The Hellfire Caves

Local nameThe Hellfire Caves
LocationWest Wycombe, United Kingdom

The Hellfire Caves are a network of man-made chalk and flint caverns which extend a quarter of a mile underground. They are situated above the village of West Wycombe, at the southern edge of the Chiltern Hills near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, Southeast England.

They were excavated between 1748 and 1752 for Francis Dashwood, 11th Baron le Despencer, founder of the Dilettanti Society and co-founder of the Hellfire Club, whose meetings were held in the caves. The caves have been operating as a tourist attraction since 1951.

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More information and contact


Official Website


Phone +44 1494 533739

Address Church Lane, HP14 3AH West Wycombe, UK

Coordinates 51°38'45.883" N -0°48'9.323" E

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