White Scar Cave, Ingleton

4.6
#2 of 10 in Nature in Yorkshire Dales National Park
A network of caves White Scar Cave features one of the longest-known cave chambers in Britain. You can even see helictites, cave formations that grow spirally, sideways, and every which way. In addition to touring this fascinating underground world, a cafe and a gift shop are also present. Stop by the visitor’s center to see a large-scale plan of the cave system, historic photographs, and material about nearby places of interest. Pay special attention if you are the last of the day to tour the caves. It is rumored a disembodied, murmuring voice follows the last guide out of the cave. Use our Ingleton trip builder site to add White Scar Cave and other attractions to your Ingleton vacation plans.
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  • This was our second visit, previously having been there when children much younger. It’s great for young ones as exciting to be underground (and watching out for fairies and goblins can keep them ente...  more »
  • Visited the caves last week. Guide was very good and the staff very friendly. Tour took about 80 minutes. Very enjoyable and worth a visit.  more »
  • The last time I visited White Scar Cave was way back in 1986 with a pal of mine. We really enjoyed it and I've often said I would like to go back again. Well I did and I'm so pleased that I did. It ha...  more »
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  • An interesting and educational afternoon out which was enjoyed by the whole family aged from 3 - 32, the guide had lots of information and facts on the formation and exploration of the cave system, stopping at various points of particular interest with stories mixed in along the way. There is also a well stocked gift shop at the entrance/exit and a small but well formed cafe in the same building. There are various seating areas dotted around the area outside which would most likely be more useful on a slightly drier day, given the lovely views across and down the valley.
  • Great place to visit, guide was full of information and it truly is breathtaking being able to go into to such a place. Thank you all for making the visit one to remember. Please be aware, it isn't advisable for those with a bad back to go into the cave, it's very low in places, low enough to want to get on your hands and knees but the grid you are on wouldn't be inviting to the knees!! Plus 97 steps to climb towards the end and then turn around and out the way you can in.
  • Myself , partner and our 5 and 7 year olds had a great time visiting the caves. The caves have many fascinating features that were all clearly explained by the guides. Just remember you need to be able bodied to get in and out due to low ceilings, steps and the walking distance.
  • Plentiful parking which is free , great views. quaint little shop , full of beautiful items normal prices. Coffee to die for .staff so friendly and helpful also Times & prices for guided tours clearly shown. & not expensive. Tour lasts 80mins funny informative guide name of James Health and safety of paramount importance an all round value for money l & my daughter Loved it .& we will go back .
  • Went as something to do on a wet day and was amazed by the beautiful underground scenery. The trip takes about 80 mins which on a pound for pound basis seemed exceptional value. The guide was informative and a great laugh. There are some low stretches so not great if you have trouble with your back and bending down. If you can cope however, its worth the effort. There are good facilities and a café which is well priced.
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