Starting 350 million years ago, and continuing into the twenty-first century, the history of White Scar Cave is an intriguing mixture of ancient and modern.
It's certainly the longest show cave in Britain: the guided tour takes 80 minutes and covers one mile. See underground streams and waterfalls, and the massive ice age cavern. Cafe, shop, large on site car park. Picnic area. Spectacular location in Yorkshire Dales National Park. Project sheets are available for children, graded for age.
The local area around White Scar Cave has a wide variety of attractions, activities and natural scenery. Combine your subterranean tour with an above ground experience for a full day's enjoyment.
1st February - 4th November
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:20
5th November - 31st January
Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:20
All visits into the cave are with a guide.
1 hour before attraction closes
Yorkshire Dales National Park,
Adults (16+): £10.35
Kids (3-15): £6.75
Under 3's: Free
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £28.60
Yes, there is parking onsite.
Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.
No, there are no baby changing facilities.
Yes, you can bring a picnic.
Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.
No, White Scar Cave is not wheelchair friendly.
Because of the natural shape of the cave passages pushchair, buggy, wheelchair and guide dog access to the cave are not possible, and infants must not be carried in backpacks.
No, White Scar Cave have stated they are not pushchair friendly.
Dogs are welcome but not in the caves.
The cave temperature is a cool 8° Centigrade throughout the year, so they recommend that you wear a pullover or jacket.