Things to do at Poole’s Cavern and Buxton Country Park review
Poole’s Cavern is a two-million-year-old natural limestone cave near Buxton in Derbyshire. The caverns are part of the Wye system and it is designated a site of special scientific interest.
Expert guides will take you on a tour of the vast limestone caverns. You will see how crystal stalactites have lined the chambers over millions of years. You will hear stories of stone age hunters, Roman soldiers, medieval outlaws and even a Queen. The tour is suitable for all ages with paved walkways and handrails throughout. There are a total of 28 steps, tours run every 20 minutes and last for almost an hour. There is also an outdoor playground close to the car park.
You can extend your day out by visiting the country park where you can walk through beautiful woodland trails. There are marked trails of varying lengths up to Solomon’s Temple with beautiful views across the Peak District. Why not try and find some fossils or have a go at orienteering. Maps are available from the visitor centre. Buxton Country Park is also home to Derbyshire’s Go Ape high ropes course.
Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.
FAQ and Further Information Poole’s Cavern and Buxton Country Park
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. There are two picnic areas.
What are the main things to do?
Cavern tours with stalactites and stalagmites, outdoor playground, woodland walks to Solomon’s temple. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket costs £11, children 5-16 are £5.50. Under 5s are free. Family tickets are available.
Is there parking?
Pay and display car park for 80 vehicles priced at £2.00 for 4 hours, or £3.00 all day.
When are they open?
They are open almost all year round. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Dogs are permitted in the visitor centre and café.
Are they accessible?
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