To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies

Language

Creswell Crags

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

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 636 reviews636 reviews
Close window

Call direct on:

Tel+44 (0) 1909 720 378

Add Creswell Crags to your Itinerary

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 just £3 and details of charges for the exhibition and Cave Tours are given below:

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

Ice Age Cave Tour (including Exhibition Entry) - £9 adults, £7.50 concessions, £6 children

Rock Art Cave Tour (March to September only, including Exhibition Entry) - £9 adults, £7.50 concessions, £6 children

Witch Mark Cave Tour (including Exhibition Entry) - £9 adults, £7.50 concessions, £6 children

Combined ticket (both caves and exhibition) Adult £13.50, concession £11.25, child £9

Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £25.50 per tour, or £38.25 for both tours (combined ticket)

Please be aware that children under 5 years may 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.

Read Our Creswell Crags blogs!

Butterfly Season at Creswell Crags!

Bird Ringing at Creswell Crags

Rock Art Cave Tour at Creswell Crags

Map & Directions

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 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* 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

Follow Us

Video

  • Creswell Crags Cave tours

What's Nearby

  1. Coloured Cob Equestrian Centre

    Welcome to Coloured Cob Equestrian Centre

    Coloured Cob Equestrian Centre Ltd is...

    1 miles away
  2. St Mary & St Joseph The Worker Church

    St Mary's Church on Park Street, Worksop was designed by the architect Matthew Hadfield...

    3.63 miles away
  1. Derbyshire Pony Trekking

    Come and experience treks through some of the most beautiful Countryside on the...

    3.84 miles away
  2. Mr Straw's House

    Ordinary house, extraordinary home

    Step back in time to the 1920s and discover how a...

    4.51 miles away
  3. Bolsover Castle

    There's a fairytale quality to Bolsover Castle that makes it a firm favourite with anyone...

    4.99 miles away
  4. Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre

    Encounter the exotic and discover a wild family day out at the Tropical Butterfly House,...

    5.49 miles away
  5. Clumber Park

    Theres so much to do at Clumber Park throughout the year, whether you like walking or...

    5.86 miles away
  6. The Big Tops Children’s Indoor Play and Party Centre

    The Big Tops children’s play and party centre is an indoor soft play area with a...

    6.69 miles away
  7. Thoresby Park

    Visit our beautiful park with the whole family to enjoy everything Thoresby has to offer....

    7.1 miles away
  8. Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre & National Nature Reserve

    Home of Robin Hood and once part of a royal hunting forest, Sherwood Forest Country...

    7.65 miles away
  9. The Major Oak

    Sherwood Forest, a 450-acre country park and nature reserve, is home to the well-loved...

    7.71 miles away
  10. St Mary's Church Edwinstowe


    St Mary's Church is a beautiful and ancient place of worship in the heart of Sherwood...

    8 miles away
  11. i-Jump Trampoline Park

    i-Jump is an indoor Trampoline Park built for you to defy gravity! With sessions to suit...

    8.25 miles away
  12. Hardwick Hall

    Welcome to Hardwick, whose stunning houses and beautiful landscape have been created by a...

    8.86 miles away
  13. Sherwood Pines Forest Park

    Sherwood Pines is the largest forest open to the public in the East Midlands with over...

    8.89 miles away
Previous Next

Related

Sunday, 28 April 2019 - Sunday, 28 April 2019

BBC Nottingham Big Day Out 2019BBC Radio Nottingham's Big Day Out 2019Many museums and heritage tourist attractions across Nottinghamshire are offering free entry to their exhibits for the “Big Day Out" on Sunday 28 April 2019.
more info

Friday, 16 August 2019 - Friday, 16 August 2019

The Secret Garden at Creswell Crags
more info

Friday, 1 February 2019 - Thursday, 31 October 2019

Thursday, 21 February 2019 - Friday, 31 January 2020

Boy in Cave Creswell Crags | Visit NottinghamshireCave Tours at Creswell CragsSee Britain's only Ice Age rock art and discover more about how prehistoric man lived in Nottinghamshire during the Ice Age on a Creswell Crags Cave Tour.
more info

Friday, 1 February 2019 - Thursday, 31 October 2019

Friday, 1 November 2019 - Friday, 31 January 2020

Witches' Marks at Creswell Crags in NottinghamshireWitches' Marks Tours at Creswell CragsHundreds of protective marks, known as Witch Marks (or Witches' Marks) have been discovered at Creswell Crags. This is believed to be the largest collection ever found in the UK. 
more info
Street Art

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss