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Address: Church Lane | West Wycombe, High Wycombe HP14 3AH, England
Phone Number: 01494 533739
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Quirky sightseeing option

We very much liked the story and history behind the Dashwood family and West Wycombe generally, and in particular the Hell-Fire Caves as being some sort of infamous and secret... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Rowena E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We very much liked the story and history behind the Dashwood family and West Wycombe generally, and in particular the Hell-Fire Caves as being some sort of infamous and secret meeting place: just rather unique and quirky! The walk around the caves can be done in a short amount of time; not sure the displays add that much to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

West Wycombe caves have an interesting history and about an hour to walk through them. If you park by the A40 at the end of West Wycombe village, next to the now closed garden centre you can have a good walk through West Wycombe Village with some interesting shops and pubs. Then up the hillside to the church with the... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Not really sure what I expected these caves have been apart of the folk tales like for ever and I a local. The history and guide were excellent, the actual caves were not so if you like history still go but much better caves in England

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Cave walls bleed with white paint - all looks very fake. Can be adventurous for kids with the dark passages, etc but otherwise quite boring. Luckily admission fee was quite low so wasn't too bothered.

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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66 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Don't expect a super modern theme park style experience & you won't be disappointed. I've been here about 4 times in the last 50years & the experience does'nt seem to have changed too much since my first visit in the early '60's. This time we went with my daughter & her 2 children aged 10 & 12. We parked at... More 

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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 April 16, 2015

Great day out with bags of history and all just around the corner from me, the caves do a Halloween special spooky night, great fun for all the family

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Pretty spectacular but had 2 year old with me so he was scared and in a hurry to get back out. Great day out but recommend for slightly older kids.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Took 15 minutes to walk whole of the caves and we read all the information boards. £15 for an adult and 2 kids luckily this was the reduced rate as we're with the national trust. Seriously don't bother.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The Hell-Fire Caves are a must-see when you visit High Wycombe. It's located in the beautiful village of West Wycombe. The caves are so interesting (I've visited four times now) and I love that they have a little cafe which is brilliant on a sunny day. And when you have finished exploring the caves you can enjoy the surrounding scenery.... More 

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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My 7 year old is in to the game Minecraft. I've been trying to explain that you don't need to just dig a big hole to get at the resources you need for that building project. If you're going to dig a hole, why don't you think about using it for something else? I don't think she really understood me,... More 

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