A Premier Show Cave In the Yorkshire Dales National Park
Follow in the footsteps of the early Victorian explorers as you journey through 450 million years of geology and history, and discover spectacular formations in one of the country's natural wonders.
Premier Show Cave in the Yorkshire Dales
Journey through 450 million years of geology and history in one of the country's natural wonders.
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450 Million Years of Geology
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A Natural Wonder
Ingleborough Cave, first entered and made accessible in 1837, is one of the Yorkshire Dales finest examples of limestone scenery. A well lit concrete footpath leads you past huge stalactites, stalagmites and flowstones. Visitors are lead by our expert guides through a kilometre of awe-inspiring passages that are brought to life by formations and artefacts dating back millions of years! The Cave also shows the significant impact of the Ice Age, and as recently as 2002 the tooth of a woolly rhinoceros, now long extinct, was discovered just beyond the show cave. You reach the Cave via the Ingleborough Estate Nature Trail, a picturesque 1.3 mile walk through the woodland along a well maintained gravel track.
How to find us
Located on the south side of Ingleborough, just above the picturesque village of Clapham in the Yorkshire Dales, we are easily accessible by road and rail. Select below for more details on how to get here.