Found in 1923 by a Cambridge student Christopher Long whilst on Holiday, White Scar Caves in the Yorkshire Dales is the longest show cave in Britain. You can enjoy exploring the cavern in a much safer environment than the Cambridge student did back then whilst he crawled through with candles in his bowler hat, you can take guided cave walks along metal-grid walkways.
Take a tour deep underground in this unique cave walk in the Yorkshire Dales. You will be taken on a one-mile trip into the deep cavern in an 80-minute excursion that promises underground streams, thundering waterfalls and more. The heart of the cave system is pretty awe-inspiring and a great little adventure as you make your way through low-roofed tunnels.
The highlight of the trip into the dark caves is the magnificent Battlefield Cavern. The 100ft huge cave is decorated with thousands of stalactites, that hang like stone icicles from the ceiling, which are produced by the precipitation of minerals from water dripping through the cave ceiling.
The mini excursion can get pretty cool depending on the weather, so a jacket is advised. Wearing a hard hat, you’ll be guided along paths that are all lighted up to help guide you through caverns, and you’ll be given information on the history of the cave and how it was carved out millions of years ago.
It’s a once in a lifetime trip, and it sits in God’s Own Country, so we don’t even have to travel far to experience one of the world’s most unique experiences – not bad, eh.
It costs £13 for adults (16+), £8 for a child with under 3 getting in free. They also do a family ticket £34 for two adults and two children.
If you’d like to book or find out more information, you can visit their website here.
Feature Image Credit: White Scar Caves