Beer Quarry Caves, Beer, Devon
If you’re looking for something to do on your group holiday in Devon, book a tour at the 2,000 year old Beer Quarry Caves and learn about the long and varied history of the place where the stone used to build St Pauls Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Exeter Cathedral came from.
Marvel at this staggering underground cathedral; hardly surprising that the caves have been used as a place of worship and refuge over the centuries, though on the flip side they’ve also proved handy for storing smuggled contraband throughout the ages. The history of Beer Quarry Caves really is all around – you can even see tool marks and inscriptions on the walls from the men who toiled here for 14 hours a day at a time. Nature lovers might have the chance to see some of the Greater Horseshoe bats that hibernate here (the caves are an internationally important bat hibernaculum).
When you’ve finished your tour, take a look in the museum and perhaps extend your visit with some light refreshments and buy a little momento of your visit.
Open from the week before Easter to the end of October with tours starting at 10:30am.
T: 01297 680282 All information correct at the time of writing