Blue John Cavern
The tour starts with a short flight of steps before visitors can appreciate the awe-inspiring majesty of the natural caverns. Then as you go deeper the history of Blue John, or bleu-jaune, meaning 'blue-yellow', and it's mining are explained.
See the Cavern's website
What makes it special
- Descend the mine and see veins of actual Blue John embedded in the rock
- Purchase a piece of jewellery made from the mineral
Daily - 09:30 (first tour 9:45) to 16:30 (arrive by 16:15)
Each tour takes about 50 minutes
Adults - £14.00
Children - £6.00
Senior Citizens - £10.00
Students - £10.00
Family Ticket (two adults and two children) - £36.00
Other things to do nearby
Visit an underground wonderland in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Don't miss the fossils! Visit the website
Castleton lies on the boundary between the Dark Peak and the White Peak and has to top the podium for runner-friendly properties.
Set at the foot of the spectacular Winnats Pass, Speedwell Cavern takes you on an incredible underground boat journey.
YHA Castleton Losehill Hall is in a great location where the limestone dales and grit-stone moors meet.
Join our long weekend of trail run training from the beautiful village of Castleton. Develop your trail and mountain running experience on our carefully designed running camp.
Prefer tarmac? You’ll find well-known hill climbs on our local roads. And there are family-friendly routes around Derwent Reservoir and the marvellous Monsal Trail.
Perfect for first timers who want to get out and experience life on the water. Instructor-led lessons are available for kayaking and canoeing, so why not dive in and have a go?
Try one of the excellent half day walks to the Druid's Stone and Madwoman's Stones or a full day hike around Kinder plateau to the Woolpacks and Kinder Downfall.
If you’re looking for a healthy mix of road and off road cycling then Hathersage has it all.
Fly as free as a bird with paragliders and hang-gliders at Derbyshire Flying Centre in Tideswell. Visit the website
10 miles The dark waters of the Derwent Valley hide two flooded villages. The dams were also used to develop the ‘Dambusters’ bouncing bomb. Visit the website
There are many popular cycling routes near Ravenstor. The country's longest unbroken climb is near by in Castleton and there are many quiet country roads to explore in all directions.
Surprisingly, this large outdoor public swimming pool is located in the small Derbyshire village of Hathersage.
Nearby Cheedale has a concentration of climbs unmatched anywhere else. Ravenstor Crag is the most ferocious crag in the whole of the Peak.
Famous for his cutlery design, the museum shows exactly why David Mellor is so often referred to as ‘the cutlery king’.
YHA Eyam is an ideal location for enjoying one of the many circular cycling routes around the lovely Peak District.