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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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HERTFORDSHIRE
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We visited the White Scar caves whilst my Wife was walking the 3-Peaks. We were staying at Dale House Farm which was only a few minutes drive from White Scar Caves, so had to visit it. At the end of the day, it is what it is. Underground caves with stalactites and stalagmites and a large open cave at the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the tour however, it did not hold the same interesting features I have been witness to in the likes of Pooles Cavern in Buxton and Ingleborough Caves (went there after White Scar) There was a guide who really was full of his own self importance and although he was extremely informative on the geology,... More

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

Thank you for your visit, and for your review. I know that different places 'grab' people in different ways. Both Pooles Cavern and Ingleborough are fine caves. The best cave I have visited (so far) is the Gouffre de Padirac in France - but that is just my opinion. It is good to know that you nonetheless enjoyed your tour... More

Gothenburg, Sweden
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We took the tour and were lucky enough to come at a time that was quite quiet so we got a tour guide to ourselves. I have always meant to take a trip down the caves but never got around to it, we made the snap decision to take the tour whilst driving past, and we are glad we did.... More

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Oxfordshire, UK
Top Contributor
238 reviews 238 reviews
150 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I stopped here after a long journey to find these caves. Unfortunately when we arrived my husband was put off by the description of the tight squeezes and the length of the tour (80 minutes) so we didn't go down the caves. We had some lunch in the cafe and went to the gift shop, both of... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I was not sure about another cave and the price was not cheap. But this is no ordinary cave. We were led in a group of 5 through a winding passage in the rock that had been shaped by water flow over millions of years. Our guide was a gem and imparted knowledge skilfully and enthusiastically. So much to see... More

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

Thank you. I am delighted that your guide's enthusiasm enhanced your visit. We enjoy showing the underground world to our visitors, and greatly appreciate your feedback. William More

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

What a find this is! The cave system here is unlike any other I have ever been in. Feels like a "proper" cave as you walk half a mile into the hillside to reach the cavern. The walk is over the stream that flows through the hillside and at times you have to bend almost double to not bang your... More

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Even if you consider yourself fit you may find the stairs and crouching/bending too much at times. However you are rewarded for your efforts when you reach the large cave at the end. A very interesting visit with lots to see. Wear a jumper and jacket and take your time. just a shame you can't keep going deeper. Oh and... More

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Colne
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I last saw this cave when a young child, likewise my uncle had not been in 40 years so we went admittedly underprepared without anything thicker than a tshirt, even so with the 8degree temp it was manageable, the group leader made every effort to make sure we all kept up and could hear. As if all that wasn't enough... More

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

great experience for our school party with very good guides , superb shop and staff after a great day on ingleton waterfalls trail.

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Hull
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We visited on a rainy day and after days of heavy rain. It made the waterfalls more spectacular but they do have to close if the water levels get to high as it can flood the walkways. It would be advisable to call in advance under those circumstances to avoid a wasted trip. The tour is interesting as it's like... More

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