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Chislehurst Caves is a vast underground labyrinth of manmade tunnels and chambers with a collective distance of more than 22 miles (35 kilometres). Dating back to at least 1250 AD, perhaps even very much earlier, they were originally excavated for their chalk and flint. They were used during WWI as an ammunition storage facility and as an air raid shelter during WWII. Records indicate that at one time around 15,000 people were living and sheltering inside. Said to be extremely haunted, this time by dead miners and their horses as well as a woman believed murdered by her husband while visiting the caves when they first opened as a tourist attraction in 1902. Many people claim to have heard ethereal singing and the sound of tools striking on stone. Chislehurst Caves have also been used as a film location for TV shows such as Dr. Who, Randall and Hopkirk (deceased) and Neverwhere as well as for the occasional music concert.

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Camping and Caravanning Club Site
Styants Bottom Road, Seal, Sevenoaks
Kent, England, TN15 0ET
+44 (0)1732 762 728
www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk

Contact Details

  • Address: Caveside Close, Chislehurst, Greater London, England, United Kingdom, BR7 5NL
  • GPS: 51.406917,0.057328
  • Phone: 0044 (0)2084 673 264
  • Part of UK: England
  • Sat Nav Postcode: BR7 5NL
  • Entrance Fees: Yes
  • Disabled Access: Limited
  • Visibility from Road: Entrance only

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