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White Scar Cave

1.5 miles from Ingleton, On the B6255 road to Hawes, Yorkshire Dales National Park, England
+44 1524 241 244
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I visited the caves with my partner, sister, her partner and my 2 children aged 10 and 7. What fun we had walking around the cave...you have to wear safety helmets and it's a good job too as we banged our heads numerous times. You can only go into the cave as part of a tour which is brilliant. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Plenty of interesting things to see in the caves. Our tour guide was excellent, very informative with an added light humour to it. I have never been down a cave before so I cannot say whether this was better or worse than others. There are some very interesting geological features. The tour took betweeen 80 and 90 minutes. There are... More

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Haworth, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Family of 4 for £26 ok value. Safety gear provided. 90 minutes of interesting cave experience, kept grandkids occupied. Tour guide kept our interest ok. Snack we had was ok but cafe menu was a bit boring something we accepted years ago but today's tourist demands tasty international cuisine with decent veggie options. Step this up a gear & I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Just visted today with my husband and 2 children, it cost £26 for a family ticket which I thought wasnt to bad. Our tour guide was lovely and answered everyones questions and was really lovely with the younger children. It is abit dark for younger children but once they get inside theres so much to see and listen too that... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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41 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We found the cave very interesting big and full of geological features. I would not take kids below 8 years old but that it's only my personal opinion.the tour takes 80 minutes and people have to be able to duck in some areas, also there are around 90 steps. The cave its mostly well lighted and we don't find any... More

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We went last week with three children (5-10 y.o.) and all enjoyed it. The walk isn't for the faint-hearted - there are a couple of long sections where adults have to walk in a crouch. It's also narrow in a couple of places, and a stream rushes beneath the metal walkway. Unlike other show caves, there is only one open... More

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CaveOfficial, Manager at White Scar Cave, responded to this review

Thank you very much. Your comment about the contrast between the main cavern and the cave stream passages making for a more intense experience is interesting. William More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

I'm sorry, but I have to write this, especially having just read the previous posting. We visited today (Sunday 24th) and was the first tour down into the cave. Unfortunately a young child (approx 2 years old) fell between the handrail and walkway into stream and rocks below. Had it not been for the quick reaction of his dad, who... More

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CaveOfficial, Manager at White Scar Cave, responded to this review

Thank you. The evidence we have does not correspond with your account. The child did not "fall" - he was being carried, and was dropped. The guide telephoned the manager's office from the cave to report the matter. The child was brought out of the cave and attended to. Warm, dry clothing from the cave manager's family was provided for... More

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This was my first experience of going into a cave and what a pleasurable experience it was. Our tour guide Stuart, he seemed passionate about his job and provided a lot of useful information and facts about the cave. My only issue was the chap on the front desk, he didn't seem customer orientated and seemed stressed perhaps due to... More

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CaveOfficial, Manager at White Scar Cave, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit, and for your review. Yes we do occasionally have problems with card processing, despite having a backup system and using one of the largest card processing businesses in the world. We are working hard to eliminate the glitches. In the meantime we offer apologies for any inconvenience. William More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

I found there were a lot of tours at once meaning you were constantly having to squeeze past another tour while bend down trying to walk through the cave. The tour guide had no humour ... May as well of had an audio tape to press play and pause. After reading reviews on here I was really looking forward to... More

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CaveOfficial, Manager at White Scar Cave, responded to this review

Thank you. The cave has been exceptionally busy this August. We do our best to smooth the flow of visitors through the cave system, but some congestion is inevitable at peak holiday times. Our intention is never to rush people, but simply to ensure for the comfort of everyone that the tour's duration does not exceed ninety minutes. William More

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Previously I have been to Blue John Caverns in Derbyshire and to be honest found this to be a lot more enjoyable. For a start the tour of around 80 minutes is much better value and much more professionally run. You are given a hard hat, which believe me you will need! Don't worry about feeling claustrophobic in the low... More

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CaveOfficial, Manager at White Scar Cave, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit. The guides do their best to answer questions, but occasionally someone bowls a googly and they have to admit that they are stumped. The toilets are scheduled for an upgrade over the winter of 2014/15. William More

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