The Banwell Bone cave was discovered in 1824 during attempts to drive a horizontal passage into the Stalactite Cave. It is an important site in the history of archaeology and geology and is famous for its rich deposit of Pleistocene animal bones including bear, deer, ox, bison and reindeer. An archaeological excavation was carried out by William Beard, with some of the bones being removed which can now be seen in the museum in Weston, but many others were left in the cave in stacks. As well as the cave we will visit the garden with its follies and Banwell Tower on top of the hill which was built by Bishop Law in 1840 and provides stunning views. The visit will finish with tea and cake.
Cost £12 (£7 for the tour and £5 afternoon tea) the maximum group size is 20 people.
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Date(s) - 23/06/2020
Banwell Bone Caves