- Caves and Mines
Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
Ingleborough Cave recently celebrated 175 years of entrancing its many visitors with an awe inspiring range of stunning cave formations, imposing cave entrance and large passages full of artefacts dating back millions of years. There's also evidence of the significant impact of the Ice Ages!
The passages are floodlit with well-laid concrete paths, the usual walking or outdoor clothing will suffice and there are no steps so the Cave is accessible for pushchairs.
It has been featured many times on television. The tours of the Cave leave from the entrance at regular intervals with an expert guide to help interpret the many features of the Cave. Dogs are allowed on leads and it is very rarely affected by flooding, in fact the wetter the weather the more spectacular the Cave!
Plus excitingly they also offer Adventure Caving: experienced Cave Leaders will guide you through the gloomy passages of Cellar Gallery, over the pool via row boat, through the twinkling waters of the Styx to the 2nd Gothic Arch, before arriving at the hugely impressive chamber known as Giant's Hall!
Well worth the effort, you'll see stalagmites, flowstones, scallops, fossils and so much more! This side of the business is arranged through their colleagues, available at [email protected] for pre-booking and questions. There's no lower age range posted but common sense dictates it's got to be for over 7s!
The walk from Clapham Village up to Ingleborough Cave is also a very enjoyable experience if you've got pleasant weather! There's a leaflet available at the start of the Trail that interprets the features of this woodland walk with Himalayan plantings, unusual tree species and along a wide gravel track. A great family ramble before or after, or both!
- Picnics Allowed
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Parking Available Nearby
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Clapham, North Yorkshire, LA2 8EE, England
Click here to visit Ingleborough Cave's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
1st February half-term to 31st October 10:00-17:00
Family(2 adults+2 kids): £25.00
The last entry time is during holiday periods is at 17:00 and during winter month the last tour is at 15:00.
The Cave has toilets that are there for the use of Cave Visitors Only. There is not a toilet service for walkers or for members of the public who are walking by.