Things To Do

Things To See

Poole's Cavern

Poole's Cavern is one of the great caves of the Peak District. A 2 million year old, natural limestone cave situated in the beautiful woodland of Buxton Country Park, the cavern has been visited for 5,000 years since Neolithic tribes first used its chambers as shelter. The cave has been known as 'The First Wonder of the Peak' since the 1600's. Visitors for the 21st century can enjoy the latest facilities in the visitor centre, restaurant and exhibition.

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Steeple Grange Light Railway

Established in 1985, the Steeple Grange Light Railway is an 18-inch gauge line near Wirksworth in Derbyshire. Their site is just five minutes walk along the High Peak Trail towards Black Rocks (to the east).

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Treak Cliff Cavern

Treak Cliff Cavern is of international fame and geological significance. It has been a designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest for many years and by agreement with English Nature all the Blue John Stone deposits on the visitor route are preserved. Blue John Stone is found nowhere else in the world, just amongst the rocks of Treak Cliff Hill, Castleton, and this mineral, a colour banded form of fluorspar, is so beautiful that it has been prized for many hundreds of years.

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The Northern Light Cinema

Opened in July 2013 The Northern Light Cinema brings the glamour of the big screen back to town providing a cinema fit for Wirksworth - charming, quaint, quirky, friendly, sometimes challenging but always good fun. It provides film with ‘all the trimmings’ (curtains, trailers, adverts etc), a platform to explore a wider appreciation and experience of world, independent and local film, and live links to other arts performances (such at the NT), communities and cultures. The auditorium seats 52 in style, with 3 delux vintage sofas on the back row, 6 eclectic armchairs and 40 refurbished 1930s cinema seats. The bar blends the best of British with a touch of Manhattan - think Kitchen Sink Drama meets Woody Allen.

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