Treak Cliff Cavern

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Treak Cliff Cavern is of international geological importance and has been a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest for many years, by agreement with English Nature all the Blue John Stone deposits on the visitor route are preserved. During your tour the guide will explain where Blue John Stone came from, how rushing water made the caverns, and how stalactites are formed and will explain how miners in the 1750's constructed a tunnel using only hand tools to reach the Blue John Stone deposits inside the hill. Deeper into the hill you will experience the wonder of underground limestone cave formations where multi-coloured flowstone adorns the walls of Aladdin's Cave, stalactites and stalagmites decorate Fairyland and the Dream Cave and you will see the most famous formation The Stork, standing on one leg.

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Blue John Cavern

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A shuttle bus from Edale and Hope railway stations linking the caverns and Castleton operates at weekends and on Bank Holidays throughout the year, along with a daily bus service from Sheffield to Castleton.

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Castleton is situated at the centre of the Peak National Park on the A6187 (formally A625), 16 miles from Sheffield and 29 miles from Manchester, within easy reach of the M1 and M6 motorways.

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Opening times:
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10:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:00

Prices:
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£7.95£4.00£22.00£6.95£6.95

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Address: Treak Cliff Cavern Ltd, Castleton Gift Shop, Cross Street, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WH, UK.
Phone: +44 1433 620571

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