Join us for a cavern tour.
About Our Tours
The tour of the cavern commences with the descent of a short flight of steps through a man made passageway some fifteen yards in length, and from the foot of this stairway visitors pass at once into the beginning of the natural caverns. From this point on the awe-inspiring majesty of the Caverns can be appreciated.
Bull Beef A working which has produced some of the very best and largest pieces of Blue John Stone ever mined. This variety of Blue John is known as "Bull Beef". because of its is likening to raw beef.
The Grand Crystallised Cavern Is dome shaped and lofty with mineral colourings and markings which resemble a tree trunk sawn across.
The Waterfall Cavern The whole left hand side of the cavern is covered in stalagmitic formations looking like a frozen waterfall. The high roof is richly coloured with iron oxide deposits.
The Stalactite Cavern The Stalactite Cavern shows the meandering course that the underground river took. The roof resembles a riverbed upside down, a fringe of stalactites can clearly be seen.
Lord Mulgrave's Dining Room Formed when two underground rivers met forming a whirlpool which then created its circular shape. It's named Lord Mulgraves Dining room because it said his Lordship entertained a group of miners to a dinner of some sort.
The Variegated Cavern The last of Caverns shown to the public. It is majestic and somewhat awe-inspiring being 200 feet High. Its name given because of the variety of markings on the walls and in the roof.
Admission is payable at the Cavern on the day, we do not sell tickets on-line
For larger parties of over 15 members - please contact us beforehand 01433 620638
Children of all ages are welcome, but babes in arms cannot be carried down into the cavern - they can however be carried using a child sling/carrier (leaving the adult hands free) Children under 5 go free
Each tour takes between 50 minutes to 1 hour - tours go down the cavern approximately every 20 minutes
Opening Time 9.30am (first tour 9.45am) Daily
Closing 4.30pm (please arrive by 4.15pm) Saturday and Sunday
Dogs on a lead are welcome (please be a responsible owner and pick up after your dog)
Last tour leaves 1 hour before closing - time, if in doubt please enquire
Free car and coach parking available close to cavern
Party rates on request
Family Tickets available
FOOTWEAR with good tread recommended when visiting this attraction
***PLEASE NOTE*** The Cavern is NOT suitable for people with heart conditions, breathing or mobility problems as there are many many steps and slopes within the cavern
please see admissions page for pricing