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Creswell Crags

Creswell Crags, Crags Road, Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3LH

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Creswell Crags, Nottinghamshire

About

Creswell Crags in North Nottinghamshire is a limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. Stone tools and remains of animals found in the caves by archaeologists provide evidence for a fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago. Further evidence came to light in 2003 with the discovery of Britain’s only known Ice Age rock art.

It is also home to the biggest concentration of ‘witches’ marks’ found in British caves. "Apotropaic" marks were scribed into the cave surface as they were thought to keep evil spirits coming from the underworld. Hundreds of these protective marks, believed to be from the 17th and 18th Centuries, were discovered in 2018. 

Ice Age Tours:
Discover what Creswell Crags was like during the last IceAge on a tour of Robin Hood Cave, the largest cave on site. Find out who was here, what was here, why they were here and how we know about it.

Rock Art Tour:
This is your chance to see Britain's only known Ice Age Rock Art, which was discovered by archaeologists in 2003. These engravings of animals, birds and motifs are 13,000 years old, making Church Hole Cave the oldest art gallery in the country.

Witch Mark Tour: 
New for 2019. Hundreds of protective marks, known as Witch Marks, have been discovered at Creswell Crags. This is believed to be the largest collection ever found in the UK. Join our tour guide for a unique opportunity to discover the most recent secret revealed at Creswell Crags

There is no charge to visit Creswell Crags site or to walk around the lake and gorge. It is also free to visit the shop and coffee shop. All day parking is  £6 and details of charges for the exhibition and Cave Tours are given below:

Exhibition Entry - £3 adults, £2 concessions, children free

Ice Age Cave and Witch Mark Tours (Prices are per tour). Click here for details including prices.

​​​​​​Please be aware that children under 5 years are not be permitted on cave tours for health and safety reasons.

For more information on prices or on bringing younger children, please telephone 01909 720378.

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Car Parking: £4 for 3 hours or £6 for all day

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Facilities

Other

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Family Fun
  • Forest Location
  • Groups Accepted
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth
  • Max group size
  • Min group size
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Parking (charge)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Picnic Site
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Accessibility

  • Facility for service dogs

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • Shop

Opening Times

Opening Times (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* November, December, January: Weekends and Bank Holidays 10am – 4.30pm.
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day.
February: Every day 10am – 4.30pm
March – September: Every day 10am – 5.30pm
October: every day 10am – 4.30pm

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence' Winner 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence' Winner 2017 2017
  • Regional and MiscellaneousNottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Winner 2019 Nottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Winner 2019 2019

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Special Offers

  • Get 10% off a cave tour with a valid receipt | 2024

    Creswell Crags is part of the Derbyshire Days Out Scheme. Present your ticket or receipt from one of the following attractions listed below and receive a 10% discount on your cave tour.  

    • Bakewell Old House Museum
    • Crich Tramway Village
    • Cromford Mills
    • Derby Museums' River Kitchen
    • Great British Car Journey
    • Peak District Mining Museum
    • Wirksworth Heritage Centre 

    Full info: creswell-crags.org.uk/visit-us/tickets-pricing

    Attractions - redeem this special offer between 24/08/2017 and 31/12/2025

    Half Term Offers - redeem this special offer between 01/01/2023 and 31/12/2025

    Summer Holiday Offers - redeem this special offer between 24/07/2023 and 31/12/2025

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