Cavern Tour with Blue John Stone Polishing Activity

Classes & Workshops in Castleton

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Find out what Blue John Stone actually is at a place it is mined. On the guided tour of the cavern you will see the largest deposits of Blue John Stone in situ, and some of the finest stalactites in the Peak District. This is the only one of the Caverns at Castleton where you can have 'hands on' experience to work with the Blue John Stone, and make your own polished specimen of the rare mineral in our workshops with our craftspeople to help you.Learn about the geology of Treak Cliff Hill, why the mineral formed only here, and why it is so unique. Discover the 300 year old history of people mining and using Blue John Stone: see the collections and artifacts the owners have on display to tell their story. Browse the shop for unique Blue John Stone pieces produced on our site, direct from our mine.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Treak Cliff Cavern, Castleton, Hope Valley, Peak District National Park, EnglandGuided tour of the cavern to see the Blue John Stone and the Stalactites and StalagmitesDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Treak Cliff Cavern, Castleton, Hope Valley, Peak District National Park, EnglandVisit the onsite museum, visitor centre and shopDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Treak Cliff Cavern, Castleton, Hope Valley, Peak District National Park, EnglandChoose a slice of Blue John Stone , then work with our craft people in our workshop to create your own piece of polished Blue John Stone to take home with you.Duration: 20 minutes

What’s included

  • Use of workshop equipment
  • Slice of Blue John Stone
  • Guided tour of the Cavern
  • Entry/Admission - Treak Cliff Cavern
  • Entry/Admission - Treak Cliff Cavern
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

What’s not included

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