'Rabbit hole' leads to incredible set of 700-year-old caves

The caves in Shropshire were used by the Knights Templar

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'Rabbit hole' leads to incredible set of 700-year-old caves


It might look like an ordinary rabbit's hole, but this tunnel unearths a stunning set of caves.

The unassuming hole reveals a cave which is hidden less than a metre beneath a farmer's field.


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The labyrinth of intricately carved caves, in Shropshire, date back 700 years when they were used by the Knights Templar - a medieval religious order that fought in the Crusades.

'Rabbit hole' leads to incredible set of 700-year-old caves

Photographer Michael Scott, from Birmingham, set out in search of the historical wonder after seeing a video of it online.

The 33-year-old told Caters: "I traipsed over a field to find it, but if you didn't know it was there you would just walk right past it.

"It's probably less than a metre underground, so it's more into the field than under it.

"Considering how long it's been there it's in amazing condition, it's like an underground temple."

He added: "I had to crouch down and once I was in it was completely silent.

"There were a few spiders in there but that was it.

"It was raining so the slope down was quite sludgy but inside the cave was bone dry."

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