Scott's Grotto
Scott's Grotto
  • between 28 and 34 Scott’s Road,
    SG12 9JQ
Scott's Grotto in Ware is a local gem which although well known locally, it is not at the top of many peoples list of places to visit - until they go there, and then they wonder why they didn't visit before!

Built over 250 years ago by John Scott in his garden, the grotto has some mystery surrounding it even today as no-one really knows the reason it was built. 

What is known about the grotto, is that it was (and still is) a magical place to visit, in fact Dr. Johnson, a friend of John Scott called it 'A Fairy Hall'.  It was also a popular place to visit by other people who wrote in John Scott's visitors book.

It is made up of a series of rooms and tunnels which cover an area of 20 meters with the deepest chamber 10 meters down.

Open on: Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays. 2.00pm to 4.30pm between 1st April and 30th September. 

No need to book

Cost: A minimum entrance fee of £2.00 per adult, (children are admitted free) is requested which is put towards the maintenance of this historic site.

Location: It is between 28 and 34 Scott’s Road, Ware, Herts. SG12 9JQ

Please note: 

Scott’s Grotto is accessed via uneven steps and is not suitable for those with limited mobility or wheelchair users.

The Grotto is unlit so a torch is needed and flat shoes are recommended.

Dogs are not allowed on the site except for Guide Dogs.

For more information please visit the website.

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