The Peak District – Caves & Caverns

Each cottage has a wide selection of information on place to visit or explore during your stay and here are some ideas to help you plan your visit to the Peak District.

Poole’s Cavern, Buxton:   Poole’s Cavern is a 2 million year old, natural limestone cave situated in the beautiful woodland of Buxton Country Park. One of the great caves of the Peak District.

Treak Cliff , Castleton:  Treak Cliff Cavern is of international fame and geological importance. It has been a designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest for many years and by agreement with English Nature all the Blue John Stone deposits on the visitor route are preserved.

Peak Cavern , Castleton:  Unusual rock formations, the eerie sound of running water and echoes of a bygone age await you. Set in the middle of the picturesque Peak District, deep into the cliff is the Cavern’s imposing entrance chamber – the largest natural cave entrance in the British Isles.

Bluejohn CavernCastletonThe Blue John Cavern in the Peak District is a series of caverns considered to be the finest range in Great Britain. The Cavern Tours are of educational interest showing clearly how the caverns are formed in limestone strata and how the limestone itself had much earlier been formed by the deposits on the floors of great oceans which have long since receded, as the fossilised remains of marine animals now show.

Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath:  Since first opening its gates to visitors in 1780 the Heights of Abraham has remained one of the Peak District’s most popular destinations. Visitors have travelled from all over the world to experience its unique blend of spectacular underground caverns, stunning views and acres of beautiful woodland. In recent times however, the Heights has become rightly famous for its landmark Cable Car system which was introduced in 1984 – the first of its kind in the whole of the British Isles.

Speedwell Cavern, Castleton:  Enter the inner world of the underground cave system in the heart of the Peak District National Park and absorb the atmosphere as a watery silence echoes all around you. Set at the foot of the spectacular Winnats Pass, high above the village of Castleton, Speedwell Cavern takes you on an incredible underground boat journey.