Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Nottinghamshire  /  Worksop  /  Nature  /  Creswell Crags
Creswell Crags, Worksop
(4.4/5 based on 400 reviews on the web)
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.
It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Creswell Crags and many more Thorpe Salvin attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Thorpe Salvin itinerary builder.
Source
map
Create a full Thorpe Salvin itinerary

Plan your trip to Thorpe Salvin

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Nottinghamshire by other users

35 days in United Kingdom & Paris BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 37 days in United Kingdom & Paris BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 41 days in United Kingdom & Paris BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Nottingham BY A USER FROM VIETNAM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Nottingham BY A USER FROM VIETNAM February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Nottingham BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Nottingham BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Nottingham BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Nottingham BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Warwickshire, Yorkshire & Nottinghamshire BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Nottingham BY A USER FROM CHILE January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Manchester, Nottingham & London BY A USER FROM FINLAND November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We visited here yesterday after visiting the Welbeck Estate (5 mins away) and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our 10 year old found it great fun. Lovely walk around the Lake taking it all in and imagining what...  more »
  • Very interesting with excellent museum (well worth the £3 admission) and a brilliant walk around the prehistoric crags. Great cafe and shop. Kids will love it - especially the children's playground, b...  more »
  • The woods, lake and walk ways combine to provide a lovely area for an enjoyable walk. There's a good tea shop and craft/gift shop too.