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Doolin Cave

Roadford, Doolin V95 R299, Ireland
+353 65 707 5761
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A Stunning Underworld Experience, the Great Stalactite at Doolin Cave is one of Europe's most compelling cave attractions. It is a truly unique and breathtaking experience:- the largest stalactite in the Norhern Hemisphere. Doolin Cave has a Farmland Nature Trail, which is FREE for its visitors.We have unusual breeds of chickens, sheep, cattle and alovely pygmy goat called Minnie, with her little kid called Vincent Van Goat or Vinnie for short.We have also planted lots of native trees and shrubs and wildflower meadows. Our cafe serves lovely fresh salads, soups, breads and homemade cakes We are very proud to announce that we have recently been awarded a Gold Award from Ecotourism Ireland. Hurray!
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Roadford, Doolin V95 R299, Ireland
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+353 65 707 5761
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great experience for kids. We went with a 14 & an 11 year old. We loved it, the history & the guide were excellent. Definetly worth a visit!

2  Thank Gail H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This cave with its large stalactite has the wow factor. An easy climb down many stairs gets to into the bowels of the earth as you follow a trickling stream to the open cave with the impressive 10 tonne mass formation of water and calcium.

Thank 291christine2016
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An educational and enjoyable walk into the cave to see the Stalactite. Going down reminded me a bit of my student vacation jobs on the gold mines in South Africa. A worthwhile visit.

Thank Dietmar K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

WE almost did not visit this place as we had not heard of it at all while researching different tour reports. We only went as we came across it while driving to Burren.. and it turned out to be one of the highlights of our...More

1  Thank abhishil
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with family. Arrived to find a goat on the roof of the main centre, which was funny. Nice coffee shop and friendly staff. The cave trip lasted 45/50 mins with the aid of a tour guide. I would highly recommend a visit !...More

Thank David P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on their first guided tour of the day, during one of the hottest times in Ireland. The cool cave gave us a bit of a reprieve from the heat. The guide was a nice gentleman, with a good sense of humor. He answered...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a great tour! Definitely a must see if you’re in the area. Our tour guide (Jim I believe) was very funny and knowledgeable and definitely made the tour awesome. The stairs aren’t too bad and there are rails as it’s a bit...More

Thank Reilly K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this cave back in 2007 before the grounds above the cave were developed—there is now a cafe, gift shop, and lovely little loop trail with farm animals, wildflowers, and typically beautiful Burren terrain—and enjoyed the tour enough that I insisted to my sister...More

1  Thank Tara A
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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Tara, Thank you for re-visiting Doolin Cave and for your lovely review. We really appreciate the recommendation! It is great for other visitors to help them decide if the Cave adventure is suitable for them. You chose a good time to visit when the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely loved it, usually when my partner suggests anything like this I can't roll my eyes enough but I have to say I really enjoyed it and so did he. The lad that took us around was so young and knowledgeable he really knew...More

Thank Rebecca F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our initial impressions were pretty low to visit the Doolin cave .. the cost seemed expensive just to visit a hollow cave thinking it’s just a few steps down But man!! That was the surprise.. we had gone atleast 7 levels down through a hollow...More

Thank Muthukumar A
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Spencer S
14 April 2018|
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Response from Kris17900 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Spencer The descent in and out of the cave is via a steel staircase which is encaged on all sides. So you’ll be going down approx 180 steps and going back up on the way out. If you need to, there’s ample room to step to... More
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Spencer S
14 April 2018|
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Response from ChrystineConcord_NH | Reviewed this property |
It is a steep climb down and up. I recommend sturdy shoes. It might be chilly since you descend deeply, I recommend a jacket or sweater.
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Hunnie76
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Response from Rachjackson | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I don't know, you'll have to message caves. Sorry, I can't answer correctly. Only to tell you theres a lot of steps to go down into the cave.
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