Caves Near Me

Cave surrounded by green mountains

Are you looking for some fun family activities in the UK? If you want to have a family adventure, then a visit to a cave is a great idea.

Why are caves good for a family day out?

There are many caves in the UK, and they’re full of history and mystery. Some of them date back thousands of years, and they offer unique experiences for visitors.

Wondering where can I find caves near me? Here you will find a list of brilliant caves to visit in the UK. Whether you’re travelling with younger kids or teens, these caves are sure to provide a memorable family experience.

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Caves In Scotland

Fingal's Cave

Fingal's Cave

Fingal’s Cave is an ancient sea cave in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. One of the most famous caves in the area, you can only access it by a boat. You will have a magical time when you cruise into these beautiful caves, which have been described inside as looking like a work of art.

It has also been said that the echo sounds heard while taking part in one of the cave tours inspired Mendelssohn to compose his Hebrides Overture.

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Fingal's Cave
Isle of Staffa

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St. Ninian's Cave

St. Ninian's Cave

This coastal cave was once believed to be a retreat for Scotland’s first saint St. Ninian. The cave location can be found following an walk through woodland, down to a pebble beach.

We recommend you wear suitable footwear as the area can get muddy at times. Also, please note that because St Ninian’s is a beachside cave, it can be inaccessible at very high tide.

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St Ninian's Cave
Physgill Lodge, Whithorn, Newton Stewart DG8 8JU

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Caves In The North East

Durham coast

Blackhall Rocks and Cross Gill

These caves are the largest in Durham’s magnesium limestone coastline and in an area which is part of the Durham Heritage Coast.

They can be a starting point for many walking trails to explore the surrounding coastal paths. We think you’ll agree a perfect spot for a family cavern adventure!

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Blackhall Rocks Beach Car Park
10 Warnbrook Cres, Blackhall Colliery, Hartlepool T

Tunnel through rock

Victoria Tunnels

The Victoria Tunnels run underneath Newcastle and have a fascinating history. These cave like walkways are a must see attraction when visiting Newcastle. You can take an underground tour with knowledgeable guides and find out the role these tunnels have played in the city’s history.
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Victoria Tunnel Entrance, Ouse St, Byker, Valley, Newcastle NE1 2PF

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Caves In The North West

White Scar Cave

White Scar Cave

White Scar Cave is located in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is the longest showcave in the UK. These extraordinary caves have a waterfall, Harry Potter style witch’s finger shaped rocks, plus a gift shop and cafe. You’ll need some refreshment after exploring.
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White Scar Cave
White Scar Cave, Carnforth LA6 3AW

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Yorkshire Dales

Stump Cross Caverns

Explore these cool caves and see stunning calcite formations. The caves are connected via lit pathways and children can follow a fun fairy door trail along the cave passageways.

A calendar of exciting seasonal events is on offer here. Plus fancy an afternoon tea with a difference? At Stump Cross you can book their Underground Mammoth Cream Tea and eat sweet treats inside the Cathedral Cavern!

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Stump Cross Caverns
B6265, Greenhow Hill, Pateley Bridge HG3 5JL

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Caves In The Midlands

Peak District

Blue John Cavern

A visit to Blue-John will keep you fit-there’s 245 steps to climb down to enter the cavern! However, you will be rewarded as you see beautiful mineral colourings on the rock walls and cavern roof.

Furthermore, the formation of stalagmatic formations creates frozen waterfall effect in The Waterfall Cavern. Don’t miss the gift shop, selling jewellery and other gifts.

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Blue John Cavern
Cross St, Castleton, Hope Valley S33 8WH

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City of Nottingham Caves

City of Nottingham Caves

Discover the underground world below Nottingham’s City Centre and find out the history of this network of caves. Children will learn fascinating facts about how the caves were used to protect Nottingham residents from bombing raids in WW2.
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City of Caves
Garner's Hill, Nottingham NG1 1HF

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Caves In The South East

Entrance to Hellfire caves

The Hellfire Caves

You can explore a maze of caverns deep underground.  Travel back in time to the 17th century when the caves were built.

Also, a variety of exciting, seasonal events can be booked. In addition, Hellfire Caves offer birthday parties for children.

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The Hellfire Caves
Church Ln, West Wycombe, High Wycombe

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Underground tunnel

Chislehurst Caves

A labyrinth of man-made tunnels. The Chislehurst Caves have a history going back hundreds of years. The caves are now open as a tourist attraction and education centre.

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Chislehurst Caves
Caveside Cl, Old Hill, Chislehurst BR7 5NL

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Caves In The South West

Wookey Hole

Wookey Hole Caves

A brilliant family attraction, amazing caves, legends and adventure all in one place. Wookey Hole has the largest show caves to explore in the UK.

Is your child a dinosaur lover? Then, they will love to discover Dinosaur Grove where you can get up close with pre historic creatures. Also, don’t miss The Mill with not just one, but three soft play zones.

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Wookey Hole Caves
The Mill, High St, Wookey Hole, Wells BA5 1BB

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Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar Gorge Caves

Cheddar Gorge is an area of outstanding beauty and is one of Britain’s most spectacular landmarks. You can walk and see stunning views from the dramatic surrounding cliffs.

Alternatively, head underground and find a subterranean world including stalactite showcaves. Like adventure? You will love the rock climbing and caving activities available here.

Wales

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Cheddar Gorge
Cheddar BS27 3QF

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Caves in Wales

National Showcaves of Wales

Dan Yr Ogof Caves

The National Showcaves of Wales, Dan Yr Ogof is an excellent day out for all the family. Indeed, you can see over 200 life-size dinosaurs and find out what life was like on an Iron Age Farm.

Also, don’t forget the amazing caves to discover. It will be an exciting experience when you walk into the caves.

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National Showcaves Centre for Wales
Abercraf, Swansea SA9 1GJ

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Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Llechwedd Slate Caverns

A family friendly visitor attraction near Snowdonia, Wales. It is now owned by Zip World.

You can explore the deep mine, ride your mountain bike or bounce on an underground trampoline. A day out full of fun awaits!

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Zip World Llechwedd
Llechwedd, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB

We hope you have found some cool caves to explore and have a family adventure.

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