Speedwell Cavern
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Details:
Telephone: 01433 620512
Email: info@speedwellcavern.co.uk
Website: Click here
Postcode: S33 8WA
Address: Winnats Pass,
Casleton,
Hope Valley,
Derbyshire
Description:
Set at the foot of the spectacular Winnats Pass, high above the village of Castleton, Speedwell Cavern takes you on an incredible underground boat journey.
Set at the foot of the spectacular Winnats Pass, high above the village of Castleton, Speedwell Cavern takes you on an incredible underground boat journey.

Descend the 106 steps from the almost hidden cave entrance to the landing stage of an underground canal where you step on to your tour guides' boat.
From here you glide quietly through the workings of a 200 year old lead mine. Picture in your mind what it must have been like to carve out these tunnels using only the most primitive tools as your guide recounts the story of the mine which opens into a network of natural caverns and underground rivers.
At Halfway House the canal tunnel splits into two to allow oncoming boats to pass as you wend your way 200 meters below the surface of the hill before entering a magnificent cathedral-like cavern containing the awesome Bottomless Pit - a huge subterranean lake.
At the Journey’s End visit the gift shop and take home something to remember the eerie splendour of your journey into the depths of Speedwell Cavern.
A wide selection of gifts and mementos is available including jewellery made from the exclusive Blue John stone - the superb fluorspar mineral unique to the Peak District Caverns. Cavern craftsmen are often commissioned to make commemorative pieces from this world-famous stone such as a chalice made for Her Majesty the Queen on her Silver Jubilee.
The Cavern is open daily (except Christmas Day) from 10am to 5pm (last tour leaves at 4pm) in summer, and from 10am to 4pm (last tour leaves at 3.30pm) in winter.