Treak Cliff Cavern (Castleton) Reviews
Description:Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WP. Telephone: 01433 620571
Newest Review: ... and the cave formations of stalagtites and stalagmites. We were shown the tucked away parts of the cavern where mining still occurs, usually through winter months - although the cavern is open right through the year, and the temperature remains a balmy 11 degrees C throughout the year. There is a shop selling pocket money prices of Blue John and also lovely Blue John pendants, earrings, ... more
Customer Treak Cliff Cavern (Castleton) Reviews (4)
by Chris - written on 06/09/12
This cave is boring. Nothing to see, staff rude and obnoxious. Stay well away.
by Carolyn Ogden - written on 18/04/11
My son and I visited Treak Cliff - there was just us and the guide, as they are happy to show you the cavern if there is a minimum of two visitors. We spent the 40 minutes with our jaws agape looking at the Blue John, which is beautiful, and the cave formations of stalagtites and stalagmites. We were shown the tucked away parts of the cavern where mining still occurs, usually through winter months - although the cavern is open right through the year, and the temperature remains a balmy 11 degrees C throughout the year. There is a shop selling pocket money prices of Blue John and also lovely Blue John pendants, earrings, rings etc., up to £100's (something for ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/04/09 (Very useful, 679 readings)
Treak Cliff Cavern is a show cave near the lovely town of Castleton in the Derbyshire Peak District. The cave is the home of the semi-precious stone "Blue John", found only in Treak Cliff, and the Blue John Caverns nearby. The name Blue John derives from the French "bleu et jaune", meaning blue and yellow. The mineral is a type of fluorspar through which oil has permeated under pressure, giving the stone a gorgeous blue hue, shot through with yellow veins. The mineral is extremely rare now, and only about 500 kilograms per year are mined from Treak Cliff. The cavern is easily reached from Castleton, but the entrance ... Read the complete review
by - written on 10/05/01, updated on 10/05/01 (Very useful, 1697 readings)
We are told that there is only one place in the world where you can find the Blue John gemstone and that is in the hillside to the north of the town of Castleton in Derbyshire, England. You can see this gemstone in its natural surroundings in the caves of the Treak Cliff Cavern and learn all about its history during a visit to this showcave. In the 1750’s the local miners dug a tunnel into the hillside looking for Lead, and although at that time they did not find any Lead they found a dark mineral that they believed was Coal. When they examined the mineral more closely they discovered that it was not Coal, but that it was a blue translucent ... Read the complete review
Products Similar to Treak Cliff Cavern (Castleton) ...
Scott Moument (Edinburgh) - See opinion See opinion
Royal Yacht Britannia (Leith) - A great place to visit with the family, tesco clubcard tokens can be used for it None
Dublin Ghost Tours (Dublin) - interesting, great atmosphere costly
Speke Hall Garden & Estate (Liverpool) - Relatively cheap family ticket. Friendly staff. Extorionate cafe, massively exaggerated "attractions".
The Real Mary King's Close (Edinburgh) - Brilliant atmoshere, really unusual Quite scary, maybe not suitable for kids
|More products in Sightseeing National|
All these and are taken from reviews of the dooyooCommunity.
|Belvoir Castle (Leicestershire)|
Quaint, rustic charm - Pleasant views of Lincolnshire on a sunny day
Very poor value for money - Gardens are very unspectacular
|Eilean Donan Castle (Scotland)|
Charming location, beautifully restored
|Scotney Castle Garden (Lamberhurst, Kent)|
Superb Colours. Beautiful Landscape. Historic Castle. Blissfully Peaceful.
None That We Found !
|Waddesdon Manor (Aylesbury)|
An immense collection of rare and fine art.
A lot of walking.
|Nantcol Waterfalls (Llanbedr)|
Beautiful scenery, great fun for the kids, lovely walks, magnificent falls
Not always doggy friendly . A bit steep to get to the first waterfall . No hook - ups
|Chester Visitor Centre (Chester)|
free entry, DVDs on amphitheatre excavations
not very interactive for young children, stairs to upper levels
|Lulworth Cove (Dorset)|
A fantastic Day out for the whole family or to get away from everyday life
Mind any bad weather