- Caves and Mines
Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
Peak Cavern - unravel the deep dark 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 all wait to fascinate and unnerve you!
Set in the middle of the picturesque Peak District village of Castleton, the approach to Peak Cavern is awe inspiring so it's also great territory for a family ramble before or after, if you've got the weather for it!
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, hand making ropes for the local lead mines for over 400 years! Great fodder for a quick history lesson if you've a mind to.
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 rope-making demonstrations, last 1 hour. They are fairly undemanding and are suitable for all ages but of course kids need to be happy in the dusk and below the ground. Most children love it!
- Parking Available On-site
Getting There and Contact Information
Peak Cavern Road, Hope Valley, Castleton, Derbyshire, S33 8WS, England
Click here to visit Peak Cavern's website
01433 620 285
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
April through October
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
November through March
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday through Sunday during school holidays.
Daily outside school holidays with 2 tours per day at 11:00 and 14:00.
Closed Christmas day.
Adults: from £10.25
Kids: from £8.25
Additional child only: £7
Family: from £33
4s and under: Free
Confectionary, hot and cold drinks available.
Nearest public toilets 500m away in village centre.
Minerals, souvenirs and rope products.