Wookey Hole Caves
Wookey Hole Caves are situated two miles (3.2 Km) from the beautiful medieval city of Wells in the county of Somerset. Emerging from the underground caves is the River Axe. This apparent source of life has given rise to an intermingling of Pagan and Christian legends over the centuries.
Caves in use for around 50,000 years
There is evidence that the caves have been used for many years with traces of human habitation for around 50,000 years. The ancient Britons and those who came after them used these caverns as a safe and warm refuge as evidenced by the many animal bones and broken pottery finds. Both tropical and ice age animal bones have been found.
Now these spectacular caves are open to the public. The great caves are filled with dripping stalactites, soaring stalagmites and shimmering curtains and waterfalls of shining crystalline stone.
The Witch of Wookey Hole
The fantastic shapes have given rise to the legend of the Witch of Wookey Hole. Apparently the witch was turned to stone in what is now known as The Witch’s Kitchen by a monk from Glastonbury Abbey
. Her frozen figure remains in this cavern to this day.
There is much for both adults and children to see and do, with a Dinosaur Valley, Victorian Arcade, Mirror Maze, Paper mill, River Axe Pirates, Cave Museum and Fairy Garden.
Plan Your Visit
Accommodation - Search & Book through Booking.com here: External Link
Opening Hours & Admission Costs & Tickets
Open all year except 25th December
Summer 10:00 to 17:00
Winter November - March 10:00 to 16:00
Tickets may be purchased online at the Wookey Hole website below.
Contact & further information
- By Car From London
Take the M4 to Junction 18 and follow the A4 to Bath
. At the junction with the A39 take the road to Wells
and then to Wookey Hole.
Google Maps - Wookey Hole Caves