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

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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 2024

Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Your private Self-guided audio visit using your own smartphone lasts approx 45 minutes. Entry slots are every 5 minutes for a maximum of 10 people per group, this will allow you to enjoy your visit in your own way. 

Cavern tickets 

Adults (including seniors) — £15.00
Student (with valid card) — £12.00
Children (5 to 17 yrs) — £8.00
Children aged 4 and under are free

Early bird online discount

Adults (including seniors) — £12.00 
Student (with valid card) — £10.00
Children (5 to 17 yrs) — £7.00
Children aged 4 and under are free



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 please visit our News and Events page


Opening Times

March 1st to October 31st: 9.30am – 5.00pm

First cavern admission is at 9.30am
The last cavern admission is at 4.00pm.


We recommend that you arrive by around 3.30pm.
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. 

The Café on the cliff is open everyday between 10am and 4pm, for sweet and savoury snacks, hot and cold drinks including our exclusive locally brewed Treak Cliff Cavern IPA.

Early bird cavern admissions are between 9.30am and 10.50am.

Please note: the reduced prices are an online discount.

These prices are not available at the cavern entrance for walk in visitors. If you are late for your slot we will endeavour to get you into the cavern at the next available slot, although patrons will be expected to pay the full admission price if this is after 10:55 am

November 1st to February 29th: 10.00am – 4.00pm
The last tour is at 3.00pm.

The Cavern is closed on Christmas Day & Boxing Day.

We are open on New Year’s Day from 12.00 noon til 4.00pm  (last admission is at 3.30pm).

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 even the most ‘sensible’ footwear can cause an individual to slip.


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.

We are on a steep hillside with 80 steps to reach the Cavern entrance. 

There are 196 steps in the Cavern with no more than 30 in one place.

There are low and narrow points with the lowest being 4 foot 6 (137cm) in the entrance tunnel.

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 are welcome but they must be kept on a lead.

Risk Assessment

A detailed assessment of the cavern can be downloaded from the schools page.


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 a heritage and interpretation centre. Project reference number: 101006.

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