The West Country Sights

Wookey Hole Caves

  • Off High St. Map It
  • Wookey Hole
  • Cave

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

These limestone caves in the Mendip Hills, 2 miles northwest of Wells, may have been the home of Iron Age people. Here, according to ancient legend, the Witch of Wookey turned to stone. You can tour the caves, dip your fingers in an underground river (artful lighting keeps things lively), and visit a museum, a penny arcade full of Victorian amusement machines, and a working paper mill that once supplied banknotes for the Confederate States of America.

Sight Information


Off High St., Wookey Hole, BA5 1BB, England

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Sight Details:

  • £18
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 10–6; Nov., Feb., and Mar., daily 10–5; Dec. and Jan., weekends and school vacation 10–5; last tour 1 hr before closing

Published 08/18/2015


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