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Treak Cliff Cavern

Buxton Road
Castleton
Hope Valley
Derbyshire
S33 8WP

Treak Cliff cavern is an underground Wonderland of Stalactites, Stalagmites, Rocks Minerals and Fossils. It is also home to Blue John Stone, a rare form of Fluorite with beautiful colours. Popular as an ornamental stone and mined for 300 years, one of the largest pieces ever found is still in situ called The Pillar. The Blue John Stone in Treak Cliff Cavern can be seen all around the walls and roof of the Witch's Cave.

The guided tour takes you deeper underground to see multi- coloured flowstone adorning the walls of Aladdin's Cave, and further on you can experience the wonder of the stalactites and stalagmites in Fairyland and the Dream Cave. The most famous formation is 'The Stork', standing on one leg.

People of all ages can enjoy a visit to Treak Cliff Cavern, guided tours take about 40 minutes. Special events are held at certain times during the year.

Polish Your Own Blue John Stone is an activity usually available during most school holidays where you select, prepare and polish a slice of Blue John Stone to take home.

General Information:

  • Car and Coach park

  • Dogs admitted on a lead.

  • Covered and outdoor picnic facilities for own food

  • Flash and video photography allowed

  • Special admission prices for educational and other groups

  • Educational work packs available

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  • Directions

    Castleton is situated at the centre of the Peak National Park on the A6187 (was A625), 16 miles from Sheffield and 29 miles from Manchester, within easy reach of the M1 and M6 motorways. A shuttle bus service from Edale Railway Station linking the Caverns and Castleton operates weekends and bank holidays throughout the year, along with a daily service from Sheffield to Castleton.

    Treak Cliff Cavern Postcode for SatNav: S33 8WP

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    +44 (0)1433 620 571
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    +44 (0)1433 620 519
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