BEER QUARRY CAVES
Guided Tours of 2,000 year old man-made caverns
Tel:01297 680 282
EX12 3 AS
The caves are open every day at 10:00am until Sunday 1st November 2020.
Today's Tours Start at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30 and 15:30.
The caves are cool – please wear something warm and respect social distancing. Numbers on the tours will be in line with government advice and guidance so will be very restricted. If possible please pre-book tours by ringing 01297 680 282 and pay by card or ring for tour availability.
N.B. In exceptional circumstances Tour times may vary. (This now HIDDEN for Desktop, Tablet and Mobile)
Child 5 to 16 years and over 65 years £8.00.
Family 2 adults + 2 Children £30.00.
Under 5’s FREE.
John Scott F.R.S.A.
At 1.50pm Monday 13th July the caves founder John died peacefully at home in Fore Street. He was so proud of being a genuine Beer Boy, born in the house called ‘Golspie’ in the Higher Meadows. As a boatbuilder for Harold Mears he had a hand in building most of the working boats currently on Beer beach. He saved the Quarry Caves from being dynamited and lost for ever, and spent half his life running the Caves on a shoestring for the benefit of the thousands of people who have visited them since the 1980s. RIP John – see his video of the caves at the bottom of this page.
Our guides will take you on an hour long tour through the vast man-made complex of underground caverns with their mighty halls of vaulted roofs and pillars of Beer Stone which have been likened to a vast underground cathedral.
See for yourself the methods used to quarry and deliver the huge blocks of stone, the working conditions, the hardships endured and the dangers faced daily by the work-force using only the light from a flickering tallow candle and you may never again see a famous building with the same eyes.
The caves are cool so please bring warm clothing and it’s best to arrive at least 10 mins before the tours start and no need to book unless you are a large party.
Useful Quarry Facts
Awaiting Corona virus Finish: Open tour for businesses and characters of Beer.
We are pleased and excited to welcome by invitation, local businesses and characters of the village to a free open evening at the caves hosted by Steve. with much more besides. Details to follow when a date is confirmed.
Reviews from the Visitors Book
Tim Smit – Director , Eden Project, Bodelva, Cornwall.
Really fascinating and entertaining.
A great insight into local and national history.
Hitchin, Herts – 28/10/2019.
Excellent Tour. A fascinating look into time gone by.
Well worth a visit.
Sidmouth – 28/09/2019.
(The ponchos were very much appreciated).
Glasgow – 02/08/2019.
Borth, Wales – 10/07/2019.
Pitched to both adults and children.
Hampshire – 21/06/2019.
Great tribute to the past!
Essex – 08/05/2019.
History preserved underground.
Seaton – 18/04/2019.
Very interesting and also very moving.
London – 24/10/2018.
Learn something new every time so worth more visits. Thanks.
Sidmouth – 29/09/2018.
Aukland New Zealand – 15/08/2018.