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Review of Chislehurst Caves

Chislehurst Caves
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Chislehurst
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Loved these caves! Our guide was so knowledgable, and he fended about a million questions from our 9 year old and 5 year old children. The pitch black echoing test was a highlight although the youngest was scared and i had to carry him! Carrying the lanterns gave it a creepy adventurous feel & a lovely paraffin smell :) I wouldve liked a longer tour as an hour went so fast

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Reviewed April 20, 2014

Fascinating look around the inside of the man-made chalk mines, which played a valuable role as a munitions dump during World War 1 and Bomb Shelter in World War 2. Admittance to the caves is only by guided tour, which lasts 45 to 60 minutes, and visits a number of interesting sights along the way (such as the carving done by Sandy Brown, reconstruction of the caves Church, caves tiny hospital, and band stage). Photography is permitted in the illuminated sections of the caves, but flash and bright lights are not permitted in the bulk of the caves, where visitors carry lamps to illuminate the way. As the tour group often has to double back on itself, cluster together and then change direction, there is no need to worry about being at the back of the tour, you won't be for long. The caves are a network of man-made mines hewn from chalk, and what it lacks in natural beauty it more than makes up for it in historical interest, as such although children of all ages are admitted, its perhaps best suited to older children and adults. A popular attraction, as rain takes its time to seep through the chalk, it is a great choice for a dull rainy day, just remember to wear comfortable shoes and coat or jumper, as its remains a cool nine degrees Celsius, no matter which time of year you choose to visit.

1  Thank Clive B
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Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

One hour subterranean trek with knowledgeable guide. Chilling both for the lantern-lit ambience as well as the constant 10oC. Trainers required as uneven footing (it is a 3-millennia-year-old cave!). Good ancient and ghostly tales from the Druids, Romans, Saxons through to the world wars. Only downside was people bringing kids who were frankly too young to stay quiet in the dark. The pitch dark and Druid chants/cavern acoustics were a particular favourite. Great guide - wish I could credit him if I knew his name...he got a tip at the end!

Thank L0ndonChap
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Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit here but a shame if sunny outside! Very interesting and educational - and a spooky story to top it off!

1  Thank Caroline N
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

I wanted to take my cousin on a little adventure, and settled on Chislehurst Caves due to its proximity and excellent reviews. We had a fantastic experience - the darkness is thrilling and eerie, the guide was dryly witty and full of quirky facts and the historical value of the caves was undeniable. Truly a great day out - thoroughly recommended!

1  Thank Lisa B
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