Where is priests hole cave?
The Priest’s Hole is a cave on the face of Dove Crag which has grown in popularity following the BBC’s Secret Britain programme in 2016 and the programme has increased the number of people attempting to spend the night there.
Why is it called a priests hole?
Priest holes were concealed spots created especially for priests, so they could hide away safely during a time when Catholics were persecuted. Under Queen Elizabeth I, priests were often imprisoned, tortured and even killed. Priest holes were specially disguised within a house to baffle search parties.
What is a monk hole?
the term given to hiding places for priests built into many of the principal Catholic houses of England during the period when Catholics were persecuted by law in England. In other words a hiding place for a monk.