Rabbit hole leads to 700-year-old secret Knights Templar cave network

You’d be forgiven if you missed the entrance to this 700-year-old cave in Shropshire.

Because, honestly, it looks pretty much like an ordinary rabbit hole.

However, the tunnel actually unearths untouched caves which were used by followers of the Knights Templars – a medieval religious order that fought in the Crusades.

PIC BY Michael Scott/ Caters News - (PICTURED: The hole into the caves) - It might look like an ordinary rabbits hole, but this tunnel unearths a stunning CAVE. The unassuming hole reveals a cave which is hidden less than a metre beneath a farmers field. The untouched caves, in Shropshire, date back 700 years when they were used by the Knights Templars - a medieval religious order that fought in the Crusades. Photographer Michael Scott, from Birmingham, set out in search of the historical wonder after seeing a video of it online. SEE CATERS COPY.

It might look like an ordinary rabbits hole, but this tunnel unearths a stunning cave (Picture: Michael Scott/ Caters News)

The incredible caves are hidden less than a metre beneath a farmer’s field.

Photographer Michael Scott, from Birmingham, set out in search of the historical wonder after seeing a video of it online.

PIC BY Michael Scott/ Caters News - (PICTURED: The font in the caves) - It might look like an ordinary rabbits hole, but this tunnel unearths a stunning CAVE. The unassuming hole reveals a cave which is hidden less than a metre beneath a farmers field. The untouched caves, in Shropshire, date back 700 years when they were used by the Knights Templars - a medieval religious order that fought in the Crusades. Photographer Michael Scott, from Birmingham, set out in search of the historical wonder after seeing a video of it online. SEE CATERS COPY.
The unassuming hole reveals a cave which is hidden less than a metre beneath a farmers field (Picture: Michael Scott/ Caters News)
PIC BY Michael Scott/ Caters News - (PICTURED: The candle lit cave) - It might look like an ordinary rabbits hole, but this tunnel unearths a stunning CAVE. The unassuming hole reveals a cave which is hidden less than a metre beneath a farmers field. The untouched caves, in Shropshire, date back 700 years when they were used by the Knights Templars - a medieval religious order that fought in the Crusades. Photographer Michael Scott, from Birmingham, set out in search of the historical wonder after seeing a video of it online. SEE CATERS COPY.
The untouched caves, in Shropshire, date back 700 years (Picture: Michael Scott/ Caters News)
PIC BY Michael Scott/ Caters News - (PICTURED: The font in the caves) - It might look like an ordinary rabbits hole, but this tunnel unearths a stunning CAVE. The unassuming hole reveals a cave which is hidden less than a metre beneath a farmers field. The untouched caves, in Shropshire, date back 700 years when they were used by the Knights Templars - a medieval religious order that fought in the Crusades. Photographer Michael Scott, from Birmingham, set out in search of the historical wonder after seeing a video of it online. SEE CATERS COPY.
They were used by the Knights Templars (Picture: Michael Scott/ Caters News)
PIC BY Michael Scott/ Caters News - (PICTURED: The candle lit cave) - It might look like an ordinary rabbits hole, but this tunnel unearths a stunning CAVE. The unassuming hole reveals a cave which is hidden less than a metre beneath a farmers field. The untouched caves, in Shropshire, date back 700 years when they were used by the Knights Templars - a medieval religious order that fought in the Crusades. Photographer Michael Scott, from Birmingham, set out in search of the historical wonder after seeing a video of it online. SEE CATERS COPY.
The Knights Templars are a medieval religious order that fought in the Crusades (Picture: Michael Scott/ Caters News)

The 33-year-old said: ‘I traipsed over a field to find it, but if you didn’t know it was there you would just walk right past it.

‘It’s probably less than a metre underground, so it’s more into the field than under it.

‘Considering how long it’s been there it’s in amazing condition, it’s like an underground temple.’

The tunnel leads to a network of walkways which are ‘completely untouched’, and filled with beautifully carved arches.

PIC BY Michael Scott/ Caters News - (PICTURED: The candle lit cave) - It might look like an ordinary rabbits hole, but this tunnel unearths a stunning CAVE. The unassuming hole reveals a cave which is hidden less than a metre beneath a farmers field. The untouched caves, in Shropshire, date back 700 years when they were used by the Knights Templars - a medieval religious order that fought in the Crusades. Photographer Michael Scott, from Birmingham, set out in search of the historical wonder after seeing a video of it online. SEE CATERS COPY.
Candles light up the cave (Picture: Michael Scott/ Caters News)
PIC BY Michael Scott/ Caters News - (PICTURED: The candle lit cave) - It might look like an ordinary rabbits hole, but this tunnel unearths a stunning CAVE. The unassuming hole reveals a cave which is hidden less than a metre beneath a farmers field. The untouched caves, in Shropshire, date back 700 years when they were used by the Knights Templars - a medieval religious order that fought in the Crusades. Photographer Michael Scott, from Birmingham, set out in search of the historical wonder after seeing a video of it online. SEE CATERS COPY.
Photographer Michael Scott, from Birmingham, set out in search of the historical wonder (Picture: Michael Scott/ Caters News)
PIC BY Michael Scott/ Caters News - (PICTURED: The candle lit cave) - It might look like an ordinary rabbits hole, but this tunnel unearths a stunning CAVE. The unassuming hole reveals a cave which is hidden less than a metre beneath a farmers field. The untouched caves, in Shropshire, date back 700 years when they were used by the Knights Templars - a medieval religious order that fought in the Crusades. Photographer Michael Scott, from Birmingham, set out in search of the historical wonder after seeing a video of it online. SEE CATERS COPY.
Scott saw a video of the cave online (Picture: Michael Scott/ Caters News)
PIC BY Michael Scott/ Caters News - (PICTURED: The way out) - It might look like an ordinary rabbits hole, but this tunnel unearths a stunning CAVE. The unassuming hole reveals a cave which is hidden less than a metre beneath a farmers field. The untouched caves, in Shropshire, date back 700 years when they were used by the Knights Templars - a medieval religious order that fought in the Crusades. Photographer Michael Scott, from Birmingham, set out in search of the historical wonder after seeing a video of it online. SEE CATERS COPY.
The only way in is through a rabbit hole (Picture: Michael Scott/ Caters News)
PIC BY Michael Scott/ Caters News - (PICTURED: The candle lit cave) - It might look like an ordinary rabbits hole, but this tunnel unearths a stunning CAVE. The unassuming hole reveals a cave which is hidden less than a metre beneath a farmers field. The untouched caves, in Shropshire, date back 700 years when they were used by the Knights Templars - a medieval religious order that fought in the Crusades. Photographer Michael Scott, from Birmingham, set out in search of the historical wonder after seeing a video of it online. SEE CATERS COPY.
It’s located in the middle of Shropshire (Picture: Michael Scott/ Caters News)

Michael added, however, that the cave was quite cramped – so those nearing six feet tall would have to bend down to fit in.

Rabbit hole leads to 700-year-old secret Knights Templar cave network

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