Tourist Information in Mendips and North Somerset
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Wookey Town Information




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wookey hole subterraean lake
Subterranean Lake at Wookey Hole
Photo: Pam Brophy

A small village with a big reputation, Wookey is close to Wookey Hole, one of Britain’s most famous cave systems. Carved out of Somerset’s limestone bedrock by the waters of the River Axe, the caves contain fascinating rock sculptures including, in the Great Cave, a huge stalagmite known as the ‘Witch of Wookey’. A local museum explains the history of this subterranean world and displays many archaeological finds. The nearby Wookey Hole Paper Mill dates from 1610 and is one of the oldest paper mills surviving in Britain.