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Doolin Cave

Roadford, Doolin V95 R299, Ireland
+353 65 707 5761
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Cliff of Moher, Doolin Caves, Boat tour, visit Burren and Galway city
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Roadford, Doolin V95 R299, Ireland
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+353 65 707 5761
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Very detailed and good quality explanations. Guide very passionate. 185 stairs are not so difficult to climbibbv Worth visiting indeedMore

Thank Alexandre64
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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Hi Alexandre, thank you for your review of Doolin Cave. There are 125 step in and out of the cave which can be difficult for some people, but great exercise! We are glad you enjoyed the experience and hope you will consider coming back to...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Jim was such an incredible guide when going down to the cave. Be prepared with good walking shoes and a jacket as you may think it is chilly down that far underground. I thought it was perfect weather but definitely need good shoes! It was...More

Thank Samantha L
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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Hi Samantha, thank you for your review of Doolin Cave. We are glad you enjoyed the experience and will pass on your kind words to Jim, your tour guide, who I'm sure will be delighted. Hope you will come and see us again if you...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2017

The views of the cave were amazing! I thought our tour guide was very knowledgeable. The stairs are very slippery going down into the cave, so be sure to wear shoes with good tread.More

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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Hi Jennifer, thanks for your review. Visitors are advised to wear a good sturdy pair of walking shoes when going on the tour and to use the handrails provided. We are glad you enjoyed the experience overall and hope you will consider returning to visit...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Climbing into to the cave and hearing the history about the caves in the area, and in particular the Doolin Cave was very interesting. In the center, with the lights off, it is so dark that you cannot see your hand in front of your...More

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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Hi there, thanks for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the experience and hope you will consider coming back to visit us in the future should you be in the area.

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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

The people are lovely and explain everything super. Its great to reach and good parking. I will come back again

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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Hi there, thanks for your review of Doolin Cave. We are glad you enjoyed the experience and hope you will consider coming back to visit us again in the future.

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Reviewed 1 April 2017

An incredible experience. Our tour took about 40-45 minutes, lead by the amazing tour guide Jim, who's enthusiasm and wit alone made the trip memorable and worthwhile! The caves were immensely beautiful, and created a unique experience as we explored the cave without interference until...More

Thank Sean M
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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Hi Sean, thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the experience and I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Jim the tour guide, who, no doubt, will be delighted. I agree that the cave network is immensely beautiful....More

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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We had a few hours open after the cliffs walk and decided to pop over to the cave. The giant stalactite is truly awe-Inspiring and pictures do not do it justice. The tour itself is about 45 minutes and maybe is a bit pricey for...More

Thank Joanna S
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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Hi Joanna, thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the experience, the ticket price reflects the fact that the attraction is a small privately owned operation, with small tour numbers. There is a cheaper ticket available online if you book in advance....More

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Reviewed 26 March 2017

The tour of the caves takes about 45/50 minutes with a guide and it is a must do if you are ever over the West side of Ireland.

Thank Tracey G
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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Hi Tracey, thanks for your review of Doolin Cave. We are glad you enjoyed the experience and hope you will consider returning to visit again in the future.

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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

A wonderful experience. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The stalactite was quite impressive. We walked the grounds, great views of the area. Small cafe and gift shop good parking easy to find. Takes approximately an hour.

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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Hi SpencerRock, thank you for your review of the Doolin Cave experience, I think you summed it up nicely. I hope you will consider coming back to visit us again in the future.

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Due to wet weather our group couldn't go our on the water so we were looking for a suitable wet weather activitiy. We didn't pre book but the receptionist happily took our group of 12 and offered us the group discount at the door. The...More

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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Hi Kieran, thanks for your review of the Doolin Cave experience. We are glad you and your group enjoyed the tour. We hope you will come back and visit us again sometime in the future.

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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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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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