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White Scar Cave

O.S. Grid Ref:- SD 712745.

White Scar CavernWhite Scar Cave, situated just outside the village of Ingleton is the longest show cave in Britain. A spectacular natural cave in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

See underground streams and waterfalls, thousands of stalactites, and the massive 200.000-year-old Battlefield Cavern.

The cave’s history is a long one. It began with the laying down of limestone deposits, which millions of years later were hollowed out by the action of water. Much later still, in 1923, the cave entered human history with its discovery by Christopher Long.

The 1 mile guided tour takes 80 minutes, with paths and lighting throughout.

Cafe, shop and Visitor Centre.


The cave is about two miles from the village of Ingleton in North Yorkshire. The cave car park and entrance are beside the B6255 road which runs from Ingleton to Hawes. Walking to the cave along the B6255 from Ingleton takes about 30 minutes.

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