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White Scar Cave

4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Ingleton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Caves and Mines

Attraction Information

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.

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Opening hours

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.

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults (16+): £10.35
Kids (3-15): £6.75
Under 3's: Free
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £28.60

Travel & Contact Information


Yorkshire Dales National Park, Ingleton, North Yorkshire, LA6 3AW, England

Phone number

01524 241244



Click here to visit White Scar Cave's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

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. 

Additional Info


The cave temperature is a cool 8° Centigrade throughout the year, so they recommend that you wear a pullover or jacket.


Nice show cave, be prepared for a bit of crouched walking though! 4 out of 5 stars

Took a day trip here with all the kids, ages 1 - 8 and they greatly enjoyed it. A nice way to spend a hour or so, a great big open cavern at the end of the walk in was the highlight which I remember visiting before some years ago, but apparently the trip stopped far short of that when I first went with my father in the 70's.. The tunnel in was a bit cramped in places and those hard hats are definitely needed but nothing beyond the abilities of the average adult or child. My only complaint would be that the hats do not exactly sit well on a toddlers head, perhaps no one makes hats that small? And why no chin strap? That would help em stay on surely? Saw a few lost hard hats along the way! There is not much else here on site apart from the main attraction, but it is in the middle of some lovely countryside and other attractions in the village nearby so a great focal point for a day out..

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