Experience the Dales virtually

Available Year Round - Available online for free | FREE

Enter the Yorkshire Dales National Park through virtual reality. A Journey to Victoria Cave is the first Google Expedition in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Your guide is Tom Lord an archeologist and farmer from the Dales. He’ll take you on a journey from the historic market town of Settle, over an ancient track onto the high limestone hills with panoramic views of the valley below. Then you’ll pass spectacular limestone cliffs before reaching the mouth of Victoria Cave.

Step inside Victoria Cave and Tom will tell you the stories of when the Victorians discovered it and opened it up. Tom will offer you a fascinating insight into why the cave is a unique time capsule for understanding the Ice Age in the Yorkshire Dales and the amazing animals that lived there.

Google expeditions use 360-degree images to create a virtual reality experience. This immersive education app allows people to explore the world through 800 virtual reality experiences that cover fascinating landmarks across the world. For schools Google Expeditions allow teachers to act as guides leading pupils through collections of 360 degree and 3D images whilst pointing out sights of interest along the way.

Download the FREE Google Expedition app from Google Play or the App Store to access A Journey to Victoria Cave.

Still not sure what a Google Expedition is? Find out more here, click here. 

Thie first Google Expedition of the Yorkshire Dales National Park was created by arts charity Settle Stories and funded by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Sustainable Development Fund.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund is open to individuals, businesses, community groups or voluntary sector bodies. It provides an accessible source of money for a range of projects that result in positive benefits for the National Park’s environment, economy and communities while enhancing and conserving local culture, wildlife, and landscape.

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The Details

Time: Available online for free

Ages: Suitable for all ages

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