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Ingleborough Cave

Ingleborough Cave was first entered and made accessible in 1837. In 2012, it celebrated 175 years of entrancing visitors with an awe-inspiring range of stunning cave formations.

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Ingleborough Cave

Ingleborough Cave is found in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It was first discovered in 1837 by brave Victorian explorers who drained away a lake and went on to discover 1/2km of previously unexplored passages delving deep beneath Ingleborough mountain, with only candles to guide them!

Today, the cave is well lit, and you can follow in the footsteps of those pioneers on an awe-inspiring voyage of discovery! A well-lit concrete footpath leads visitors past breath-taking stalactites, stalagmites and flowstones, as visitors are led by expert guides through a kilometre of passages brought to life by formations and artefacts dating back millions of years! The well maintained Ingleborough Estate Nature Trail wends its way just over a mile through the beautiful woodland, past the lake, the money tree and Aunt Bessie’s Grotto, before emerging at the imposing entrance to Ingleborough Cave.