Coronavirus Statement, 22nd March 2020
Treak Cliff Cavern will be open today, Sunday 22nd March 2020 from 11.00am – 3.00pm. After this time we will be closed to the public until further notice.
We will be continuing with our mining and manufacturing behind closed doors and our online shop is still active so you can still order gifts from the safety and comfort of your own home and have them delivered. Although the gift shop in the main Treak Cliff will be closed, our Silver and Stone shop in Castleton will be open until Saturday 28th March unless we are advised otherwise. From Sunday 29th March it will be closed for refurbishment.
As soon as we reopen we will make an announcement here and on our Facebook page. In the meantime all emails and calls to the shops and stores will be answered.
Please keep safe and we’ll see you once things are back to normal.
Welcome to Treak Cliff Cavern, Castleton
Treak Cliff Cavern in Castleton is famous throughout the world for its unique and large deposits of Blue John stone and houses some of the most beautiful cave formations found in the UK.
Take a guided tour, enjoy the amazing views across the Hope Valley, browse the well-stocked gift shop and catch your breath in our newly-refurbished visitor centre, café and picnic areas. The cavern is open from 10am – 5pm every day (except 25th December); the last tour is at 4.20pm (3.20pm between November 1st and February 28th).
Treak Cliff Cavern are delighted to announce the opening of The Cafe On The Cliff @ Treak Cliff Cavern. Open to both visitors to the cave and passing ramblers, we will be serving a selection of hot and cold light lunches, speciality teas, coffees and cakes.
You can now book guided tours and events online. Click here for more details.
Please note: it is not compulsory to book online – you can still buy tickets on arrival at Treak Cliff Cavern for the next available tour.
NEW - The Blue John Experience
A truly unique, “hands-on” experience available nowhere else in the world!
Work with Treak Cliff Cavern family and staff and get really hands-on with this unique stone. Learn about the geological formation of caves within the Peak District National Park while exploring and prospecting for your own piece of Blue John stone in the mines. Our expert craftspeople will guide you through polishing your selection and you’ll choose additional pieces from the workshop for other exciting projects.
Read more and find out about booking this exclusive opportunity on the Blue John Experience page.
Everyone’s welcome at our newly refurbished visitor centre – entry is free and you’re welcome to browse the museum, shop and buy refreshments from our new café, ‘The Cafe On The Cliff’.
We love dogs! All well-behaved dogs on a lead are welcome in the visitors’ area and cavern.
Make a day of it!
We’re located within some of the country’s most most beautiful countryside. You can take in the breathtaking views from the nearby, world famous Mam Tor or visit the charming village of Castleton which is within walking distance.
Polish your own Blue John Stone – available throughout the year when people of all ages can select, prepare and polish a slice of Blue John Stone to take home. You do not need to pre-book this activity.
As seen on TV!
Treak Cliff Cavern has appeared on numerous programmes over the years including Britain’s Ancient Tracks with Tony Robinson on Channel 4, Rory Bremner’s Great British Views on ITV, BBC’s Country File and many more – including The League of Gentlemen!
Treak Cliff Cavern also has a lengthy feature on the UKTV Yesterday programme ‘ Underground Worlds’. The 15 minute piece focuses on the history and origins of Blue John stone, and tells the story (with the help of Vicky, Gary and John) of 3 recent exciting discoveries, The ‘Lost Vein’ Discovery, the new 15th vein of Blue John found called ‘Ridley Vein’ and a unique glimpse into the ‘The Hidden Depths’ beyond the Treak Cliff showcave.
Click anywhere on this text to take you to the UKTV website, where you can watch for free (registration needed).
- Free Parking
- Picnic Benches
- Gift Shop
- On Walking Routes
- Dogs Welcome
The new Treak Cliff Cavern Interpretation Centre is part-funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development - to upgrade the visitor offer, by providing new toilets, heritage and interpretation centre. Project reference number: 101006.