King Arthur's Cave

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Tony Oldham in King Arthur's Cave, view out of the cave entrance.
© Anne Oldham, with kind permission.
Location: Southeast slope of the Little Doward Hill. North of Monmouth on the A40, Ganarew, Doward, Crocker's Ash exit.
(51.837372986923505, -2.6593523106450556)
Open: No restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave artificial extensions.
Light: bring torch
Dimension: A=120 m asl, L=45 m.
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography: Tony Oldham, Keith Jones (2003): Caves of the South Eastern Outcrop, Available from: contact excerpt
Address: King Arthur's Cave, Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, Great Doward, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6DZ, Tel: +44-1432-356872. E-mail:
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Tony Oldham in front of the two big cave entrances.
© Anne Oldham, with kind permission.
Tony Oldham in front of the two big cave entrances.
© Anne Oldham, with kind permission.

This small cave is said to be one possible place, where King Arthur and his knights rest, until Britain needs them again.

The cave has three entrances, two big enough to walk in and one very low one. The cave is rather small and looks very much artificially enlarged. To be honest, there is nothing which remembers King Arthur, and so the whole hassle is a matter of the visitors fantasy.

Tony Oldham and Keith Jones wrote a detailed description of this cave and added an enormous amount of references. Please follow the link below. We thank the authors for the permission to reprint it.

King Arthur's Cave Gallery