Treak Cliff Cavern is an Underground Wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites, rocks, minerals and fossils, and Home to the unique Blue John Stone! This is a self guided audio tour of Treak Cliff Cavern with a Christmas seasonal twist. The cavern has been decorated with fairy lights, Christmas trees, and candles. With the Treak Cliff Cavern App previously downloaded onto your Smart phone, you follow a marked route through the cavern, with the information delivered to your phone via Bluetooth beacons as you move along. The walking tour lasts around 45 minutes- 1 hour and you can stop, take photographs and go at your own pace. As you come out of the Cavern the view of Castleton and the Hope Valley stretches for 10 miles in front of you. Our small museum houses a wealth of historic Blue John Stone treasures collected by the owners, and displayed at Treak Cliff Cavern for everyone to enjoy. Discover more about the formation, discovery and history of the Cavern and the family who care for it today. You can browse our shop to choose Blue John jewellery, and items made in our onsite workshops, or choose rocks and minerals from all over the world! With our self guided tour App previously downloaded onto your Smart phone, you follow a marked route through the cavern, with the tour delivered to your phone via beacons as you move along. (We have devices you can use if yours isn't suitable)
You can stop and start as you go along to see the Underground Wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites, rocks, minerals and fossils, and our beautiful unique Blue John Stone! Entry times and online booking limit slots to your group so you effectively have your own private tour. Enabling you to focus on the stunning cave, the audio tour and the Christmas lights.
Children aged 4 and under are FREE and do not need to have tickets. Be aware we are on a steep hillside so there is no wheelchair access to or inside the Cavern, and some areas underground are low and narrow. At least one adult (18+) MUST be present for insurance policies, so please only book if there is an adult in your party. We look forward to welcoming you!
ItineraryThe Audio tour is timed at about 40 minutes but you can spend longer or shorter time underground if you wish, Once you are Underground there is no rush as there is plenty of space to pass other groups if necessary. Also at the entrance area you can enjoy our free museum, where our collection of antique Blue John treasures is displayed. and learn more about the formation, history and discovery of Treak Cliff Cavern and the family who care for it. Our gift shop at the entrance area has lots of Blue John jewellery, and mineral specimens mined, processed and manufactured here onsite in our workshops. There are rocks and minerals from all over the world to choose from too. Our Cafe can only serve prepackaged takeaway food and drink,
Before you arrive, please download the Treak Cliff Cavern app from your app store.
Don't forget to dress for the weather, check before you travel www.castletonweather.co.uk
REMEMBER you may want to bring a portable power bank, headphones or Bluetooth earpiece to use with your smartphone or tablet when you come to visit. We look forward to welcoming you !!