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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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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We saw signs for the cave as we were driving from one destination to another and decided to go because we don't have caves where we live. The tour guide was excellent and allowed for lots of questions. She took her time with walking. There was lighting but it is a little dim to get more of the cave experience.... More

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Sacramento, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This cave tour is great. If you are claustrophobic don't go. The feeling of being in a place that has never seen the light of day and where time has no meaning is amazing. Stalactites and stalagmites, underground waterfalls, etc.

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Oberweiler
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
66 helpful votes 66 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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