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Dr. John Rudd wrote a review Mar 2020
Ware, United Kingdom107 contributions15 helpful votes
I highly recommend you visit this very historic grotto. It was built in the mid-eighteenth century at the then Amwell Manor which belonged to the Scott family. It is the largest shell grotto in the UK. Now in Scotts Road, houses we're built on the former Manor grounds in the 1960's. The grotto is a Grade 1 listed building and was refurbished in 1991 and opened by Lord Montague. It is now held by a Trust. Well worth a visit, check opening times on it's website. Enjoy.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Chris D wrote a review Oct 2019
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Scott’s Grotto is a hidden little Gem in the twin of Ware. The story behind its construction is fascinating..,. This place used to be unlit when I was a child visiting , however now there is lighting in the reception area and you still need a torch when venturing in to the tunnels. The place kept my 6 year old son entertained for hours... although it large in size you can spend between an hour and two in here and in the grounds.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Rlglenn652 wrote a review Sep 2019
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom115 contributions60 helpful votes
What a wonderful place this is! It's small, but for a grotto it's a good size. It takes about 15 minutes to walk round, but make sure you sit down whilst inside and appreciate the history and work gone into this gem. A wonderful place!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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ATC147 wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom116 contributions52 helpful votes
I took my two grandsons to the Grotto one afternoon. It is located in a small wood between houses. There are volunteers available to explain the history of the Grotto. The boys particularly liked wandering the underground passages with torches. I don't think they had any interest in the history they just enjoyed the adventure. This place would be of interest for anyone keen on local history, quirky places or ideas for garden ceramics. Ideal if you wish to pass 30 mins or so in tranquility.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Debra M wrote a review Aug 2019
Redruth, United Kingdom222 contributions63 helpful votes
I found this hidden gem after checking out Tripadvisor whilst pet-sitting in Ware. Absolutely incredible grotto. I was amazed by all the shells and stones which were incorporated into the design of the tunnels. There's some seats built into the chamber walls. I went round twice because I was so fascinated. The two volunteers were very helpful and I learned about the history of this place. The summerhouse is delightful and pictures on the wall show how it looked way before the housing estate was built! There would have been a beautiful view of Ware. Be sure to take a torch and £1 for the donation box. There's also history guides on sale if you wish to purchase them. Scotts Grotto is open on Saturday afternoons and Bank Holidays. Allow at least half an hour to look around.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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