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Poole's Cavern - Guided Cavern Tour

Type:Cultural Activity

Poole's Cavern Visitor Centre Green Lane
SK17 9DH

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Poole's Cavern - Guided Cavern Tour


Poole's Cavern is a family friendly, all weather, accessible experience. Book a tour and be taken through this ancient natural Limestone Cavern which can be found on the outskirts of the historic Spa town of Buxton in the High Peak of Derbyshire.
Expert guides will take you on a journey beneath the earth where you can marvel at the beautifully illuminated rock sculpted galleries. Explore the vast limestone caverns and see how crystal Stalactites and Stalagmites have lined the chambers over millions of years.
Combine your cavern visit with a walk to Grin low viewpoint, lunch at the cavern cafe or time to explore the town of Buxton Spa.

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Cavern tours are accompanied with a guide at all times
Tours begin every 30 minutes and leave from the visitor centre exhibition area
The Cavern tour is approximately 45 minutes underground
The temperature underground is a constant 7 centigrade, 44 fahrenheit
There are 28 steps in the Cavern no more than 10 in one place
Pushchairs and child buggies are permitted in the cave
There are just two low points. One located at the entrance and one located by the first set of steps. Both low points are clearly marked with 'Mind Your Head' signs
Dogs are welcome in the Country Park, visitor centre and cafe - but are not allowed on the Cavern tour, except assistance dogs.
Enjoy take away snacks, tea and coffee from our café, with outside picnic tables available
Then enjoy a walk around the country park woodland with trails up to Solomon’s Temple viewpoint
Covid 19 Re-Opening Information:
Welcomed by a staff member at the visitor centre entrance
Hand sanitiser stations available throughout the visitor centre
Clear social distancing signs both through the visitor centre and cavern
Face covering are recommended on the cavern tour 
Limited queuing and cavern tour sizes of 20 people.
Our expert guides will escort you through the beautiful underground world of Poole’s cavern at a relaxed pace to enjoy this ‘Wonder of the Peak District’

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What to bring

What to bring

  • Warm Clothing - There is a constant temperature of 7°C in the cavern, so dress warmly.
  • Waterproofs


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Poole's Cavern & Country Park, BuxtonDerbyshire's most spectacular natural showcave, has been described as "The Wonder of the Peak' since the 16th century