Do you know when people first started visiting the caves?
It was discovered accidentally by two lead miners in 1860, Mark and William Newbold. Caves like ours are usually disliked by miners as they don’t contain lead ore, but the brothers knew the cave could be opened up to the public.
They installed steps and by 1863 the cave was opened to the public! We’ve been welcoming guests ever since and the caves have only ever been owned by two families.
You can learn more about our history on your next visit, so book your tickets
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