Poole's Cavern and Buxton Country Park
One of the best show caves around, don't miss this spectacular cavern. Take a journey below ground and discover vast limestone caverns with crystal stalactites and stalagmites. There are lit-up caves, an interesting archeology visitor centre, and lots of beautiful crystals to buy.
Stay above ground and walk around the Country Park, including walking up to Buxton's own folly, Solomon's Temple. Swing through the treens on Go Ape setup.
Visit the Cavern's website
What makes it special
- Explore the vast limestone caverns
- See crystal stalactites
- Stroll though beautiful woodland trails, and up to Solomon's Temple
Summer - March to October - 09:30 to 17:00
Tours every 20 minutes
Winter - November to February - 10:00 to 16:00
Monday to Friday - Tours at 10:30am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm
Weekends - Tours every 20 minutes
The Cafe @ The Cavern serves food daily from 9.30 am to 4pm
Buxton Country Park woodland trails are open all hours
Adult - £10.50
Child - £5.50 (ages five to sixteen)
Family - £28.00 (two adults and up to three children)
Students & Seniors - £9.00 (with valid ID)
Other things to do nearby
Try horse riding, pony trekking or Trail riding through stunning Peak District scenery.
Nearby Cheedale has a concentration of climbs unmatched anywhere else. Ravenstor Crag is the most ferocious crag in the whole of the Peak.
MTB&B MTB&B is all about to getting people onto top bikes and riding the fantastic trails in the Peak District. We work on giving you a tailor-made mountain bike hire experience.
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.
Fly as free as a bird with paragliders and hang-gliders at Derbyshire Flying Centre in Tideswell. Visit the website
There's world famous grit-stone routes and bouldering a short drive away, the nearest crag is just 300 metres from the hostel.
The Monsal Trail is a disused railway line running from nearby Buxton to Bakewell that follows the course of the beautiful River Wye.
Sheen lies between the lower Dove and Manifold Valleys, well known for their scenic beauty. These are some of the most popular walks in the whole country.
15 miles Lyme Park is a magnificent estate, made famous as the backdrop to where Darcy meets Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice. Visit the website
The Tissington Trail is just 5 minutes drive away and provides links to the beautiful village of Hartington and the market town of Ashbourne.
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,
Castleton lies on the boundary between the Dark Peak and the White Peak and has to top the podium for runner-friendly properties.
Visit an underground wonderland in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Don't miss the fossils! Visit the website
Set at the foot of the spectacular Winnats Pass, Speedwell Cavern takes you on an incredible underground boat journey.
The most important prehistoric site of the East Midlands, Arbor Low is a Neolithic henge monument atmospherically set amid high moorland. Some say that this is the finest Stone Age 'henge'
In just 15 minutes you can be down by the River Dove, feeding the ducks, watching the herons and, if you're lucky, a kingfisher. A gentle, idyllic walk that everyone can enjoy.