Poole's Cavern

Green Lane, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9DH

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Poole’s Cavern is found deep beneath the limestone hills on the edge of the historic Derbyshire spa town of Buxton. This secret underground world once echoed to the sound of a glacial river that scoured the rock for millions of years. Everywhere Spectacular crystal stalactites and stalagmites adorn the vast chambers.

Over 3000 years ago, cave dwellers sheltered in the chambers. Archaeologists have discovered thousands of remains many of which are on display in the Visitor Centre.

An attraction since the 16th century and described as one of ‘The seven wonders of the Peak’. Visitors are escorted in comfort and safety by expert guides who will unfold the fascinating story of the cavern’s history, myths and legend.

New this year, state of the art LED lighting underground. See the rock formations in their full glory as never before in 2011.

Our new visitor centre and cavern café offers tasty meals, drinks and snack. There is also new children’s play area and picnic area. Our new Stalactite Rock shop has an amazing collection of rocks, minerals, gemstones, fossils and jewellery from around the world.

Come along to see our new Hidden world exhibition and discover how the Peak District would have looked 350 million years ago.

Above ground complete your day and take a stroll through Buxton Country Park, 100 acres of beautiful sheltered woodland, to Solomon’s Temple viewpoint with commanding views of the Peak District from the summit of Grin Low at 1400 feet above sea level.

Opening Times

Summer Opening Times: March - October open 9:30am - 5pm Tours every 20 minutes

Winter Opening Times: November - February open 10am - 4pm Weekends: Tours Every 20 minutes Weekdays: Tours at 10:30am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm

The Cafe @ The Cavern serves food daily from 9.30 am to 4pm

The country park woodland trails are open all hours


£9.75 - Adults (16 and over)
£5.25 - Children (5-16 years old)
£26.00 - Family Ticket (2 adults / up to 3 children)
£8.50 - Students and Seniors (with valid ID)

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