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Lacy's Caves, Penrith

Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
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4.3/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
Lacy's Caves are a series of 5 chambers in the red sandstone cliff of River Eden, just north of Little Salkeld, Cumbria, England, near Nunnery, at.They are named after Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Lacy of Salkeld Hall, who commissioned their carving in the 18th century. The reason for their creation is unknown, however they were used by Lacy for entertaining guests and the area was originally planted with ornamental gardens.The site is a listed Regionally Important Geological Site by Eden District Council and public footpaths to the site are well maintained. Some of the path follows the line of a former tramway connecting Long Meg Mine with the nearby Settle-Carlisle Railway. The site is situated close to Long Meg and Her Daughters and on a popular circular walk.
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  • Walked to Long Meg and on to the River Eden planning to take the path back along to Lacy's caves. However at the river we found a number of people discussing what to do and a sign saying that the path...  read more »
  • Had a great walk out to caves and continued on the route to long Meg standing stones - not very well signposted - glad I had printed out directions - dog and son enjoyed the walk too 
  • This is a very strange little place. We parked in the village, as the roads leading up had private road signs on. Walked all the way up to the top and down along the river. part of the road has eroded...  read more »
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