Speedwell Cavern (Castleton) Reviews
Description:Speedwell Cavern / Winnats Pass / Castleton / Hope Valley / Derbyshire / S33 8WA / Tel: 01433 620512 / / The Speedwell ... more
Speedwell Cavern (Castleton) ... Cavern is one of the four touristic caves in Castleton, Derbyshire, England. It consists of a horizontal lead miners' adit (a level passageway driven horizontally into the hillside) leading to the cavern itself - a limestone cave. The lower part of the adit and the floor of the cavern are permanently flooded, which results on Speedwell Cavern's (locally unique) feature : the visitor makes the journey into the cave by boat (originally legged through by the guide, but now powered by an electric motor).
Newest Review: ... consists of travelling down a straight flooded, narrow tunnel. The lack of head room means that anyone of average height is at risk of banging their head. My niece got endless amusement from sitting behind me and watching my head connect with the stone again and again (in my defence, I was not the only one; many other people did it too!). The tour guide pilots the boat and gives an ... more
Customer Speedwell Cavern (Castleton) Reviews (2)
by - written on 26/03/09 (Very useful, 404 readings)
Have you ever been on a boat underground? If not, and you'd like to, Speedwell Cavern could be for you. Speedwell Cavern is located in Castleton amid the gorgeous scenery of the Peak District. It is one of several 'show' caverns in the Castleton area. To start the tour, you descend down a set of over 100 slippery, damp stone steps, to a waiting electric boat. Beware, the tunnel you descend, is not very high (all Victorian miners must have been 4 foot 6 inches tall, I think!) and you don't get your safety helmet until you get to the bottom (I can speak from experience, whacking your head on a stone roof, does not improve your day!). Once ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/06/08 (Very useful, 1155 readings)
As a child I loved to visit Castleton, as a geography project at high school I was studying caves and rock formations so my parents decided to take me to Castleton to help with my studies, at the time I was less that impressed as I wanted to be out and about with my friends. Recently me and my husband visited Castleton for a day out with the family, I have to say I enjoyed this visit much better, there were many things to do to occupy us, we could walk the castle walls, visit caves and mines and even sit down to a nice pub lunch. The weather was a little bit dicey when we arrived it was very overcast and it didn't seem to know what to do, so we ... Read the complete review
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