Wookey Hole is a village close to Wells in Somerset, England. It is within the parish of St Cuthbert Out.
One possible origin for the name Wookey is from the Old English wocig (an animal trap)., although it is also a possible alteration from a Celtic word ogo (cave) referring to Wookey Hole Caves.
The village of Wookey Hole is dominated by the Wookey Hole Caves tourist site which has show caves and a controversial crazy golf course which was built on the site of the village bowling green.
The village has shops, a pub, restaurants, hotels and a campsite.
Glencot House is a Grade II listed country house dating from 1887, by Ernest George and Harold Peto, for W. S. Hodgkinson. A report of the building appeared in The Building News, 13 May 1887; the architect's drawing was exhibited at the Royal Academy, and is now at RIBA.
The 18th-century Bubwith farmhouse is also a Grade II listed building, as is the post office in the high street.
The Monarch's Way and Mendip Way long-distance footpaths both pass through the village. Ebbor Gorge National Nature Reserve is just outside the village.
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... Wookey Hole Caves is a show cave and tourist attraction in the village of Wookey Hole on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills near Wells in Somerset, England ... Wookey Hole cave was formed through erosion of the limestone hills by the River Axe ... Before emerging at Wookey Hole the water enters underground streams and passes through other caves such as Swildon's Hole and St Cuthbert's Swallet ...
... The Witch of Wookey Hole is a stalagmite in the first chamber of the caves and the central character in an old English legend ... features A man from Glastonbury is betrothed to a girl from Wookey ... A witch living in Wookey Hole Caves curses the romance so that it fails ...
Famous quotes containing the word hole:
“Steam was till the other day the devil which we dreaded. Every pot made by any human potter or brazier had a hole in its cover, to let off the enemy, lest he should lift pot and roof and carry the house away.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)