Poole’s Cavern – Take a journey beneath the earth…

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Poole’s Cavern in Buxton is the all-weather, dog-friendly attraction, suitable for all ages, where you can shelter from the rain in winter or find cool in the shade during summer. For hundreds of years these spectacular limestone caverns have delighted visitors from all over the world. Book now to explore Poole’s Cavern with expert guides and journey through the beautifully-illuminated chambers on paved walkways to discover the magnificent underground scenery of the Peak District.

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Poole’s Cavern is Good to Go!

Please click HERE to see their COVID guidelines for visiting and booking online during these exceptional times.

Take a virtual tour of the Poole’s Cavern chambers here…

Poole’s Cavern & Buxton Country Park – Above Ground

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Solomon’s Temple

The beauty here is not just all underground! Take a stroll through Buxton Country Park, with picnic areas, on one of the three marked woodland sculpture trails to the hilltop viewpoint of Solomon’s Temple, offering spectacular High Peak views with the whole of Buxton laid out in front of you.

Looking beyond the impressive Dome of the former Devonshire Hospital and the dignified Georgian streets of Buxton, in fine weather you can see for 15 miles. On the horizon, look out for Mam Tor at Castleton, and Kinder Scout that rises above Edale, which at 636m (2,088ft) – is the highest point in Derbyshire and the Peak District.

Between 1820 and 1840 the Duke of Devonshire had the foresight to restore the land to woodland and today form 100 acres of mature woodland. The chief species are deciduous British species of Beech, Ash, Elm and Sycamore with Willow, Birch, Hawthorn and Rowan around the edges.

Amidst the familiar thrushes, tits and finches you might be lucky enough to tick off a Tree-Creeper, Nuthatch, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Woodcock, Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, Chiffchaff, Wood Warbler and Tawny Owl.

The Visitor Centre at Poole’s Cavern includes the Cafe @ The Cavern with a wide range of delicious produce including daily specials, light snacks and fair trade coffee. The cafe also has free WIFI to keep you in touch with the world. It’s dog friendly too, so your four legged friend can join in on all of the fun.

There’s also a rock shop with gems and mineral samples, jewellery and Peak District products, including…

  • Rock, crystal and gemstone gifts.
  • Silver jewellery
  • Onyx carved gifts, candle holders, stone goblets etc.
  • Guide Books, maps nature guides and other local interest publications
  • Cottage Delight Jams, Chutneys and preserves
  • Wild Olive Soaps and Candles

If the weather is good, then eat, drink and chat about your visit in the beautiful outdoor seating areas.

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Dog Friendly Attraction

Did you know, Poole’s Cavern is now a dog-friendly attraction? Dogs are welcome in the Visitor Centre, Café, on Standard Poole’s Cavern Guided Tours and of course the woodland. Please note that dogs may not be permitted on special event tours, including the No Dog Tour running once a day. If you would like to bring an unusual pet please contact Poole’s Cavern prior to booking.

Dogs are also welcome in the country park, however the surrounding land is a working farm and livestock is present. Therefore we respectfully ask owners to keep their dogs under close supervision at all times.

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Seasonal Events

Be sure to check out Poole’s Cavern’s Website for up and coming events, such as their magic Christmas celebrations where the cavern’s are magically illuminated ready for visiting Santa in his underground grotto.

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Opening Times and Booking

For daily opening times, current availability, and to book tickets please visit Poole’s Cavern’s website at

Contact Poole’s Cavern