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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.

A Premier Show Cave In the Yorkshire Dales

Journey through 450 million years of geology and history, and discover spectacular formations in one of the country's natural wonders.

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Stargazing Beneath Ingleborough

Join expert astronomers for an evening of stargazing, and experience the Ingleborough Estate Nature Trail as never before.

Planet Trail

You are about to travel millions of miles, through our solar system, towards the Sun!

About

A Natural Wonder

 

Ingleborough Cave, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, was first discovered in 1837 by brave Victorian explorers who drained away a lake and ventured 1/2km under Ingleborough mountain, with only candles to guide them! Today, the cave is well lit with floodlights, and you can follow in the footsteps of those intrepid pioneers on an awe-inspiring voyage of discovery for all the family! A concrete footpath leads visitors past breath-taking stalagmites, stalactites and flowstones – just be careful not to get dripped on by The Witches’ Fingers!

 The cave is reached via the Ingleborough Estate Nature Trail, a picturesque 1.3 mile woodland walk that wends its way past a picture perfect lake, through the valley along a well maintained gravel track before reaching the imposing entrance to Ingleborough Cave.

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Getting here

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.