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Wookey Hole

Wookey Hole is a tourist cave in England, on the southern edge of the limestone Mendip hills, 3 km from Wells, formed by the action of the River Axe. Especially famous is the Witch of Wookey Hole - a roughly human shaped rock outcrop, reputedly turned to stone by a monk from Glastonbury.

The caves, at a constant 11 degrees Celsius, have been used by humans for around 50,000 years.