White Scar Cave

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White Scar CaveWhite Scar Cave


White Scar Cave, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is the longest show cave in Britain. It was discovered in 1923 by Christopher Long, who was a student at Cambridge University. Further parts of the system were opened in 1991 via an access tunnel. There are underground waterfalls and streams, and thousands of stalactites. The curious cave formations include the Devil's Tongue, the Arum Lily, and the remarkably lifelike Judge's Head. Guides lead visitors along the well-lit paths and explain the features. The highlight of the tour is the 200,000 year old Battlefield Cavern. Over 330 feet long, with its roof soaring in places to 100 feet, this is one of the largest caverns in Britain. The visitor centre has an eco-friendly turf roof, and an alpine-style café with views over the Dales to the sea. The cave shop stocks fine rock and mineral specimens, jewellery, and much more besides.

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I have visited caves, and similar attractions many times, and all have provided a great experience, but my trip down the White Scar Cave left me with some long lasting memories. The reason I mention this is because if a tourist attraction is still on your mind even as short as a few days after visiting it, then that truly is a Top 100 Attraction! I found White Scar to be not only excellent value for money, but truly quite remarkable. The UV lit Battlefield Cavern really steals the show for me, but that in no way overshadows the whole tour experience. An incredible amount of thought, blood, sweat and tears has gone into the journey you will take though the tunnels, but along the way I want you to count how many times you say the phrase ‘Wow' I counted 17 times that I said it, see if your count beats mine?

 

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White Scar Cave,
Carnforth, Lancashire , LA6 3AW

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