The fairy-tale caves of Hotton: sheer magic!
The caves of Hotton were discovered in 1958 by sheer accident, while digging out stones in the Hotton stone quarry. The caves are exceptional natural heritage and as such are the only caves to be fully classified as a protected site.
These spectacular caves were even awarded two stars in the green Michelin guide !
During your visit to these fairy-tale caves, you will descend 65 meters underground, climb back up 30 meters and even take a lift upwards! 580 steps are spread out over the tour, but you definitely don’t need to be a trained athlete to visit our magical caves.
During the visit, you will discover several rooms and galleries packed with multi-coloured stalactites and stalagmites in all shapes and forms.
Please note that it is quite chilly in the caves. As it is a mere 12°C all year round, we definitely recommend you bring a woolly sweater!
More information? Take a quick peek at our website : www.grottesdehotton.be
The Calestienne gardens
Rare plant species that are particularly suited to calcareous soils, thrive on the limestone-rich soil that is typical of the Calestienne area.
Nearby the caves, you can discover this specific fauna and flora in the Calestienne gardens.
There is also a children’s playground, which parents can monitor from the terrace that offers lovely, scenic views of the surrounding landscape!