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Cathedral Cave | Hidden Gem in England

Updated: Jan 2

Cathedral Cave is truly an absolute breath-taking cave and a must-visit in the Lake District. The images of this hidden gem don't do justice to the view as the entrance tunnel opens into the expanse of the main cave.

Image of Cathedral Cave in England
Photo taken by @martinhallphotography via Instagram.

Around Cathedral Cave you'll see remnants of slate mine and lots of cute little cairns which previous visitors have made when they visited. It really is magical to walk through the tunnels when the mines were active to see how difficult work/life must've been.

This was the most stunning part of my visit to the Lake District. Absolutely stunning and off the tourist path so glad to be recommended this place. – Google Review

You'll more than likely have the whole place to yourself, and if you feel brave enough we would say go through the cave into the enclosed quarry and with some careful scaling, you can get to the top of the opening!

Things to know before visiting Cathedral Cave

  • Cathedral Cave is dog friendly however dogs must be kept on the lead.

  • There is no official car park at this hidden gem, however there is parking available on the roads nearby.

Image of Cathedral Cave in England
Photo taken by @jessewoodwardart via Instagram.

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