Going underground

Underground tours

Fancy an otherworldly experience? The ground beneath our feet hides a multitude of jaw-dropping sites and an underground tour can reveal so much about England’s history and the formation of the English landscape. There are miles of caves to explore, boasting awe-inspiring stalagmites and stalactites. Take a sewer tour – yes, really – to gawp at the subterranean architecture and marvel at Victorian ingenuity. For a less aromatic experience, disused coal mines now offer the chance to descend 140m underground on a mine tour to confront the vivid realities faced by the men, women and children who have toiled in them through the ages. These are hidden gems indeed.

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There’s more to Cheddar Gorge than just cheese!

There’s more to Cheddar Gorge than just cheese!

Explore the famous caves at Cheddar on a deep, dark, expedition, and see where the Cheddar Man, Britain's oldest skeleton, was discovered.

Location: Cheddar, Somerset

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Experience the wonderful underground world of Wookey Hole

Experience the wonderful underground world of Wookey Hole

There are legends a-plenty about Britain’s biggest caves, where you’ll find a secret river and bewitching caverns.

Location: Wells, Somerset

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Take a tour of the Peak District Mining Museum

Take a tour of the Peak District Mining Museum

Discover the cramped and hazardous world of a Derbyshire lead miner.

Location: Matlock, Derbyshire

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Enter an underground Christmas Grotto

Enter an underground Christmas Grotto

Receive a gift from Father Christmas and follow the magical tale of Evie's Airplane as you explore Clearwell Caves.

Location: Clearwell Caves, Gloucestershire

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Scale the Heights of Abraham

Scale the Heights of Abraham

Discover the famous show caverns set among 60 acres of woodland set over a deep, dramatic limestone gorge in the Peak District.

Location: Matlock, Derbyshire

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Venture beneath the city streets on the Mersey Tunnel Tour

Venture beneath the city streets on the Mersey Tunnel Tour

Take a look underneath and behind the scenes of this most famous of English rivers.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

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Take a guided tour through a Cumbrian mine

Take a guided tour through a Cumbrian mine

Explore the relationship between the geology of the Lake District area and the quarrying of local limestone, sandstone, granite and slate in Cumbria.

Location: Threlkeld, Cumbria

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Experience the Blitz spirit at Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Experience the Blitz spirit at Stockport Air Raid Shelters

See how Britain survived the Blitz as you negotiate this dark labyrinth of tunnels at Stockport Air Raid Shelters.

Location: Stockport, Greater Manchester

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Discover Nottingham's hidden heritage in this city of caves

Discover Nottingham's hidden heritage in this city of caves

Venture beneath the streets to discover a hidden world beneath your feet in the city of Nottingham.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Explore some of England’s most dramatic caves

Explore some of England’s most dramatic caves

Head underground to gaze in wonder at the fascinating caves that form a major, but hidden, part of the Yorkshire Dales landscape.

Location: Ingleton, North Yorkshire

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Explore Blue John Cavern

Explore Blue John Cavern

Take your own journey to the centre of the earth in search of the mysterious Blue John - originally discovered by the Romans.

Location: Castleton, Derbyshire

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Delve deep inside the Hellfire Caves

Delve deep inside the Hellfire Caves

Venture into the Buckinghamshire chalk caves that held the notorious Hellfire Club, founded by Sir Francis Dashwood in the 18th century.

Location: West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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Underground & over ground adventures at Go Ape

Underground & over ground adventures at Go Ape

Release your Tarzan and journey to the centre of the earth on an epic double adventure in Derbyshire’s beautiful Buxton.

Location: Buxton, Derbyshire

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Cornish Mining World Heritage Site

Cornish Mining World Heritage Site

Discover the history and heritage behind Cornwall's mining industry, early settlers and communities.

Location: Cornwall

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Find out what lies beneath (as well as above) Exeter

Find out what lies beneath (as well as above) Exeter

Explore Exeter’s Underground Passages and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum on a family break, and then relax with a burger at Urban Burger.

Location: Exeter, Devon

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Discover hidden Ice Age art at Creswell Crags

Discover hidden Ice Age art at Creswell Crags

Hidden in a beautiful limestone gorge you'll find some of Britain's only known Ice Age art.

Location: Creswell, Nottinghamshire

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Join the Bat Patrol at Cheddar Gorge

Join the Bat Patrol at Cheddar Gorge

As the sun sets, the silvery moon lights up Cheddar Gorge making it the perfect time to join a bat walk.

Location: Cheddar, Somerset

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Uncover Ramsgate’s fascinating history during WWII

Uncover Ramsgate’s fascinating history during WWII

Take a step back in time to discover what life was like in a network of underground tunnels, home to thousands of people during the Second World War.

Location: Ramsgate, Kent

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Stay in the Spooky Wookey Hole Hotel

Stay in the Spooky Wookey Hole Hotel

A 58 bedroom Hotel located in the heart of the rolling Mendip Hills that is perfectly placed to get you to all the attractions with ease.

Location: Wells, Somerset

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Journey underground at Castleton's Caves

Journey underground at Castleton's Caves

Go underground and visit any of Castleton’s four spectacular show caves to experience the Peak District’s hidden underworld secrets.

Location: Castleton, Derbyshire

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