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White Scar Cave in North Yorkshire

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Deep below Ingleborough Hill in the Yorkshire Dales National Park li9es a hidden world sulpted by nature over thousands of years.

Streams and waterfalls, exotic cave formations and a huge ice - age cavern and thousands of stalacities form White Scar Cave.

The tour begins near the original entrance which was discovered in 1923. You will see curious formations including the Devil's Tounge, the Arum Lily and Judge's Head.

The Highlight of the tour is the 200,000 year old Battlefield Cavern. Prehistoric mud pools are a special feature - never disturbed by man.

The covers one mile and takes about 80 minutes.

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Christmas Grotto in the Cave

Father Christmas will be in the cave with presents Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd December from 11am to 3pm (weather permitting). 7.50 per child.

The Visitor Centre has an eco - friendly turf roof, helping to protect the enviroment.

There is an alpine - style cafe with splendid views over the Dales to the Coast. The cave shop stocks five mineral specimens, jewllery and more.

Thecave stays cool (8c 46f) throughout the year, so pullovers and jackets are necessary. Hard hatsare provided but high heels are not suitable. There are 2 low - roof areas and 97 steps

Contact details

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telephone: 015242 41244
address:  Ingleton
North Yorkshire

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Opening Times

Opening Times (weather permitting)

Autumn & Winter November 1st to January 31st
The cave is open on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10am.
Spring & Summer February 1st to October 31st
The cave is open every day, from 10am.

Cave Tours

All visits into the cave are with a guide. The tour of the UK's longest show cave takes about 80 minutes.

The first tour is at 10.20am. There are then tours at frequent intervals. Last tour 4pm.

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Adult: 9.50
Child: 6.00
Family: 26.00

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