wookey hole

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Wookey Hole Caves in Wells near Green Lane farm is a show cave and tourist attraction in the village of Wookey Hole on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills near Wells, Bristol and Bath, England.

Wookey Hole cave was formed by the action of the River Axe on the limestone hills. Before emerging at Wookey Hole the water enters underground streams and passes through other caves such as Swildon's Hole and St Cuthbert's Swallet. After resurging, the waters of the River Axe are used in a handmade paper mill, the oldest extant in Britain, which began operations circa 1610, although a corn grinding mill operated there as early as 1086.

Nearby is the limestone Ebbor Gorge, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a more tranquil spot than the busy Wookey Hole.

Wookey hole cave is noted for the Witch of Wookey Hole – a roughly human shaped rock outcrop, reputedly turned to stone by a monk from Glastonbury. It is also the site of the first cave dives in Britain.

The caves, at a constant temperature of 11 °C (52 °F), have been used by humans for around 50,000 years. The low temperature means that the caves can be used for maturing Cheddar cheese

Wookey Hole is a 25 minute drive away from Green Lane farm Bed and Breakfast (b&b) near Bristol and Bath. So a stay at Green Lane Farm B&B means you can visit Wookey Hole in no time and enjoy the whole day at this amazing local Bath and Bristol attraction


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