Manchester, Liverpool, and the Peak District Sights

Speedwell Cavern

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  • Fodor's Choice

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

The area's most exciting cavern by far is Speedwell Cavern, with 105 slippery steps leading down to old lead-mine tunnels blasted out by 19th-century miners. Here you transfer to a small boat for the claustrophobic ¼-mile trip through an illuminated access tunnel to the cavern itself. At this point you're 600 feet underground, with views farther down to the so-called Bottomless Pit, a cavern entirely filled with water. An on-site shop sells items made of Blue John, a mineral found nowhere else in the world. Speedwell Cavern is at the bottom of Winnats Pass, 1 mile west of Castleton.

Sight Information

Address:

Winnats Pass, Castleton, S33 8WA, England

Phone:

01433-623018

Sight Details:

  • £10.50; £16 combination ticket with Peak Cavern

Published 08/30/2016

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