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Scott’s Grotto

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Scott’s Grotto in Ware was built in the 1760s by John Scott, an 18th century Quaker poet and is a series of six interconnected chambers decorated with thousands of shells, flints and pieces of coloured glass. It extends 67 ft (20m) into a chalk hillside.  Above the grotto, on top of the hill, you can also discover the summerhouse, which in its day would have commanded a wonderful view over Ware.  Scott’s Grotto was extensively restored in 1990 and is a Grade I listed site.  The summerhouse and gardens are Grade II*

The Grotto is open 14:00 - 16:30 on each Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday between April 1st and September 30th. There is no need to book. The Grotto is unlit so please bring a torch.

Access is down steps and, therefore, not fully accessible for those with limited mobility.

Pricing

Adults: £2.00 entrance fee

Children: Free

Address

Between 28 and 34 Scotts Road Ware Hertfordshire

Opening Times

Saturday and Bank Holiday Mondays: 2:00pm - 4:30pm

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For all general enquiries, please contact the team via email at enquiries@visitherts.co.uk