Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park, Buxton

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At Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park, journey beneath the earth to see a two million-year-old cavern. Located in the Peak District, this natural limestone cave boasts crystal formations dating as far back as the Bronze Age. Explore the cavern’s numerous chambers while learning about its history and early cave dwellers from knowledgeable guides. Above ground, stroll through the surrounding country park woodlands, heading toward Solomon’s Temple at the summit. You can stop here for a rest and enjoy panoramic views of the sprawling Buxton area. Head back down the trail and visit the cafe for a coffee or pastry before you leave. Plan to see Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Buxton road trip website.
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  • We visited the cavern this afternoon. The tour of the cavern was very interesting and the cavern itself was amazing, well worth a visit. The cafe in the visitor centre also very good and reasonable... 
    We visited the cavern this afternoon. The tour of the cavern was very interesting and the cavern itself was amazing, well worth a visit. The cafe in the visitor centre also very good and reasonable...  more »
  • To find a geological attraction that is run by an independent organisation that has young, dedicated, knowledgeable and attentive staff was a totally unexpected, delighful find. A relaxed and... 
    To find a geological attraction that is run by an independent organisation that has young, dedicated, knowledgeable and attentive staff was a totally unexpected, delighful find. A relaxed and...  more »
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  • Lesson the day. Don't touch things. What an amazing experience. That was my first time visiting a place like that and didn't know where or what I was heading... In the first instant, I thought...I don't like this, cold and wet. But what a magical experience I loved. Each place takes you to another embodiment and everything seems to be alive. My best take from that magical experience is don't touch things to respect and protect the nature of life Yes, I do recommend Poole's Cavern.
  • It is really good. I bought a sliver of Blue John stone from the gift shop. The guide was very good. Stalagmites, stalactites. Easy to remember tights come down! I don't think I would have liked to be a cave man although a lot of protection would have been afforded. You certainly notice the difference in temperature when you duck back out of the entrance Highly Recommended

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