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

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It is thought the cave was built as a place to worship

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The cave is less than a metre underground

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It contains a network of walkways that are “completely untouched”

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The way out of the cave, where Knights Templar would have walked 700 years ago

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The hole leading into the cave looks just like a rabbit’s hole

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It was reportedly also once used by followers of a black magic cult

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The cave is near the Shropshire village of Albrighton

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The Knights Templar were active from 1119 to the beginning of the 1300s, although the exact dates are disputed

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There are many inscriptions on the cave walls

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Candles are used to illuminate the inside of the cave

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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

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