Ice Age Cave Dwellings and Pre-historic Art at Cresswell Crags

Discover the remarkable remnants of pre-historic Britain at Cresswell Crags! From Robin Hood Cave, where the infamous outlaw supposedly hid to avoid capture and where Neanderthals, and later Homosapiens, gathered for shelter around 40,000 years ago, to the oldest cave art in the UK! If you’re looking to connect to the ancient past then this is a fantastic activity to add to your Stack!

Why visit the Cresswell Crags Caves?

These caves aren't just a tourist attraction, they're an essential and tangible link to our history as human beings!

If you want to learn more about the layers of history carved into these caves then take one of their fascinating tours, including the Life in the Ice Age Tour, the Witch Marks Tour, and the Rock Art Tour. You can book a  public or private tour if you’d rather explore with just your own household.

The museum also has a fantastic cafe! With delicious homemade food served all day. You are also welcome to bring a picnic (as long as you don’t consume within the centre or cafe) and the meadow is a lovely place to have one. There are also some great walking trails around here if you fancy exploring above ground.

  • Open 10 am-4.30 pm (weekends only from November to January)
  • Private tour £30 per group and an additional £10 per extra person over 2 people
  • Public tour £10 per person
  • Entry to the visitor centre, gorge, meadow and cafe is free
  • Parking is £4 for 3 hours and £6 for full-day (no overnight parking)
  • The visitor centre and Gorge are wheelchair accessible (unfortunately the caves aren’t suitable for wheelchair access)

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