White Scar Cave
Carnforth, North Yorkshire
Average visit time – 2 hours
Things to do at White Scar Cave review
White Scar Cave near Carnforth in North Yorkshire is the longest show cave in England. The cave was first explored in 1923 and tours of the cave today are around 80 minutes long covering around 1 mile of the length of the cave.
There is a selection of features in the show cave including a mighty waterfall. As you enter the cave you are aware of a faint sound that gets louder as you walk further in. It’s particularly spectacular after wet weather with about fifty-five tonnes of water cascading down each minute.
The Witch’s Fingers are a particular favourite with young children which look as you can probably imagine them to. The Judge’s Head are where Stalagmites grow upwards and many have developed in interesting and strange ways. In places, the cave flowstone has grown so thick that the cave trail is narrowed. It is quite a squeeze at one point but no one has got stuck yet.
Make sure you aren’t dripped on by the Devil’s Tongue and look out for the dangling carrots. The Battlefield cavern is a result of major works that were undertaken to extend visitor access. At the far end of this cavern is a white shape known as The Face, see if you can spot it. Santa even comes to the cave at Christmas time and greets children in his Grotto by the cave entrance.
Covid 19: Due to current restrictions not everything will be open, or it may be open differently to normal, at the attraction that you are visiting. Please consult their social media accounts, give them a call or visit their website if you can’t find the information you are looking for.
FAQ and Further Information White Scar Cave
Address: White Scar Cave, Carnforth LA6 3AW, North Yorkshire, England. Phone: 015242 41244
Category – Cave – Indoors – Suitable for all confident walkers and older
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic, they have picnic tables outdoors near the car park.
What are the main things to do?
Ancient caves with guided tours, the longest show cave in England with a fascinating range of features. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket costs £12, children 3-16 £8, under 3s are free. Family ticket £34.
Is there parking?
There is a car park.
When are they open?
White Scar Cave is open for most of the year although only open at weekends over the winter. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Dogs are not permitted inside the cave, for reasons of safety and animal welfare. Dogs may however be brought to the cave site as long as they are controlled.
Are they accessible?
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.
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