Spine-chilling Cavern tours

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Buxton’s famous Poole’s Cavern, long known as the ‘First Wonder of the Peak’, has attracted curious visitors for hundreds of years.

Join them for a tour into the dark with their expert guides and discover a hidden underground world.

Explore the vampire bat cavern and see how many you can find, and venture into the spooky pumpkin lantern grotto.

Poole’s Cavern is open every day from 9.30am until 5pm. Cave tours begin every 20 minutes. Adult tickets are £8, children £4.75, and are available either from the cavern or on 01298 26978.

Or for the brave souls among you, join one of the evening Terror Tours for a truly spine-chilling experience. Step boldly into the darkness with their satanic guide and meet legendary undead characters during a journey through Britain’s shady past.

As you delve further into the depths of hell, be prepared for thrills, kills, blood, guts and gore, before returning safely to the land of the living if you’re lucky.

The ghoulish guides from the critically-acclaimed Distraction Theatre Company will be conducting their Terror Tours during Halloween week, from October 27 to October 30, at 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm. Advance booking is essential. Not suitable for under-12s or wimps.

Poole’s Cavern is also open daily through the winter and Christmas week. Relax in the Cavern Cafe with winter-warming daily specials, coffee and cakes. There is also free Wi-Fi, a charity book swap and wild bird feeding area.

Their rock shop contains a wide range of beautiful gems, jewellery and locally produced gifts for that special present.

Contact Poole’s Cavern on 01298 26978 for opening times and details.