Ingleborough Cave has delighted visitors ever since that time. They do offer pre-bookable 'Adventure Caving' for more intrepid visitors, but if that doesn't appeal you can enjoy a more comfortable experience along a well lit path, led by expert guides as you learn about the cave's 450 million year old history.
There are some great stories associated with the Ingleborough Estate and Farrer family. Reginald Farrer was a famous plant collector, author, writer and artist who once stood on a rowing boat in the lake and shot plant seeds from a shotgun in the hope that they would find the fertile resting place that he was otherwise unable to reach.
The entrance to the Cave comes after a beautiful walk along the Nature Trail which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Cave is open daily from February to November and is a great place to visit when the weather isn't great since the temperature is at a constant level through out the year. It's best to wear comfortable walking shoes and take a coat.
They also run some special events such as '450 Millions Years of Geology', a guided walk led by an expert local caver and writer who will take you to sites of significant geological interest, the Craven Fault system, Ingleborough Cave, Trow Gill gorge, Gaping Gill and other fascinating lesser known features.
The cave attracts many visitors who come to take photographs of the unusual formations and passageways. They're now putting on special evening sessions just for photographers, and organising tutorials with local photographer Stephen Knowles to develop photography skills. See Ingleborough Cave for more details.