Poole's Cavern

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

Opening Times

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)

Hostels nearby

YHA Eyam External

YHA Eyam

Free wi-fi
Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
Private rooms available

Poole's Cavern and Buxton Country Park

Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9DH

Map references

OS Map: 119

OS Grid Ref: SK050725

Lat/Lng: 53.250114, -1.9263169

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

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