, friendly guide and a rare opportunity to travel on a boat underground! A lot of fun.

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