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Treak Cliff Cavern Ltd

Address: Buxton Road, Hope Valley Peak District National Park S33 8WP, UNITED KINGDOM
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Blue John Stone is a rare, semiprecious mineral found at only one location in the world – in the caves of Castleton, Derbyshire in the Peak District National Park.

This truly unique, “hands-on” experience enables you to work with the Treak Cliff Cavern family and staff to get really hands-on with this unique stone.

Learn about the geological formation of caves within the Peak District National Park and meet the family who own and care for the mine.

- Guided tour of the museum, visitor centre and cavern
- Go prospecting on the spoil heap for your own piece of Blue John stone in the mines here at Treak Cliff Cavern. Our expert craftspeople will guide you through polishing your selection and help you create your own piece of silver-mounted jewellery using a stone selected from our workshop


Booking Terms

Please provide notice of cancellations or changes to your booking in writing by email, as soon as possible.
  • For cancellations made more than 28 days before the visit we will retain a cancellation fee of 25%. 
  • For cancellations made more than 7 days before the visit we will retain a cancellation fee of 50%.
  • For cancellations made less than 7 days before the visit, no refund will be given, however we will do our best to reschedule an alternative date and/or time subject to availability . 
All tour start times are approximate.  We reserve the right to alter tour start times for any reason, especially circumstances beyond our control. We will do our best to communicate this to you, and be as flexible and accommodating as we can at all times.

Conditions of Use

Look Before You Book!??
Due to the steep natural slopes of our rural location there is NO WHEELCHAIR access to the Cavern Entrance, Visitor Centre or through the Cavern itself. Please READ the ACCESS information on our website if you or any of your party are in any doubt of your ability to visit us. Be prepared for

  • steps and steep slopes both up and down, 
  • do take your time as you may get out of breath
  • low headroom in places
  • low light levels, 11 degrees Centigrade and wet floors underground
  • suitable/appropriate clothing and footwear MUST be worn 
  • children under 16yrs old must be accompanied by a responsible adult
  • dogs are welcome everywhere on site, including the Visitor Centre, shop and Underground  on a lead
  • photography is allowed
  • Prams and pushchairs will not fit underground, but babycarriers/backpacks are allowed