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Wookey Hole Caves, Attractions and Hotel

World Famous Caves

Somerset, in the South of England, is a land of mysteries. Here at Wookey Hole, where a river flows out of the underworld, pagan and Christian legends intermingle. Explore Wookey Hole Caves here..

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Wookey Hole Caves

Somerset, in the South of England, is a land of mysteries. Here at Wookey Hole, where a river flows out of the underworld, pagan and Christian legends intermingle. Here, too are mysteries of man himself.

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Cave History

When you visit Wookey Hole Caves your guide will relate the 50,000 year history of the caves as home to both humans and animals. Archaeologists’ finds indicate man has lived in and around the caves for 50,000 …

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Witch’s Kitchen

The Legend of the Witch – and her Kitchen (Chamber 1) The legend has it that during the Dark Ages an old woman who kept a dog and some goats lived alone in the caves. Everything that …

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Hyenas Den

As we emerge from the dimly lit caves into the bright sunshine (well, this is a virtual visit!) of the tree-lined canal path, we can look back up the hill and see the escape of the River …

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Cathedral Cave

Wookey Hole Caves are considered to be the birthplace of British cave diving. Until 1935, Chamber 3 represented the limit of cave exploration on foot. Chamber 4 had been flooded by the mill leat and raised sluice …

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Witch’s Parlour

Great forces have formed the caves of Wookey Hole. The pale limestone and brownish-red conglomerate is stained vermilion with iron oxide, black with manganese, grey from the lead once mined on the Mendip Hills above.

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