Beer Quarry Caves

Beer Quarry Caves

Last Updated on February 21, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at Beer Quarry Caves review

The Beer Quarry Caves are located near Beer in Devon. They are a vast man-made complex of underground caverns that were created by centuries of quarrying of the famous Beer Stone.

The stone was particularly favoured for cathedral and church features and it has been quarried and mined since Roman times. In the 19th century the caves were also used to store contraband, including by the smuggler Jack Rattenbury.

Quarrying ceased in the early 20th century at the site and since then some of the caves have been used to cultivate mushrooms. Guided tours of the caves run from spring through to autumn. Prebooking is essential and their guides will take you on an hour-long tour through the vast man-made complex of underground cavers with vaulted roofs and pillars which have been likened to a vast underground cathedral.

You will be able to see the methods used to quarry and deliver the huge blocks of stone, the working conditions, the hardships endured and the daily dangers that the workforce faced. The caves are cool so please bring warm clothing with you.

FAQ and Further Information Beer Quarry Caves

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

A vast man-made complex of underground caverns that were created by centuries of quarrying of the famous Beer Stone. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*Mid-rangeu003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. Adults £10, children aged 5-16 £8, under 5s are free, and family tickets are £30.

Is there parking?

There is free, parking.

When are they open?

Beer Quarry Caves is open from early April until autumn. For up-to-date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Well-behaved dogs on leads are permitted underground.

Are they accessible?

Due to the nature of the ground in the caves they are not accessible to wheelchairs or pushchairs.u003cbru003e

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