White 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.