Unravel the 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 await you. Set in the middle of the picturesque Peak District village of Castleton, the approach to Peak Cavern is awe inspiring. 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 making ropes for the local lead mines for more than 400 years. 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 ropemaking demonstrations, last 1 hour. They are fairly undemanding and are suitable for all ages.
Dog friendly. Well behaved dogs are welcome on a lead
We are following ongoing Government advice on preventing the spread of COVID-19 in confined spaces. We are insisting that ALL customers wear masks whilst in the Cavern unless you have a genuine exemption. This is a matter of courtesy to your fellow customers and our staff. Please be kind & respectful.
Our tours start promptly at the scheduled time. Please aim to arrive 10 minutes before the start time. Castleton gets extremely busy at peak times and car parking is limited. Please plan your visit to arrive in plenty of time to find a parking space and walk up to the Cavern. There are no toilet facilities at the Cavern. The nearest public toilets are in the main village car park, behind the Visitor Centre.