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The Shell Grotto is one of the world’s most mysterious places: a series of underground rooms and passageways covered by 2000sqft of exquisite mosaic created with 4.6 million shells. Discovered in 1835, nobody knows who created it, when, or why. “The...more
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It’s not big but the shell work is incredible. The history behind it is unknown but certainly a labour of love. There was a feeling of a presence there but not frightening at all a very welcoming feeling.
The staff were kind and efficient.
My parents took me here 55 years ago. It's a hidden gem which is glibly said but in this case it is. We could smell the sea as we went down. People had little to enjoy in the days when the shells where fixed in...More
I visited here with my young children and in laws. It’s hard to comprehend how there’s something like this that’s been hidden away surrounded by mystery. My mother in law found it a little creepy and actually wouldn’t go down- she’s quite spiritual. Once we...More
Hello. I am disabled and have trouble walking. However, I managed quite easily. Take your time. It is not a "huge" venue and I think you could manage reasonably well. There are no exceptional "ups and downs". It is well... More
Hello. I am disabled and have trouble walking. However, I managed quite easily. Take your time. It is not a "huge" venue and I think you could manage reasonably well. There are no exceptional "ups and downs". It is well worth the visit. I suggest you try it. If I can manage - most will! Enjoy your visit. Peter