Manchester, Liverpool, and the Peak District Sights

Poole's Cavern and Buxton Country Park

  • Green La. Map It
  • Buxton
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

The Peak District's extraordinary geology can be seen up close in this large limestone cave far beneath the 100 acres of Buxton Country Park. Inhabited in prehistoric times, the cave contains, in addition to the standard stalactites and stalagmites, the source of the River Wye, which flows through Buxton. The Country Park paths take you up to Grin Low, home to the Victorian fortified hill marker Solomon's Tower, the remains of several Bronze Age burial chambers, and views of Mam Tor and Kinder Scout; there's also a fun Go Ape! treetop adventure course on site. Admission to the cave includes a guided tour lasting nearly an hour.

Sight Information

Address:

Green La., Buxton, SK17 9DH, England

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Phone:

01298-26978

Sight Details:

  • £9
  • Mar.–Oct., daily 9:30–5 (tours every 20 min, last tour 4:30); Nov.–Feb., weekday tours at 10:30, 12:30, and 2:30, weekends every 20 min 9:30–4

Published 08/18/2015

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