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Poole's Cavern


Poole's Cavern

Poole's Cavern is open every day. Rain or shine, underground it's always fine!

For centuries, curious visitors have explored and marvelled at the natural subterranean world that is Poole’s Cavern. Found deep in the limestone hills close to the historic spa town of Buxton, the cavern once gave shelter to prehistoric cave dwellers.

Legend tells of a medieval robber’s treasure hidden deep underground. Known as the ‘First Wonder of the Peak’ after an early travel guide published in 1681, Poole’s Cavern became a popular attraction for wealthy visitors and even royalty. In 1853 the cavern was improved for Victorian visitors by the Duke of Devonshire with paved walkways and gas lighting.
Explore Poole’s Cavern today, with our expert guides, and journey through the beautifully illuminated chambers, incredible stalactites and stalagmites and vast limestone caverns to discover for yourself the magnificent underground scenery of the Peak District.

T: 01298 26978
Poole’s Cavern and Buxton Country, Park Green Lane, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 9DH
Guided Tours Cafe & Shop Picnic & Play Area
A natural wonder of the Peak District

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