Yorkshire has many hidden depths waiting to be discovered just below the surface

Going underground: Yorkshire's hidden caves and caverns you need to visit

When looking for adventure, the mysterious world lying just below the surface is the perfect place to start exploring.

Yorkshire has many hidden depth waiting to be discovered and these impressive caves and caverns should be top of the list.

First opened to the public in 1924, this Ingleton cave is the longest show cave in Britain at 100 metres long and 30 metres high, and is home to a stunning array of stalagmites, stalactites, underground streams and waterfalls.

1. White Scar Cave, Ingleton

First opened to the public in 1924, this Ingleton cave is the longest show cave in Britain at 100 metres long and 30 metres high, and is home to a stunning array of stalagmites, stalactites, underground streams and waterfalls.
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This impressive cave system is one of the longest, largest and most complex underground caverns in the UK, with a main shaft descending 105 metres underground and a chamber large enough to engulf St. Paul's Cathedral.

2. Gaping Gill, Ingleborough

This impressive cave system is one of the longest, largest and most complex underground caverns in the UK, with a main shaft descending 105 metres underground and a chamber large enough to engulf St. Paul's Cathedral.
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Located in Nidderdale on the border of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the limestone cave system at Stumps Cross were first discovered by miners in 1860 and later opened to the public in 1863 at the cost of a shilling.

3. Stump Cross Caverns, Nidderdale

Located in Nidderdale on the border of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the limestone cave system at Stumps Cross were first discovered by miners in 1860 and later opened to the public in 1863 at the cost of a shilling.
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Home to eight varieties of Blue John Stone, the dazzling mineral has been mined here for centuries and can be seen in its natural state, along with stalagmites, stalactites and fossils, on a guided tour.

4. Blue John Cavern, Castleton

Home to eight varieties of Blue John Stone, the dazzling mineral has been mined here for centuries and can be seen in its natural state, along with stalagmites, stalactites and fossils, on a guided tour.
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