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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 - 17:00
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 yesterday

This tour was far more interesting than I expected for me and my daughters. The climb down is easy but chilly. The stalactite is huge and the story of its discovery is fascinating. The climb back up makes for some great cardio! If you're near...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Being three hippies of a certain age with dogs in tow, we have not previously ventured down into the cave. This time, one of our party decided to try it, but was most apologetic that she might hold everyone up. The guide was utterly charming...More

Thank Wally and Lorna D
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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Well done! Going 200ft/70 metres deep underground in the Burren is quite an achievement. We are delighted you got to view the Great Stalactite and enjoyed your experience at Doolin Cave. Our tour guide appreciates the great complimants!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the Cliffs of Moher, but it was too foggy to see anything. Decided to head to the Burren and saw this on the way. Had to stop and so glad I did. Friendly guide, and it was a great way to spend an...More

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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave. We are delighted you stopped to see the deepest show Cave in Ireland and the deepest point in the Burren. It's nice to hear our guides are friendly and you enjoyed your experience with us. Best wishes

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the cafe and they convinced us to stay for a tour. Worth it!! It was a very cool tour. Such a cool cave and the stalactite is amazing! You go through small tunnels (I’m 5’7” and I had to duck my head)...More

Thank Robert H
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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for staying for the Doolin Cave Tour and for writing about your experience. The Stalactite is amazing and the whole World is now able to view without having to crawl for hours. Thank you to the Browne family for developing such a wonderful...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I visited Doolin Cave 28 April and enjoyed our visit. The tour lasts about one hour. We descended steps to approximately 220 feet then began the tour. Our guide was informative and eager to answer all questions. The main feature in the...More

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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave. We are delighted both of you enjoyed your guided tour of our Cave. We appreciate your thoughts and feedback. Best wishes,

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

EXCELLENT! DERMOT was a wonderful Guide. You need to walk down 120 steps. Photos are permitted. Great coffee shop afterwards, with the BEST Rocky Road cake I've EVER tasted! A wonderful stalactite weighing 10tonnes is an awesome sight. Do wear the hard hat, as the...More

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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Christy, Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave and for your great review. We are delighted you enjoyed the whole experience from the great Stalactite to the souvenir shop and Cafe. I will pass on your kind remarks to our tour guide, Dermott. Good advice...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw a brochure for this at our B&B and decided to stop by on our way out of town. We figured it would either be wonderful or a total tourist trap. It was phenomenal! Very well done! Excellent tour guides, and seeing the world’s...More

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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Doolin Cave and for your recommendation. We are over the moon to think it was one of your favourite experiences of your entire trip. We appreciate your brilliant review!!!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided on this tour when the seas were too high to do a Cliffs tour. So very glad we did! It was a great activity for a rainy day, and very interesting to boot! Our tour guide was well informed, amusing, and did a...More

Thank Vetpatho
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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Doolin and for your fantastic review. It is a great activity for a rainy day and for the hot days to cool down underground. We do have the best tour guides and thank you for your kind comments which they will...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked trip as I had seen it on trip advisor and was really really surprised at how great this experience was. Good tour guide and a very fascinating way to spend an hour when in Doolin! Would really recommend it!

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Helen B, Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for Visiting Cave and for your great review. We appreciate you taking time to write this review and for your recommendation!! We are delighted you enjoyed your experience.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

My husband is super into caves. No matter what country we go to, caves is on the agenda. So this was the cave we chose for Ireland. Looking at pictures before, I did not see what the big deal was, but I was so wrong....More

Thank Megan M
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JHBrowne, General Manager at Doolin Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Megan, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review and a special Thank you for choosing to visit Doolin Cave. The great Stalactite is unique and we are very proud to have such a wonderful attraction in our village of Doolin...More

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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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