History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Further in, the caves show the wear and tear of water actvity in the roformation of the cave chambers; indeed, the furthest parts of the caves may occasionally be closed of when heavy rains raise the water levels.
Note that in one section of the cave the ceiling is quite low, and visitors will need to crouch for 15 or 20 yards as they move deeper into the caverns. This should not prove a difficulty to most visitors, but if you have trouble stooping or if you are above average height it may provide a challenge.
Regular tours are conducted from the museum at the cave entrance. These tours include a fascinating demonstrating of the art of rope making as practiced by the artisans who used to call the caves their home.
About Peak Cavern
Address: Peak Cavern Walk, Castleton, Derbyshire, England, S33 8WS
Attraction Type: Family Attraction
Location: Located just west of Peveril Castle, Peak Cavern is accessed by a short walk from a car park off Castleton High Street.
Website: Peak Cavern
Phone: 01433 620 285
OS: SK292 584
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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