For those visiting the Chiltern Hills of High Wycombe who want something a little thrilling to spice up their time in the peaceful bucolic countryside, the West Wycombe Caves might be just what they’re looking for. Often referred to by locals as the Hellfire Caves, the West Wycombe Caves were brought to national attention when exposed as a meeting place for the famous Hellfire Club.
The caves are now something of a tourist attraction, but aren’t really caves at all. Rather, they are excavated chalk mines that extend down into the earth in regular patterns which make them easily accessible to the average tourist. In light of their association with the Hellfire Club perhaps, the Caves have frequently been said to be haunted. Visitors report seeing mysterious ghostly women in white appearing in the area only to vanish moments later. Whether you’re looking to partake in the natural beauty of High Wycombe or interested in the more occult aspects of the attraction, the West Wycombe Caves definitely have their appeal.