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Aillwee Cave

Ballyvaughan, Ireland
065-707-7036
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Type: Caverns/ Caves
Description: A striking collection of prehistoric underground caves.
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Oberweiler
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Very rainy day, but we still had a good time at the cave. Its similar to any other cave. The guides were great though, and answered questions when asked. If you like caves, this is a good one to go to. There is also a birds of prey show (which we didn't go to due to the rain) and a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Not worth the money, very short tour, not much to see. Hurried along. Tour guide was nice, she was good at the script of the tour but three questions asked were given I don't know. Path was very good just with a few slippy points. Lighting was a bit poor can't see where your waking. Our tour group was about... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

It doesn't take long at all to get through the caves. The guides are great and give you so much information about the caves whenever you go through. It is a fairly easy journey through the caves.

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Montville, New Jersey
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94 reviews 94 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon the cave looking for The Burren Visitor Center. We toured the caves and it was interesting enough since it was only 20 minutes or so. The pathways are dimly lit and some areas you need to duck to walk though, so take heed if you have trouble walking. There is also a Birds of Prey show and... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Very disappointed with this place, very short tour and felt rushed and overall not worth the money we paid. Don't waste your time going here, see Doolin cave instead.

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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I had already been to Allwee many years ago and had sung its praises. Our children remember every detail. This was at a time when staff were genuinely glad to see you! I was now returning with a family group of all ages including children 6 to 9 years. I felt that nothing was done to bring this experience alive... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The Caves walk is quite nice. they are very well prepared. some spots are a little low and you need to duck your head but essentially they are great. remember they are mostly in their natural state but "manicured" a little to fit people through them. the tour was extremely informative. they have stalactites in them and you see everything... More

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ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Found the tour very expensive and to be honest a little short and boring tour guides need an injection of enthusiasm to keep tourists happy, just a little disappointing.

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Lynbrook NY
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My twin 13 year old boys, my husband and myself visited last month. The admission was a little pricey but we took the cave tour only (not the Birds of Prey Centre) to keep the price down a bit. The cave tour was educational and fun. The gift shop had the most unusual selection of Irish gifts. I passed up... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This was something everyone said I should do so I was expecting big things. If you have never been to a cave before I suspect it is amazing, and certainly would be for kids. Unfortunately it just didn't quite live up to my expectations. The tour guide was informative and really nice, and the bear bones were probably the best... More

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