- Caves and Mines
- Parks and Playgrounds
Suitable for all ages
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
For centuries, curious visitors to Buxton have explored and marvelled at the natural subterranean world that is Poole's Cavern!
Known as the ‘First Wonder of the Peak' after an early travel guide published in 1630 Poole's Cavern became a popular attraction for wealthy visitors and even royalty.
Explore Poole's Cavern today with expert guides and journey through the beautifully illuminated chambers to discover for yourself the magnificent underground scenery of the Peak District. With paved walkways and only 28 steps throughout the tour is suitable for all ages.
Back above ground take a stroll through Buxton Country Park woodlands to the hilltop viewpoint of Solomon's Temple with spectacular peak land views. The Visitor centre includes the Café at the Cavern with a wide range of delicious produce including daily specials, light snacks and fair trade coffee. The visitor centre and café is dog friendly with canine treats available too. The Rock and gem shop has a superb collection of gifts, books and local produce.
Poole's Cavern is open all year every day, rain or shine underground it's always fine.
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Picnics Allowed
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Green Lane, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9DH, England
Click here to visit Poole's Cavern's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
March - October
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 17:00
Tours every 20 minutes.
November - February
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Weekends tours every 20 minutes. Weekdays every 2 hours starting from 10:30.
Adults (16+): £9.95
Kids (5-16): £5.50
Family (2 adults, 3 kids): £27.00
Assistance/Guide Dogs only.
There is a constant temperature of 7°C in the cavern, so dress warmly. Sensible footwear for an outdoor day is advised.
There are 28 steps in the Cavern no more than 10 in one place. Pushchairs are permitted in the cave. wheelchair users can access the main chamber of the cave.
Up to 4 hours: £1.50
All Day: £3.00