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A good photographic opportunity.

We visited Cathedral Quarry on the last day of our visit to Little Langdale. Locating the quarry... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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What a wonderful experience this was! We were on holiday with two little ones aged 4 and 7, and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Glasgow, Scotland
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Little Langdale, England
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This is a hidden treasure and must explore! Health and safety have not yet visited so it's great fun to get climbing and explore the caves. We parked in Little Langdale. There's no signs advertising. If the pub is on your right, continue past and...More

6  Thank Charlotte K
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We visited the caves after seeing them on one of Bear Grills programmes. I researched it and how to get there even taking directions from a local man in the cottages at the foot of the quarry. We managed to get to Slater bridge but...More

4  Thank mrsr0ssi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Cathedral Quarry on the last day of our visit to Little Langdale. Locating the quarry was easy. Just cross over the bridge/ford from Little Langdale and turn right. It's only a short walk from the bridge, keep an eye out for the quarry...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience this was! We were on holiday with two little ones aged 4 and 7, and really uninspired by the expensive family attractions on offer. I am so glad we took the gamble of coming here, despite nearly turning back twice as...More

1  Thank weeny1979
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Hard to imagine that this vast hole was dug and blasted out by man. It is quite a spectacle and is well worth a visit. Down the road marked Tiberthwaite opposite the Three Shires Inn. To the end over the bridge and keep right.

Thank gordonj258
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic "cave" worth visiting. Take a good quality slr camera, as a smartphone just cannot capture the impressiveness of this place. There is a deep pool of water in the cavern on the left hand side, but if it's low enough you can skirt round...More

Thank Leopardy4
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Enjoy a great walk and visit some amazing caves. Be careful of the deep water in the first quarry by the car park. Follow the path past the cottage on your left and follow the National Trust walk. Make sure you don't miss the right...More

Thank Billyblox
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We started our walk at Elterwater walking part of the edge of the lake then past a waterfall heading towards slaters bridge. Cathedral quarry is a little off the beaten track and you need to know it’s there or you could miss it. You walk...More

2  Thank Alison C
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Visited here on our stay over in lakeland and WOW what an amazing place!!!,a must see ,the acoustics are amazing in the cave couldn't help belting out a note. Lots of climbing to do which I saw many families enjoying

Thank ozzetteHull
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Great fun place to visit. Suitable for children and there were people with dogs but you won’t be able to climb much with them. Great to go into and over the caves. I would recommend really exploring the area. Not just the main caves. There’s...More

Thank Abby W
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our brief visit to this impressive disused quarry. The main entrance is easy enough to get to (although there is a stone stile to negotiate at the bottom to the track leading to the main tunnel). I managed to find a NT map...More

6  Thank Clare S
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Our family really enjoyed this outing. The younger boys loved having to use torches in the tunnels and the light in the cathedral cave was a photographer's dream. Little signage, slippery paths and endless possibilities for banging heads on low rock made a refreshingly fun...More

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Response from Mo A | Reviewed this property |
It is. My dogs loved exploring the nooks and crannies in the area.
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Yeas as long as you keep a close eye on them
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Response from Hodgson128 | Reviewed this property |
Park as close to Three Shires Inn as possible, road side parking all that is available in Little Langdale Pop in for a drink walk directions are posted in entrance. Basic walk W from pub, take first right. Continue past last... More