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Pictures of Peak Cavern

in the town of Castleton, in the county of Derbyshire

Take a picture tour of Peak Cavern..

About Peak Cavern

Peak Cavern is one of the finest of the many underground caverns of this area. It lies beneath Peveril Castle at the centre of the village, and has the largest and most impressive natural cave entrance in Britain, which interestingly is also the second largest in the world.

The River Styx, a subterranean river, flows through the cave and leaves at Castleton. It is this, that hundreds of years ago, began the formation of the cave.

Lying within the magnificent first chamber visitors will see the old remains of an ancient village where a community of people lived and worked for over 400 years making ropes for the local lead mines. Following on from here is the colourful Pluto's Dining Room, the Great Cave and the Devils Cellar where you can listen to the source of the Styx.

Peak Cavern offers a unique experience, eyrie it might be, but it is also majestic in its beauty with unusual rock formations, and as you venture deeper still there is the constant sound of running water and the thrill of mesmerizing music set to heighten the senses in the orchestra gallery which is believed to have the finest acoustics of any show cave.

In all the chambers, the splendour of the stalactite formations look simply breathtaking against a backdrop of superb illuminated lights, making the caves an explosion of light, music, cascading water and magical enchantment that no visitor to Castleton should miss.

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