Please note: BACAS is not responsible for organising tours of the caves. If you are interested in a tour, then look at http://banwellcaves.wikidot.com/organise-a-tour
Banwell Bone Cave
The Banwell Caves were opened to the public in 1824 following the discovery of the Stalactite Cave in 1757 by local miners. Subsequently the Bone cave was discovered in 1825 which contained bones of mammals (including bear, deer, ox, bison and reindeer) from the Pleistocene era (approximately 80,000 years ago). The site was owned by the Bishop of Bath and Wells who interpreted the bone deposit as evidence of Noah’s Biblical Flood and developed a Victorian religious theme park around it.
We will explore the Bone Cave, usually lit by candlelight, together with iseveral Victorian grottos and follies, including the Pebble Summerhouse, Druid’s Temple, an Osteoicon (or bone repository) and Banwell Tower.
To make a booking CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
If you wish to pay by cheque please download the booking form: BACASExcursions2022BookingForm.pdf and post to the Treasurer.
Meeting Place and Time
Meet at 2pm at the Banwell Bone Cave car park
Please wear sensible footwear and clothing.
Refreshments of tea and cake will be available after the tour
Directions to Banwell Bone Cave : From the A371 Bath to
Weston-super-Mare road, coming from Bath, turn left on to
Well Lane on the W-s-Mare side of Banwell village directly
after Knightcott Motors. Follow this lane around the corners
and up to the top of the hill; turn right at the top and “The
Caves” is on the left-hand side. (Satnav : BS29 6NA)
Please remember that you are responsible for your own safety and by joining this BACAS walk you do so at your own risk
Maximum participants: 25
Cost: members £7 – Non-members £10.