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A Closer Look At Britain's Amazing Caves

Travelers Today       By    Jestan Dale Mendame

Updated: Feb 27, 2017 03:25 AM EST

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Nature has a way of showcasing its very own architecture, and caves are very good examples--these are magnificent works of art formed for thousands of years. Britains has some magnificent ones, so if you ever plan to visit this side of Europe, here are some that you should check out. 

Blue John Cavern, Derbyshire. Home to the well-known Blue John mineral, this amazing cave was discovered by the Romans 2,000 years ago. It was once submerged in water so you might want to look out for some sea creature fossils when you visit. 

Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Somerset. This is a cave full of stalagmites and stalactites that are even made more beautiful because of the lighting enhancements. According to the Cheddar Gorge & Caves website, it's also the place where you'll find the Cheddar Man that once lived in the cave about 7,150 years ago.

Chislehurst Caves, London. According to Mirror, these caves located in London were mined by people for about 8,000 years ago. The interesting story behind this is that it was mined by hand and was used during World War I as a storage depot for ammunition.

Clifton Observatory and Caves, Bristol. It's believed by some locals that Giant's Cave was once the home of two giants, Goram and Ghyston. The cave tunnel is 200 feet long and will lead you to an opening that has an overlooking view of the Avon Gorge.

Hell-fire Caves, Buckinghamshire. Sir Francis Dashwood, co-founder of the Hell-Fire Club, had the caves dug up during the mid-1700s. The club is well known for their notorious actions that included black magic and sacrifices. This one has winding passages that have lengths of about a quarter mile.

These caves are not only known for their stunning appearances , but also for the history that they hold When you visit Britain, you might want to include these amazing caves in your itinerary.

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