Take a Journey...

...beneath the earth with enthusiastic guides, explore the vast limestone caverns see how crystal stalactites have lined the chambers over millions of years. Stroll through beautiful woodland trails to a panoramic Peak District hilltop viewpoint.

Poole’s Cavern is open daily with tours throughout the day. All tours are with our guides on a 45-minute journey through the magnificent underground passages, rich in stalactite and stalagmite formations, legend and history.

More information on our Opening and Pricing page, or explore a virtual tour of the cave.

We hope to see you soon.

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A natural wonder of the Peak District

Explore the cavern with one of our enthusiastic guided tours

Winter Opening Times:
(November-Easter) 10-3pm. Centre closes at 4pm.

Summer Opening Times:
(Easter-November) 9:30-4pm. Centre closes at 5pm.
Please book tours online. Tour times may vary.
Check our bookings for availability.

School visiting information
Enjoy the visitor's centre and café at the cavern

Our cafe has a wide range of delicious produce including daily specials, light snacks and fair-trade coffee.

The cavern exhibition at the visitor centre covers our extensive history and our rock & gift shop has a wide range of fossils, gemstones and jewellery on offer.

Cafe & Visitors Centre
Roam Grinlow Woods and reach Solomon's Temple

We have a park and picnic area, stroll through beautiful woodland trails to the hilltops where the vantage point known locally as Solomon's Temple stands.

We also boast one of Go Ape's highest adventure courses, with zip wires, aerial walkways and much more.

Buxton Country Park

From pre-school to PHD, Poole's Cavern has it all for an educational, fun and stimulating experience.

Find out more about our tailored tours, teacher's resource packs, cost and travel arrangements on our visit us page.

Schools & Education

Visitor Information & Facilities

Poole's Cavern, Go Ape and Buxton County Park are all accessed from Green Lane. The facilities here include:

  • Car Park

  • Shop

  • Go Ape

  • Public Toilets

  • Cafe

  • Visitor Centre

  • Picnic Areas

  • Woodland Sculpture Trails

The cave maintains a constant temperature of 7°C, so please dress accordingly if you plan on visiting for a tour.

Membership Offer ends 31st July!

Join local conservation charity Buxton Civic Association before 31st July 2024 & receive a 10% discount code for our Gift Shop.