Blue-John Cavern and Mine | Day Out With The Kids

Blue-John Cavern and Mine

Castleton, Derbyshire, England

  • Tunnel at Blue-John Cavern and Mine in Castleton
  • Sheep at Blue-John Cavern and Mine in Castleton

Attraction Information

  • Caves and Mines icon Caves and Mines

Ages: 0-12

Venue type: Indoor

The Blue John Cavern is steeped in history and old mining equipment is on view inside the cavern. Guided tours are conducted through the cave system at short regular intervals. Each tour lasts 45 minutes to 1 hour during which time a series of magnificent natural water worn caverns are seen.

Blue John can be seen in its natural state along with stalactites, stalagmites and huge caverns. The trip is a great educational experience for young and old alike.

See the Waterfall Cavern and the Grand Crystallized Cavern with its multi-coloured dome. Visit Lord Mulgraves Dining Room where his Lordship entertained miners, and where fine veins of Blue John can be seen in their natural state in the limestone. Stand in the Variegated Cavern approx. 200 feet high and 30 feet wide.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Mam Tor, Castleton, Derbyshire, S33 8WA, England


Click here to visit Blue-John Cavern and Mine's website
01433 620638

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 17:00

Monday to Friday 09:30 - 15:30
Saturday to Sunday 09:30 - 16:00


General Admission
Adults: £12.00
Kids: £6.00
Seniors: £9.00
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £32.00

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