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The Hell-Fire Caves

WEST WYCOMBE, High Wycombe, HP14 3AJ

Go underground into the Hell-Fire Caves for a unique day out. Sir Francis Dashwood had these extraordinary caves excavated in the 1750s. The caves were reputed to have hosted the notorious Hell-Fire Club, whose members included some of Britain's most senior aristocrats and statesmen. A tour of the caves takes you past various small chambers to the Banqueting Hall, down over the River Styx to the Inner Temple, which is about 300 feet beneath the church on the top of the hill. The caves are scattered with statues in costume and a commentary with sound effects is included in the tour. See website for special events, including Halloween.

Further information

Tel: 01494 524411 (office)
533739 (caves)
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£6 (ch, seniors, concessions £5). Family (2ad+3ch) £18

Opening times

Open all year, Apr-Oct, daily 11-5.30
Nov-Mar, wknds & school hols 11-5.30
Average visit 1.5hrs




Dogs not allowed in caves or café

Assist dogs allowed all areas.


Partly accessible. Café accessible

The Hell-Fire Caves


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Just off A40 in West Wycombe (parking at West Wycombe garden centre HP14 3AP)

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