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Treak Cliff Cavern Vicky Turner

Experiences by Treak Cliff Cavern

About Treak Cliff Cavern

Treak Cliff Cavern in Castleton is famous throughout the world for its unique and large deposits of Blue John Stone and the finest stalactites in the Peak District. The Cavern is wholly within the Castleton Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), and the Peak District National Park of England. Mined for the rare Blue John ornamental mineral for over 300 years, the Visitor Attraction is a family run business, operated by the Harrison family, continuously since 1945. Our crafts people continue the traditions of mining, processing, manufacturing and retailing Blue John Stone jewellery, mineral specimens and ornaments in our workshops on site. Recently, a successful grant application from the European Regional Development Fund has contributed to new displays, a museum, and facilities in the Cavern Visitor Centre. These illustrate the family, and the history of Treak Cliff Cavern: its formation, discovery and development, with the people who care for it. Due to Covid-19 there are currently restrictions on our 'Polish Your Own Blue John' activity, and other 'hands on' Experiences, which we hope to overcome in due course, and then these will be available to Visitors once again.

Booking Policy

By booking a ticket you and all members of your group agree: 1. to bring at least one Smartphone with you or your group to access the Audio Tour 2. all bags and rucksacks MUST be left in the Visitor Centre, only valuables can be taken into the cavern 3. to arrive in plenty of time for your Timed Entry Slot so that ALL members are ready to go in on time. This is very important when we are fully booked for you to maintain your Social Distancing. Late arrivals may be unable to enter and will not be entitled to a refund. 4. to recognise the legality of Treak Cliff Cavern's status as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), and that any damage, interference, theft , or attempt at the same within the site , may result in prosecution and fines enforced by Natural England. 5. no member of your group will leave the marked Visitor Route. 6. there is no wheelchair access either to the Cavern buildings, or into the Cavern itself. All members of your group must be able to walk up and down steep slopes and steps, and be comfortable with narrow spaces. 7. that at least one member of your group is aged 18 years or over. All children must be supervised at all times. 8. the Management retains the Right of Admission.

Cancellation Policy

Flexible Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the activity is scheduled to start.