Great Rutland Cavern

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Great Rutland Cavern is one of two caves at the Heights of Abraham, Matlock, Derbyshire, England. The other is Great Masson Cavern.

Great Rutland Cavern is a small cave consisting of a narrow passage and a chamber leading into the Nestus Grotto. Sometimes a face of sunlight can be seen through holes in the rock which is called the devils face. At the end of the tour there is a display on what it was like mining in the 19th century.

It was first opened to the public in 1812 and was then known as 'Nestor mine'. It was then, and previously, mined for lead and various other minerals.[1]


  1. ^ Tony and Anne Oldham (1972): Discovering Caves - A guide to the Show Caves of Britain

Coordinates: 53°07′28″N 1°33′54″W / 53.12444°N 1.56500°W / 53.12444; -1.56500