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.
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 from our new café, ‘The Cafe On The Cliff’, where we serve a selection of hot and cold light lunches, speciality teas, coffees and cakes.
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 – usually available throughout the school holidays when people of all ages can select, prepare and polish a slice of Blue John Stone to take home.
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!
- 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.