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Hellfire Caves

West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England

  • Stunning entrance and outdoor seating area at the mysterious Hellfire Caves
  • Inside the mystifying Hellfire Caves
  • Enchanted Hellfire Caves Courtyard Cafe serving delicious food and drinks

Attraction Information

  • Caves and Mines icon Caves and Mines

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor

The HellFire Caves go deep into the West Wycombe Hill. A quarter of a mile underground the narrow winding passages take you into various chambers such as Franklin's Cave, Miners Cave and the Banqueting Hall finally ending up at the Inner Temple after you have crossed the bridge over the River Styx.

Sir Francis Dashwood originally excavated the Caves in the 1750s to give employment to the villagers following a succession of harvest failures. Waxwork models, a commentary, and realistic sound effects help to bring the history of these unique caves to life. Children can explore the tunnels and caverns staying cool on a hot day, and dry on a wet day.

Everyone will enjoy this unique family adventure, which begins at the imposing flint entrance, built to look like a Gothic church, which stands high above West Wycombe and the valley. There is so much to discover along the way, from 18th century tools, to details of the Hell Fire Club, formed by Sir Dashwood. When you reach your final destination of the Inner Temple, you will be several hundred feet below the church with its golden ball on the top of the hill!

There is a gift shop and cafe serving homemade cakes, cream teas, and light snacks. In addition you can enjoy a picnic on the surrounding hillside.

Plus kids aged 4 to 10 can enjoy a rather special birthday party here full of wizardry and wonder including broomstick racing and learning magic spells, potion making and a hands on chance to banish a werewolf! Amazing!


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby

Getting There and Contact Information


West Wycombe Hill Road, West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14 3AJ, England


Click here to visit Hellfire Caves's website
01494 533 739

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Summer (April to October)

Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 17:30

October 27, 28 and 31 18:00 - 21:30

Winter (November to March)

Saturday and Sunday 11:00 - dusk

Closed Christmas and Boxing Day. 


Adult: £7.50

Concession/Child: £6.00

Under 3: Free

Family: £20.00

Halloween: £9.50pp

More Information

Guest suitability

Please note due to the nature of the caves and the width of the tunnels, the Hellfire Caves are unsuitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. They do however provide pushchair parking and baby slings for your convenience.


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