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Creswell Crags, Worksop
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Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge on the border between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, England, near the villages of Creswell and Whitwell. The cliffs in the ravine contain several caves that were occupied during the last ice age, between around 43,000 and 10,000 years ago. Its caves contain the northernmost cave art in Europe.The caves contain occupation layers with evidence of flint tools from the Mousterian, proto-Solutrean, Creswellian and Maglemosian cultures. They were seasonally occupied by nomadic groups of people during the Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic periods. Evidence of Neolithic, Bronze Age, Roman and post-medieval activity has also been found there. There is evidence of Neanderthal occupation 50,000–60,000 years ago, a brief Gravettian occupation around 32,000 years ago and use of all the main caves during the Magdalenian around 14,000 years ago. The site is open to the public and has a visitor centre with a small museum of objects associated with the caves, including a stuffed cave hyena.
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  • I come here with my 8 year old son and partner to walk the dog, It's very well laid out and dog friendly with the bonus of coffee and cake when you get back to the visitor centre, Lots to do even if t...  more »
  • Didn't manage to go as I wasnt prepared to pay £3 for the 2hours left of the day (and less than hour of daylight). Even asking the staff they didn't care and seemed insulted that I asked. Shame as the...  more »
  • Followed a car in and put £3 in parking meter ,did not realize that center is only open weekends in winter.We had a walk round the lake spoke to a nice dog walker so the wild life on lake. They had a ...  more »