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Poole's Cavern - Peak District, England

Poole's Cavern - Peak District, England

Explore the vast limestone caverns see how crystal stalactites have lined the chambers over millions of years. Stroll though beautiful woodland trails to a panoramic Peak District hilltop viewpoint.

Poole’s Cavern has attracted curious visitors to this underground treasure house in the High Peak spa town of Buxton for thousands of years. Our Stone Age ancestors sheltered here, Romans concealed gifts to the gods of the underworld and medieval outlaws sought refuge. 17th century explorers named the cavern the ‘Wonder of the Peak’.

Take a Journey beneath the earth with our expert guides, explore the vast Limestone caverns and see how crystal Stalactites and Stalagmites have lined the chambers over millions of years.

Back above ground explore the beautiful country park woodlands and complete your day with a stroll to Grin Low and Solomon’s Temple viewpoint with superb views of the Peak District. Or for a more extreme experience try the forest High wire adventure course on GO APE.

Taste the Peak in the Cavern café with meals or snacks, cakes and coffee served all day. We also have picnic areas and safe play area for children and toddlers.

Come face to face with our cave dwelling ancestors in our new archaeology exhibition and have a go at ‘digging the past’ yourselves.

Opening Times

Summer Opening Times:
March – October open 9:30am – 5pm
Tours every 20 minutes

Winter Opening Times:
November – February open 10am – 4pm
Weekends: Tours Every 20 minutes
Weekdays: Tours at 10:30am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm

Last admission to the caves, museum and tour bus is 30 minutes before the listed closing time. Please check our website for more info

Contact details


Telephone: 01298 26978


Poole’s Cavern Visitor Centre,
Green Lane,
SK17 9DH


  • Open All Year
  • Nature Trail
  • Car Parking
  • Toilets
  • Tea Room
  • Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Guided Tours