Stump Cross Caverns
Stump Cross Caverns is a limestone cave system formed around 500,000 years ago. They were discovered in January 1860 by William and Mark Newbould who were amongst a group of miners prospecting for lead veins in the Yorkshire Dales. Several fossils have been discovered in the Stump Cross system including prehistoric reindeer bones, and also those of wolverines.
Stump Cross Caverns offer a range of facilities for a great family day out, including a gift shop and tea room as well as the caves themselves. There is also a twenty minute film presentation shown in our comfortable lecture theatre, informing visitors of the history and development of the caverns within the local area.
Please see website for Opening Times www.stumpcrosscaverns.co.uk