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.
our limestone land
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.
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.