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“GREAT DAY OUT & DOG FRIENDLY!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ingleborough Caves

Ingleborough Caves
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Clapham
Certificate of Excellence
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“GREAT DAY OUT & DOG FRIENDLY!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

We visited as a family with children and dogs whilst on holiday. It was a great day out.
You can park at the village car park before setting off to the walk. (£4 for the day I think)
There is a lovely walk/trail leading up to the caves, you pay a modest charge(65p adults 30p children approx- it is self regulated machine and the leaflets are just in the display) for a guide that shows points of interest and I assume goes towards the upkeep of the trail, the tour guide helps the children to engage with the countryside and learn too in a fun way- definitely value for money. We had great fun trying to find the points of interest that are all numbered as you go along the path. it is an easy walk with a slight incline at times - our 5 year old had no problems.As others have said timing is essential as the cave tour is every hour on the hour and you need to allow walking time to get to the caves at the right time. The literature suggests half an hour to do the walk but I would say allow at least 45 mins to an hour as you get distracted as you go by looking for the attractions.A good plan would be to take a little picnic so when you arrive at the cave if you have to wait you have something to do. Whilst there are benches there is limited shelter within the little shop which provides ice creams,drinks and souvenirs. There is a toilet too, available only if you are visiting the caves.
The tour inside the caves cost £18 for a family of 4 and the 2 dogs - yes that's right they allow dogs inside the caves which is a great bonus. The tour guide is so knowledgeable and has such a lovely manner in explaining things and really does grab your attention - children and adults alike.It really spurs on the kids to learn more which is a great thing - he was absolutely super and will answer any questions you have, if only some teachers were as enthusiastic as him. A real asset and obviously loves his job.The tour takes approx 50 mins but goes really quickly.
Can't praise this place enough a real must visit if you are in the area. Walkers paradise.
After your tour and when you wander back into the village there is a lovely pub which allows children and dogs ,alternatively there was a cafe/tea room.
As you can see from my review I was really impressed with this place and I am sure you will be too

Visited April 2013
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Andrew J, Manager at Ingleborough Caves, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Hi there,

Thank you ever so much for your kind words, it is always touching to hear back from customers who have had such a pleasant experience! We must also thank you for the detail you have put into your review! We have shown your post to the guide who was working, and he was delighted! We hope to see you back again soon.

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Halifax, England, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Stunning walk beneath 60 metres of rock”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

We took our two boys (9 & 4) to Ingleborough caves to go on the same journey as their dad had done 30 odd years ago.
The tours are every hour, on the hour, and its about 1.5 miles from the car park to the cave entrance. Make sure you get your timings right otherwise you'll have a long wait with nothing to do!!
We managed the walk in a little over half an hour, my youngest found the walk a bit of a struggle and I ended up carrying him for the last 500 yards.
For 2 adults and 2 children it costs £18.00, the tour takes approx 50 mins so this is reasonable value.
The tour guide was great and he really knew his stuff. His sense of humour definitely added to the quality of the trip.
Both kids (and even the wife) really enjoyed the tour.
We also appreciated the walk back down more as we were able to do it at a leisurely pace.

Visited March 2013
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Andrew J, Manager at Ingleborough Caves, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Hi Adrian,

We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip around the showcaves! We appreciate that the walk up can catch people a little by surprise due to its slight incline all the way, and as you say, it is often a lot more pleasant on the way back down!

We hope to see you again soon.

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The Ingleborough Cave Team
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Manchester UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“On a cold day a very warm welcome was given”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

We visited the cave system for grandchild's school project. The guide inspired her to complete her project and looks forward to her next visit. Limited toilet provision, so be prepared. The down side is the addition charge of 65p each for walking to the cave which takes about 30 minutes uphill. Take plenty of money. The local cafe / shops were excellent, good food and service. A good day out

Visited February 2013
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Andrew J, Manager at Ingleborough Caves, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Hi Roy,

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and that our staff could be of assistance to your granddaughter with her school project. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do about the cost of the nature trail, as it is run separately from us.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Great Guide”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

I have been to prettier cave systems, but I have never met a more enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. He was a potholer who clearly knew about the cave system, and his dour sense of humour delighted all the visitors. There are long stretches where you have to walk double because the cave ceiling is low, so not recommended if you have a bad back.

Visited February 2013
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Andrew J, Manager at Ingleborough Caves, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Hi Keith,

We're glad to hear you enjoyed the trip, at the time we passed your kind words on to the guide who was working on the day; naturally he was delighted! We hope to see you again soon.

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“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

Incredible rock formations well explained and in a great setting. Dont go if you are claustrophobic!

Visited September 2012
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Andrew J, Manager at Ingleborough Caves, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Hi there,

Thank you very much for your review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the trip. We hope to see you again soon.

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