Blue John cavern at Castleton
Open daily 9.30am-5.30pm
9.30am - Dusk winter
Open bank holidays except Christmas Day
Tel 01433 620642
The Blue John Cavern at Castleton in the Peak District is a series of caverns considered to be the finest range in Great Britain. Our Cavern Tours are of immense educational interest showing clearly how the caverns are formed in limestone strata and how the limestone itself had much earlier been formed by the deposits on the floors of great oceans which have long since receded, as the fossilised remains of marine animals now show.
The Cavern is well illuminated by electric lighting. Very comprehensive planning was necessary here to ensure that the whole project was complementary to the caverns as a whole. Without appearing to intrude or commercialise the caverns in any way. It has been suggested that the Blue John Cavern is the finest that can been seen by the general public in Western Europe.
We also have a craft shop with a wide variety of Blue John Jewellery set in silver and gold, alongside Blue John Ornaments such as bowls, eggs, and goblets.