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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 along beautiful woodland sculpture trails to a panoramic Peak District hilltop viewpoint.

Poole’s Cavern has attracted curious visitors to its unique subterranean wonders, in the High Peak spa town of Buxton, for thousands of years. Our Stone Age ancestors sheltered here, Romans presented offerings to gods and goddesses and medieval outlaws sought refuge from justice. 17th century explorers named the cavern the seventh ‘Wonder of the Peak’.

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

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 BCA’s beautiful country park, with woodland walks and sculpture trails. Summit Grinlow Hill to the Solomon’s Temple viewpoint, with panoramic views of the Peak District. For a more extreme experience try the forest High wire adventure course on GO APE.

Taste the Peak in the Cavern café with homemade cakes, cookies & scones baked daily. Hot meals, light bites, local coffee and artisan teas served all day; made with local fresh produce. Eat in and enjoy watching the birds visiting our bird feeders. We also have outdoor picnic areas on-site or visit our shop brimming with local gifts and gemstones of the world. 

Opening Times

Please check out website for latest opening times
Summer Opening Times:
Open 9:15am – 5pm
Last Tour 4pm.
Tours every 30 mins. Pre-book online.
Winter Opening Times:
Open 10:15am – 4pm

Last Tour 2:30pm.
Hourly tours, pre-book online.

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
  • Cafe
  • Gem Shop
  • Guided Tours