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Address: Church Lane | West Wycombe, High Wycombe HP14 3AH, England
Phone Number: 01494 533739
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These caves won't take much time, but if you're in the area, they are worth a visit. Time your visit to take in Dashwood House, West Wycombe village and the mausoleum.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

These caves won't take much time, but if you're in the area, they are worth a visit. Time your visit to take in Dashwood House, West Wycombe village and the mausoleum.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

First time back in 40 years this time taking my own kids... My kids were quite scared by the caves (in a good way) the history and the unusualness of them makes them interesting for adults. Years ago you would get a guided tour with ghost stories thrown in which added to the atmosphere and at one point the guide... More 

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Chesham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

If rumours of dubious goings on deep inside the Chiltern Hills neatly concealed beneath a cloak of aristocracy interest you, then look no further as Sir Francis is your man! The aptly named ‘Hellfire Caves’ are situated in the attractive village of West Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. They are all man made excavations and were originally intended as the quasi HQ... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

my wife and i went to the caves during west wycombe christmas fair. we go every year wouldnt miss it for the world. i know it sounds daft but each time i walk into the entrance of the hell-fire caves i still get a thrill of exitement. it really is very interesting and good fun, and if your very lucky... More 

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hemel hempstead
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Numbers inside the caves should me controlled. We were so many at one that the walking was difficult, the whole ambience was spoilt...too much noise to give it the spookiness it deserves.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Nice afternoon walking around the old cottages by the caves. The caves were spooky, fascinating with the figures dressed as they were in those times. Watched a programme on TV about ghosts residing in them caves. It lives up to its reputation. It felt very cold , like people were watching me. You can visualise, also feel the horses and... More 

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Calstock, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Situated in the lovely old West Wycombe. The caves are extraordinary. History was fascinating. Even saw a bat! Quite creepy in places. Very indepth information about the people who created the caves and their history. Nice little café and shop (quite basic). I would strongly recommend a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Came here on a groupon so was half price for a family. Was really interesting and the kids enjoyed it but think we were in and out in half an hour. Definitely worth a visit but you wont need long in there. Nice tea room too :)

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Went here about ten years ago with a group of friends. They were doing some filming and we could not go in so we went back another time. It was dark and creepy and there were figures dressed up in old clothes who were milling around. It was good and we ended up laughing so much. Very frightening. Xx

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

There are some small attractions, then there are small attractions that are just a waste of time and money like this. I would never recommend anyone go here even with young children.

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