Hell Fire Caves, High Wycombe


The Caves are an ideal visit for all the family and especially children - their imaginations can be set free. The attraction consists of almost a mile of underground passages with various figures depicting the life and times of the members of the infamous Hellfire Club, founded by Sir Francis Dashwood.

Summer Season
April - October
7 Days a week 11.00 - 17.30 

Winter Season
November - March
Saturday & Sundays 11.00 - Dusk 
Bank & School Holidays 11.00 - Dusk 

Address: West Wycombe Caves Ltd, Church Lane, West Wycombe, High Wycombe, HP14 3AH

Telephone: 01494 533739 

Email: caves@westwycombeestate.co.uk

Website: http://www.hellfirecaves.co.uk

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Watch out for the bats :)
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The Hell Fire Caves combined with a walk or drive up the hill to the church and mausoleum is a really nice morning or afternoon out. The caves are relatively small but I found it really interesting to read about the local history of the caves. There is a cosy café and gift shop with outside seating. We didn’t eat there but it looked very nice. Parking outside the caves is limited but there is additional parking further down the hill at the old garden centre or at the church at the top of the hill. It cost £15 for a family ticket (2 adults and 3 kids) which I think is reasonable for a morning out. We didn’t end up staying very long purely because the children are a bit too young to want to spend hours reading about the history of the caves. I think if I’d been on my own I would have stayed longer :) Watch out for bats, one flew out of the cave and really scared me :)

After the caves we drove up the hill to the church - great panoramic views over the county. It would be good to visit during half term as I saw a post for some Halloween themed events which I am sure the kids would love.
Hell Fire Caves, High Wycombe
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I have face painted at Hell Fire Caves (www.tigerface.co.uk) and this is a really interesting place to visit (handy when it's raining) - the caves are amazing - a good venue for birthday parties and good at Halloween too - maybe a little scary for really young children but definitely worth a visit.
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