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Peak Cavern

Castleton, Derbyshire, England

Description

Unravel the mysteries of the Devil’s Arse and step into the unique world of Peak Cavern. Unusual rock formations, the eerie sound of running water and echoes of a bygone age await you.

Set in the middle of the picturesque Peak District village of Castleton, the approach to Peak Cavern is awe inspiring.

Deep into the cliffs is the Cavern’s imposing entrance chamber, within which you will see the remains of an ancient village where a whole community lived and worked making ropes for the local lead mines for more than 400 years.

Deeper into the Cavern you pass through Lumbago walk and enter the Great Cave, see a perpetual cascade of water at Roger Rains’ House, pass through Pluto’s Dining Room into the Devil’s Cellar and hear the source of the river Styx.

Guided tours, including traditional ropemaking demonstrations, last 1 hour. They are fairly undemanding and are suitable for all ages.

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Contact Details

Website:www.devilsarse.com

Telephone: 01433 620285

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Address:
Peak Cavern Ltd.
Peak Cavern Road
Castleton
Hope Valley
Derbyshire
S33 8WS

Opening Times

April to October – Daily, 10am to 5 pm. Tours every hour. Last tour 4pm.

October to March – Weekends (& daily during school holidays) 10am to 5 pm. Tours every hour. Last tour 4pm. Monday to Friday (outside school holidays) 2 tours per day at 11.00am and 2.00pm.

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Peak Cavern Ropewalks
Peak Cavern Ropewalks

Pluto's Dining Room
Pluto's Dining Room

Peak Cavern
Peak Cavern

Peak Cavern
Peak Cavern

Main Features

Devil's Arse - huge mysterious cavern surrounded by cliffs.

Plus Lumbago Walk, The Great Cave, Village inside the Cave and Rope Making.

Facilities

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