Treak Cliff Cavern, a genuine wonder of the Peak District, is situated on Treak Cliff Hill, Castleton. It is the only place in the world where Blue John Stone naturally occurs.
The mineral Blue John Stone is a unique banded form of Fluorspar. It is believed it was originally given its name from the French "bleu et jaune" the "blue and yellow" stone. It was mined in the eighteenth century with the Derbyshire folk coining the name of Blue John Stone.
Treak Cliff Cavern continues to mine, process and manufacture ornamental items and jewellery from Blue John Stone today.
As well as Blue John Stone we also have some of the finest stalactites in the Peak District, which can be viewed in our 'Aladdin's Cave', 'Fairy Grotto' and 'Dreamcave' chambers.
Dogs are welcome at all times.
please note: there is no designated disabled access to Treak Cliff Cavern due to the nature and geography of our attraction. A path and 69 steps lead up to our visitor centre and there are some steps inside the cave, the most amount of steps you climb inside in one go is 37 steps.
Treak Cliff Cavern also offers two gift shops. Firstly, our long established 'shop at the cave' offers stocks Treak Cliff Hill's unique Blue John Stone either in raw form or in beautiful locally crafted jewellery, ornaments and objet dárt as well as rocks, minerals, fossils and crystals from around the world. The shop also offers refreshments: tea, coffee, cold drinks, ice-cream, chocolate, crisps and cakes.
Newly opened is our 'Silver and Stone' shop in the village of Castleton which houses our online Blue John Stone selection, crystals, rocks and minerals as well as our silversmith workshop. Please see our online shop for more details...
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