Treak Cliff Cavern from the distance

How to Find Us

Treak Cliff Cavern, Castleton nestles in the Hope Valley at the heart of the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire. We’re only a few minutes’ drive from the centre of Castleton itself; roughly a 15 minute walk. Below are detailed directions on how to get here – we also have a large car park offering free parking.

We look forward to meeting you!

Castleton is situated at the centre of the Peak National Park on the A6187 (formally A625), 16 miles from Sheffield and 29 miles from Manchester, within easy reach of the M1 and M6 motorways.

Treak Cliff Cavern is situated on Buxton Road close to the west end of the village. Follow the brown tourist signs ‘Castleton Caverns’ and ‘Treak Cliff Cavern’

Postcode For Sat Navs : S33 8WP

We have a large FREE parking area.

Treak Cliff Cavern, Castleton

Click the Google icon on the bottom of the map for door-to-door directions.

Prices of Admission 2020

Credit cards accepted (no fee)

The Self-guided Audio Tour (using your own Smartphone) lasts approx 50 minutes. Timed Entry slots every 10 minutes for a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 10 people per slot, from the same Social Bubble will allow visitors to enjoy their visit in a Socially Distanced way. 

General prices per person

Adults (including seniors) — £12.50 
Young person (16 & 17  yrs) — £8.75
Children (5 to 15 yrs) — £6.00
Under 5's are free

Early bird admissions

Adults (including seniors) — £10.00 
Young person (16 & 17  yrs) — £7.00
Children (5 to 15 yrs) — £4.50
Under 5's are free

Schools

Primary — £5.30 / child
Secondary — £5.50 / child
Sixth Form — £7.50 / student
College / University — £7.75 / student

1 free teacher / helper admission with every 10 students
Additional adults £4.00 each (complimentary tea or coffee for teachers / helpers)

For more information about school visits including teachers' resources and risk assessment please see the main Schools Page.

Special Events

For admission to special events such as the Carols By Candlelight please see our News and Events page

Please note: we will be doing something Christmas-related this year. Please look out for news when available

Opening Times

March 1st to October 31st: 10.00am – 5.00pm
The last tour is at 4.20. We recommend that you arrive at around 4.15 in order to buy tickets beforehand.
Because the tour finishes at the same time as the Cavern closes for the day we suggest that visitors arrive roughly 15 to 30 minutes before the start of the last tour if they would like to take advantage of the gift shop, museum and visitor centre facilities.

November 1st to February 28th: 10.00am – 5.00pm
The last tour is at 3.15pm.

The Cavern is closed on Christmas Day.

We are open on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day from 12.00 noon til 4pm on both days (last tour is at 3.20pm).

At quiet times and to avoid disappointment if you are visiting on your own please call us on 01433 621 487 to check whether a tour will be running at the time you will be visiting.

General Tour Info & Accessibility

Clothing and footwear

The underground temperature is 10°C (50°F) so we advise that you wear suitable clothing. The cavern floor is constantly wet due to the natural underground environment; therefore suitable footwear must be worn within the underground area. Please be aware that the most ‘sensible’ footwear can cause an individual to slip.

Accessibility

Due to the natural contours of the hillside above and below ground, and many steps, the cavern is not suitable for prams, wheelchairs and their users. Walking disabled can be accommodated.  Please phone 01433 620571 or email us for further information to see how we can help. Our Risk Assessment also provides more detailed information.

Dogs

Dogs are welcome but they must be kept on a lead.

Risk Assessment

A detailed assessment of the cavern can be downloaded from the link below.
Treak Cliff Cavern Risk Assessment. 

 

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.

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