Stunning 700-year-old giant cave used by Knights Templar found behind a rabbit hole in the British countryside

The cave, beneath a farmer’s field in Shropshire, was used by the medieval religious order that fought in the Crusades and these stunning images were captured by photographer Michael Scott.

The stunning labyrinth is lit with candles (Photo: Michael Scott/ Caters News)

It is thought the cave was built as a place to worship (Photo: Caters News Agency)

The cave is less than a metre underground (Photo: Michael Scott/ Caters News)

It contains a network of walkways that are “completely untouched” (Photo: Michael Scott/ Caters News)

The way out of the cave, where Knights Templar would have walked 700 years ago (Photo: Michael Scott/ Caters News)

The hole leading into the cave looks just like a rabbit’s hole (Photo: Michael Scott/ Caters News)

It was reportedly also once used by followers of a black magic cult (Photo: Caters News Agency)

The cave is near the Shropshire village of Albrighton (Photo: Caters News Agency)

The Knights Templar were active from 1119 to the beginning of the 1300s, although the exact dates are disputed (Photo: Caters News Agency)

There are many inscriptions on the cave walls (Photo: Caters News Agency)

Candles are used to illuminate the inside of the cave (Photo: Caters News Agency)

It is not known exactly when the cave was dug, but it is thought around 700 years ago – although some believe it was much later in the 17th century (Photo: Caters News Agency)

 

Source www.mirror.co.uk

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