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Carnglaze Caverns, Liskeard
(3.7/5 based on 340 reviews on the web)
Carnglaze Caverns consists of three man-made caverns formed as part of a slate quarry in the Loveny Valley, near the village of St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall, England, UK. In recent years Carnglaze Caverns has been used as an unusual concert venue.The first of the caverns, the Rum Store, is so called because it was used by the Royal Navy during the Second World War to store its supply of rum. In 2001 it was converted into an auditorium with seating for 400.The lowest of the three caverns has a lake, which was where the cover image for Echo & the Bunnymen's LP Ocean Rain was shot.Carnglaze Caverns has hosted concerts by folk-rock artists such as Fish and Fairport Convention, as well as bands such as Embrace (in 2004), and British Sea Power (in 2005 and 2007), as well as hosting craft and mineral shows.
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  • This is an old slate quarry, which doubles as a concert and wedding venue as well as a tourist attraction. We were given w/ a hard hat, a torch and a map of the caverns and in we went - we took our ti...  more »
  • We had a voucher from Groupon which meant that myself, my husband and two children entered the caverns for £6.50 - a bargain. My son loved the underground 'lakes' and he was particularly fond of the f...  more »
  • Pleasant amble in the caverns easy access down the steps. Well worth a visit don't miss the woodland walk as well 
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  • Was rather hard to find. We were staying nearby but we got lost and it took us about an hour for a 15 minute journey so signage could have been better Free car parking and friendly welcome reception .. you even get a hard hat :D Was expecting the caves to be a little bigger but was nice nonetheless atmosphere was as you would expect in a dark cave with pools of water :) Has some information on rocks etc which is displayed nicely Is also used as a venue for little concerts which I imagine would be very lovely Also features a nice walk which takes you quite high. some lovely views and pretty additions to the flowers and fairy garden ) Lovely little gift shops also on site with a variety of jewellery, seaside, arty bits
  • Small caves only took about an hour inside but could have been quicker if you wanted. Long steps inside & Dark so maybe not for people with mobilty problems on the lower level, but the entrance level is worth it.The pool at the end is beautiful - I won't spoil the surprise. Outside you can walk over the top of the caves if you are fully mobile.
  • The caverns are huge and a great place for weddings and concerts. Some really interesting history is displayed as you walk around and the lake, when lit up, takes your breath away.
  • Set in some beautiful wooded countryside, stands carnglaze caverns. As we arrived, a parking attendant came up to us and said it was busy and the car park was full but offered us an alternative space ,which I thought was very helpful. We got to the ticket office and was served by a lovely lady. She said we would have to wait half an hour ,but suggested that we go for a walk in the woods and around the gardens as this would take about 20 minutes. They have a constructed path around the property with a trail that has dragons and fairies strewn around to give a magical feel. The day we went,it was raining ,so the path was muddy and slippery,so getting up some of the slopes was a bit perilous. It was a nice walk but none of the wild flowers were out which would have made it very beautiful. When we got back from our walk we were told that we were ready to go into the caves. Another lovely lady ( the owner) took me and my family under a gazebo, as it was still raining, and gave us a brief talk about the caves and safety points to consider when inside. We were given a map, a torch and all had to wear a hard hat. When we got inside ,the temperature dropped to 10 degrees which was nice as it was quite warm outside and was nice to cool down. We climbing down a flight of steps, (not wheelchair friendly ) and explored around. The caves were split into 3 caverns, all had signs explaining different information about the cavern we were in. One cavern has been turned into a facility for holding a function such as a wedding ,as there is an altar,stage with seating.it also boasts a bar area. Personally, I think the caves could have been more atmospherically lit to give it my drama and bring out the rocks more. It is a beautiful place to visit but you will only be in there for about 20/30mins maximum. There is a tented area in the grounds with shop, vending facilities and eating areas.
  • Lovely afternoon . Kids loved it . The lady in reception was really friendly and helpful . Recommended ! Many thanks