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Doolin Cave

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Roadford, Doolin V95 R299, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great tour here! So interesting. Tour is about 45 mins long. Wear flat comfy shoes. Lots of steps and uneven ground. Very interesting. Nice souvenir shop, and place to get coffee etc. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Connector780285, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave and for your reccommendation. We are delighted you had a great tour and found it interesting. Good advice on footwear!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We added a tour to the Doolin Cave on our tour of the area. It was interesting it not monumental. I would not waste the time while in Ireland. We have been to caverns with more to see.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Connector780285, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave. I was confused when reading your review,"it was interesting..... but you would not waste the time while in Ireland". It happens to be the largest free-hanging Stalactite in Europe and the third largest in the World and thousands of...More

Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

This was an unexpected gem of a find. I enjoyed the historical and ongoing preservation of this site. Thank you Jim for the tour

Date of experience: November 2018
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Connector780285, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave and for your wonderful review. We are delighted you found our hidden gem! Our great tour guide Jim will appreciate the mention.

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We knew nothing about the cave and decided to stop on the spur of the moment. I am so glad we did because the cave was spectacular.The guide was very good too.I would highly recommend this tour

Date of experience: October 2018
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Connector780285, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave, for taking the time to write this great review and for your recommendation!

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited here on a trip to Clare. It was brilliant. Well suited for both adults and kids. Guide Dermot talked a bit fast. But it was really good tour. Wear a jumper and a coat and good shoes. Is wet and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Connector780285, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave and for your brilliant review. We are delighted you enjoyed the tour and the Café. Great advice on clothing and footwear. We appreciate the recommendation!

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

It was a blustery day when we visited the Doolin Cave. Our innkeeper suggested that we visit the cave, and we were glad we did. Jim, our tour guide, was both humorous and knowledgeable. You enter the cave by descending a staircase that has 152...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Connector780285, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave and for taking the time to write this review. We are glad you enjoyed your tour with one of our great tour guides, Jim. He always puts a smile on our face :) It's nice to get feedback from...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We visited with our two young children. Our guide was super friendly and very knowledgeable with lots of interesting facts to keep both adults and children interested. The caves are c. 200 steps down altogether, you definitely need the hard hat provided. The showcase is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Connector780285, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave and for your great review. We are delighted both children and adults found the tour interesting.

Reviewed 7 October 2018

The cave is interesting to see. There are not a lot of stalactites and stalagmites as you see in some caves but the one Stalactite is enormous and worth seeing. The guide tells the history as you go through.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Connector780285, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave and for the great review. The Great Stalactite is unique, the largest free-hanging Stalactite in Europe and the third largest in the World. It is definitely worth seeing!!

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

It was a great experience, the tourguide was a great guy and had a good sense of humor. After the tour we went to get some tea and cake from the lovely lady in restaurant. She really did her best to make you as comfortable...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Connector780285, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us!

Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Enthusiastic guide, great story and an awesome sight. Probably not great for little kids, but if you’re wiling and able to navigate the tunnels then you’ll love it!More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Connector780285, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave and for the great review. We are very lucky to have passionate and enthusiastic guides. We do not recommend the tour for kids under three because of the steps but if parents are ok with it, then they are...More

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Angela D
25 October 2018|
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Response from kimmys2020 | Reviewed this property |
Not wheelchair accessible
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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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