AboutDiscover Poole’s Cavern, Buxton’s Hidden Wonder.
Take a Journey beneath the earth with our expert guides, explore the vast Limestone caverns and see how crystal Stalactites and Stalagmites have lined the chambers over millions of years.
Back above ground explore the beautiful country park woodlands and complete your day with a stroll to Grin Low and Solomon’s Temple viewpoint with superb views of the Peak District. Or for a more extreme experience try GO APE high wire tree top adventure. Taste the Peak in the Cavern café with meals or snacks, cakes and coffee served all day. We also have picnic areas and safe play area for children and toddlers. We are open every day, see you soon.
Grin Low Country Park
Explore beautiful woodland trails leading to Solomon's Temple viewpoint, or for a more extreme adventure try out Go Ape high wire course.
Poole's Cavern Cafe
The café serves refreshments, snacks and light meals. Separate room for group/school use and wet weather picnic room. Dogs are permitted in the visitor centre and café.
Adult Ticket £9.75, Child (5 - 16 years) £5.25
Concession Ticket £8.50, Family Ticket £26
Group discount available for 10 or more.
- Visit England VistEngland VAQAS 2016
Booking & Payment Details
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Accepts groups
- French signs/guides
- German signs/guides
- Spanish signs/guides
- Dogs accepted - dogs are very welcome in the visitor centre and cafe with dog treats and water available but for safety we cannot allow dogs on the cavern tour. The country park woods are ideal for dog walking.
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Guided tours mandatory
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome
- On-site catering - Cafe serving fairtrade coffee and tea, homemade soups and cakes, toasties, all day breakfasts, daily specials, baked potatoes which choice of fillings including vegetarian options.
- Picnic site
- Parking with charge
- Education/study area
- Facilities for educational visits
- Facilities for groups
- Guided tours for groups
- Disabled toilets
* OPEN DAILY except Christmas Day Boxing Day and New Years Day
Guided tours leave the Visitor Centre every 20 minutes.
Last entry 3.45pm
- Certificate of Excellence 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good328
- Paul KTrip Type:CouplesStretch your legs in the woodTuesday, 28th March 2017Situated on the southern edge of Buxton this is a great place to stretch your legs. From the car park you can take a number of walks through the woods which now clad the hills. The routes are... Read full review
- RickDalbyHarrogate, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyGood tour guide, interesting history but quite a short tourMonday, 27th March 2017When visiting Buxton recently my family and I decided to go on the tour of the Poole's cavern. The tour guide Luke was very knowledgeable and approachable, learning about the stalactites and mites... Read full review
- Eloise VTrip Type:CouplesWell worth a visit!!Tuesday, 21st March 2017My partner and I had a weekend trip to Buxton, and since I am half Fraggle, half Goblin, this was definitely on my list of things to do. We arrived just in time for the next tour (huzzah for good... Read full review
Map & Directions
Poole's Cavern is a 20 minute walk from Buxton Railway Station and Bus Station. From the Crescent and Tourist Information Centre follow Broad Walk and Temple Road to Green Lane and The Cavern.
By road follow the brown tourist signs from A6, A515 or A53 to Green Lane. Pay and display car park for 80 vehicles priced at £1.50 for 4 hours, or £3.00 all day. Level access to visitor centre.
There is no public transport bus route direct to Poole's Cavern.
The nearest railway station is Buxton, which is 1 mile away.