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“amazing underground palace of delights”

Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park
Ranked #3 of 38 things to do in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Poole’s Cavern is the most spectacular natural cavern in the Peak District. Wonder at the amazing crystal formations which adorn the vast illuminated chambers on a one hour guided tour. Discover the home of the cave dwellers and learn about their lives in our new exhibition centre. Enjoy a tasty meal in the Cavern Café and explore the fossil and gemstone shop. Stroll through Buxton country park woodlands to the panoramic viewpoint of Solomon’s Temple.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
Reviewed 2 May 2018

fantastic place & for everyone, many fascinating underground sights!!
take your camers you will not be dissapointed!

Thank David E
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

My wife and I arrived in time for the 10.30 guided tour on a Monday morning and hoped it would not be very busy and we were right, as our tour party was just us and our guide, Chris. Chris was clearly very knowledgeable and she gave us an engaging and interesting tour for about an hour. There were several unique and fascinating things to see and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We followed that walking to and from Solomon's Tower using the well-marked routes and the rise is quite significant, so you need to be moderately fit for it to be manageable. The walk to the top was rewarded with spectacular views in all directions and I thoroughly recommend it.

Thank Barry T
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

The coffee was pretty average and made in one of those automatic machines like you see in morrisons cafe. Mugs were large but not very tasty. It was fine if all you wanted was something to drink between visiting the caverns and walking up to solomons temple.

Thank Mum B
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We took a tour this weekend with Luke who spoke very clearly, was very informative/knowledgeable, and funny.

Poole's Cavern itself is spectacular. One of our travelling companions can be a little claustrophobic, and the staff were so kind in showing her the entrance to the cave (the most confined part) so that she could make up her mind if she wanted to go in or not. I thought that this was a nice gesture and she enjoyed the tour along with the rest of us (as the name suggests, inside is quite cavernous). We enjoyed the sights inside the Cavern, with some of the features interestingly being unique to this cave.

We took a walk afterwards through the Country Park up to Solomon's Temple, and the view was spectacular - well worth the climb.

Highly recommended for an activity in lovely Buxton.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We did a couple of the trails and got nice views from the top after walking to Solomon's Temple. Cafe in car park is nice too. Didn't do the caves as done similar before.

Thank Suzanne N
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