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Inside the Redcliffe caves

By meena alexander, Wednesday Sep 16, 2015

A new micro-documentary filmed on Bristol Doors Open Day last weekend ventures into the serpentine tunnels below Bristol, otherwise known as the Redcliffe caves. 

Actually man-made mines, the caves have had many uses over the years, including storage, a prison for foreign soldiers and a source of the sandstone used to make glass. 

Open to visitors since the first Doors Open Day in 1995, the caverns still prove to be a huge attraction for tourists and Bristolians alike. If you didn’t get the chance to go down below, take a virtual tour in this video by Elliot Mayhew:

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For more information, visit www.bristoldoorsopenday.org.uk.

Read more about Bristol Doors Open Day here.

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