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A Peak District adventure which really is quite like no other.  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 through a hidden network of tunnels deep inside the hills.

After descending the 105 steps from the cave entrance you arrive at 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. At the Halfway House the canal tunnel splits into two to allow oncoming boats to pass as you continue your journey before entering a magnificent cathedral-like cavern containing the awesome Bottomless Pit....!


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Open hours today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Monday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Thursday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Friday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Saturday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Sunday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • April 23, 2024 10:12 pm local time

    The information on Monty's Guide website is advisory and some places have restricted access during temporary closures or special event days. Please be sure to check the website of the place you intend to visit before travelling

Additional visitor information

April to October
Daily 10.00am to 5.00pm (later at peak times); Tours at regular intervals

Last Tour 4.00pm (later at peak times)

November to March
Daily 10.00am to 4.00pm; Tours at regular intervals

Last Tour 3.00pm

Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day

For full details of our opening hours, please visit our website.

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