Montage of photos from Treak Cliff Cavern Visitor Centre

Treak Cliff – more than “just a cavern”!

We are now open for Self Guided Audio Tours. An amazing number of visitors say how much they love Treak Cliff Cavern (see the comments on Trip Advisor). The caves themselves are wonders of nature but comments are often made to us about the relaxed atmosphere and friendliness of staff. 

Such a positive response encourages us to improve things even more and we have refurbished the Visitor Centre which features improved facilities and a new museum displaying an exclusive collection of stunning Blue John.

We’re also on the route of many walks including a popular footpath that leads to Mam Tor so you can include a visit to us on your way there.

You can even bring your dog.

You can also have a peek at some of what you can see here at Treak Cliff Cavern in our gallery.

 The Blue John Experience

Exploring the mines at Treak Cliff Cavern
Prospecting in the mines at Treak Cliff Cavern
Blue John Stone found at Treak Cliff Cavern
Polishing Blue John at Treak Cliff Cavern
Creating jewellery at Treak Cliff Cavern

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

Jewellery in the permanent collection

Visitor Centre

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 café, ‘The Cafe On The Cliff’.

The famous "stork" at Treak Cliff Cavern

Guided Tours

 Let your Smartphone take you on a Self-guided  take you on a journey covering a story 330 million years in the making. See the famous “Stork”, the Witch’s Cave, Aladdin’s Cave with its wonderful multicoloured flowstone and much more – you might even see some bats!

Examples of Blue John ware and Blue John slices in the Treak Cliff Cavern Museum


The museum contains rare examples of Blue John crafts, a variety of geological and archaeological artefacts and helps build a picture of how Treak Cliff Cavern developed over the years.

Café on the Cliff view

The Café on the Cliff

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

Treak Cliff Cavern Gift Shop

Gift Shop

From exclusive handmade jewellery and sculpture made by our own craftsmen to pocket money specials, our geology and Treak Cliff Cavern-themed gift shop has something for all pockets.

Peveril Castle in Castleton

Make a Day of It

We’re at the heart of the Hope valley and there’s plenty to see and do before or after you get here. See how you can get the best of your day in Castleton and explore the Hope Valley.

Early photo of Treak Cliff Cavern as a tourist attraction

Family Run

Treak Cliff Cavern has been looked after by the same family for generations. Our knowledge of the area is second to none and because we are a family we like to make sure that you and yours feel welcome, relaxed and above all have a good time. You can read concise history of the cavern here.


  • Free Parking
  • Toilets
  • Café
  • Picnic Benches
  • Gift Shop
  • Museum
  • On Walking Routes
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Workshop
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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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