Scotts Grotto

Scotts Grotto, Ware: Hours, Address, Scotts Grotto Reviews: 4.5/5

Scotts Grotto
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
Saturday
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Closed October to April, summer opening only due to hibernating bats. Reopens first Saturday in April.
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Dr. John Rudd
Ware, UK107 contributions
A true little gem of history
Mar 2020 • Solo
I highly recommend you visit this very historic grotto.
It was built in the mid-eighteenth century at the then Amwell Manor which belonged to the Scott family.
It is the largest shell grotto in the UK.
Now in Scotts Road, houses we're built on the former Manor grounds in the 1960's.
The grotto is a Grade 1 listed building and was refurbished in 1991 and opened by Lord Montague.
It is now held by a Trust.
Well worth a visit, check opening times on it's website. Enjoy.
Written 17 March 2020
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Chris D
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Great hidden gem for the whole family
Aug 2019 • Family
Scott’s Grotto is a hidden little Gem in the twin of Ware. The story behind its construction is fascinating..,. This place used to be unlit when I was a child visiting , however now there is lighting in the reception area and you still need a torch when venturing in to the tunnels. The place kept my 6 year old son entertained for hours... although it large in size you can spend between an hour and two in here and in the grounds.
Written 9 October 2019
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Rlglenn652
Westcliff-on-Sea, UK114 contributions
Magical
Sep 2019 • Couples
What a wonderful place this is! It's small, but for a grotto it's a good size. It takes about 15 minutes to walk round, but make sure you sit down whilst inside and appreciate the history and work gone into this gem. A wonderful place!
Written 21 September 2019
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ATC147
London, UK116 contributions
Cultural Gem
Aug 2019
I took my two grandsons to the Grotto one afternoon. It is located in a small wood between houses. There are volunteers available to explain the history of the Grotto. The boys particularly liked wandering the underground passages with torches. I don't think they had any interest in the history they just enjoyed the adventure. This place would be of interest for anyone keen on local history, quirky places or ideas for garden ceramics. Ideal if you wish to pass 30 mins or so in tranquility.
Written 3 September 2019
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Debra M
Redruth, UK218 contributions
Fabulous Grotto - Well worth visiting
Aug 2019
I found this hidden gem after checking out Tripadvisor whilst pet-sitting in Ware. Absolutely incredible grotto. I was amazed by all the shells and stones which were incorporated into the design of the tunnels. There's some seats built into the chamber walls. I went round twice because I was so fascinated.
The two volunteers were very helpful and I learned about the history of this place.
The summerhouse is delightful and pictures on the wall show how it looked way before the housing estate was built! There would have been a beautiful view of Ware. Be sure to take a torch and £1 for the donation box. There's also history guides on sale if you wish to purchase them. Scotts Grotto is open on Saturday afternoons and Bank Holidays. Allow at least half an hour to look around.
Written 25 August 2019
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Sweenpole2001
London, UK25 contributions
Great for Kids!
Jul 2019 • Family
Went here a few times as a kid and was by far one of the most memorable school trips from junior school!
Written 19 July 2019
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Yorkeys
Broxbourne, UK35 contributions
Hidden Gem!
Mar 2019 • Couples
Scott's Grotto is a wonderful hidden gem in Ware. It is definitely worth a visit if you live in or are visiting Ware.
Make sure to check the opening dates has times before you go as these are limited - Certainly worth a visit though.
Written 9 July 2019
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Mel
10 contributions
A Gem of a place
Aug 2018 • Friends
This is such a fantastic little place to spend half an hour or so. Every time I have been I love it, it's just different and yet quite eerie. Would recommend to all, but if you struggle with walking and such, maybe not a great place as it is tight and you do need to be careful with your footing in parts.
Written 6 July 2019
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linda070656
Ware, UK34 contributions
Scott’s Grotto
Jun 2019 • Family
Lovely place of great interest to visit. A must if you have an hour maximum to spend looking at a little bit of local history.
Written 3 July 2019
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Millroe14
Hitchin, UK10 contributions
Worth a visit
May 2018
Very interesting and fasinating small folly. A number of tunnels connecting to small chambers, especially when being unlit so remember to take a torch. Kids will love the visit, and the friends of the Grotto will explain its history.
Written 20 January 2019
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