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Address: Ingleborough Cave, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Clapham, England
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A constant source of awe

When I was 19 years old I spent the most terrifying (up till then) 20 minutes of my life abseiling down an unfeasibly thin rope from the edge of Gaping Gill Hole down to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Pen_not_Sword
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Warwickshire
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Warwickshire
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

When I was 19 years old I spent the most terrifying (up till then) 20 minutes of my life abseiling down an unfeasibly thin rope from the edge of Gaping Gill Hole down to the bottom of the main shaft - about 350 feet of airy, watery, free-falling empty space. I couldn't do it now, but every time I walk... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

We visited Gaping Gil during one of the twice yearly cavers group who allow you to go into Gaping Gil via a winch for the small sum of £15. You can't pre book so you need to go handy in case they are busy...allow for two hours too get there as up hill and some tricky parts...though we were three... More 

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1 Thank pamela a
Threshfield, England
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Unbeknown to each other, my mum and I had each always wanted to descend into Gaping Gill but had nobody to go with. Quite by chance this year we both mentioned it, realised we both wanted to go... and went! It did not disappoint. The two-way trip is fantastically organised and manned by people who remain cheerful, regardless of the... More 

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3 Thank LittleMissEarth
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We had a brilliant time visiting Gaping Gill -The experience of the winch itself was great, but that moment your eyes accustomed to the dark and you saw the beauty and size of the chamber was absolutely breathtaking. It costs £15 for the admission which includes the descent and accent by winch and a guided tour of the cave. (Run... More 

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3 Thank JackieB229
Lancashire
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78 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

i had talked about doing this for years and had kept making excuses not to go but this year we thought it was time to literally " take the plunge" . We walked up to gaping Gill and got there for 8am , by then there were already 65 names on the list to go down, it costs £15 and... More 

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3 Thank sheppy01
Skipton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This was on my husband's bucket list and I was quite apprehensive but agreed to do it with him. I have to say it was amazing! It takes about an hour and a half to walk from Clapham Car Park and when we booked in we were told it would be a two hour wait - which it was. We... More 

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3 Thank Skipton1234
Ilkley
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is definitely a 'must do'. The whole set up is well organised with an emphasis on safety but is not 'over sanitised'. Yes, it is a good walk to get there, yes, you will get wet, no, there are no toilets or other facilities but the whole experience is worth the effort. The Craven Pothole Club members are enthusiastic... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The gaping gill experience was great being lowered down into the cave exploring the main cavern and coming back up. You wouldn't get to do anything like that on a regular basis unless your joined a pot holing club. I do agree with other TripAdvisor members that the organisation of the events need to improve. We arrived at the gill... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Although the cave itself was impressive, the organisation was poor. Waited just over four hours to go down the cave and almost an hour to come back up? No communication by the staff about timings. No refreshments to purchase.

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Thank jubby2015
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

we deliberately arrived early at 9am (it is an hour and a quarter walk from clapham village) as we knew that the gill is very popular on the few weekends that it is open. We were pleased to be told that we would be able to go down at 10.30, so we spent the hour and half walking up ingleborough,... More 

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