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Aillwee Cave

Ballyvaughan, Ireland
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Type: Caverns/ Caves
Description: A striking collection of prehistoric underground caves.
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Derby, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
40 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We really enjoy the caves and is always one of the highlights of our holiday. We especially love the cheese that is made at Aillwee and brought lots home now in our freezer won't be there long though. Our sole purpose was to bring cheese back as it really is worth trying. We met one of the Directors when we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It was a nice tidy cave tour.. The guide was informative and overall a nice experience for 20 mins.. Don't miss the birds of prey show at the base ( additional fee)

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Sligo, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Missed most of the birds of pray show it looked ok what we saw of it was disappointed with the farm shop,most of the products are far from home made mass produced and given the look of homemade.the cheese look impressive but no there to show or tell you about it. The caves themselves are worth a look but the... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Cool caves with some very neat stalactite and stalagmite formations. The walk is half a mile loop. I visited the first time in 2000 and the tour guide was much better.

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Cork, Ireland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Went on the cave tour after a recommendation from a friend. We were impressed with the cave itself and some of the stories, but our guide (although knowledgeable) seemed to rush things slightly - we suspect it was his last tour of the day and he wanted to get finished quickly! The entry fee if €12 was poor value for... More

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Saint John, NB
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Extremely interesting underground caves made more so by the educated guide. Our guide had an in-depth knowledge of this cave and also how they are formed. Tour took about 45 minutes with lots of walking up and down grades. One person in our group is bothered by confined spaces but was OK during this tour. Good value for the money.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The entry fee is 12 euro per person including guided tour. In comparison with other caves I visited it was very small and not much to see. If you are feared of heights be aware that there are 2 bridges inside the cave.

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Dublin, Ireland
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Just came on this attraction by accident. Very friendly staff in reception. The guide was excellent , full of information and gave a brilliant educational tour. I just had no idea of what was in store for us. The guide was from Yorkshire and really educated us Irish folk as to what treasures we have on our own door step.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We had a great day at the cave! All the staff are lovely and really interested in what they do. We went as a group through the cave and our guide had great stories to tell about how the cave was found. We also went to the bird of prey centre and got to watch a bird of prey show... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Enjoyed our visit here, the caves are easily accessible and the guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We were a bit disappointed at not being able to see the cheese or fudge being made but the cheese is very tasty. The cafe was basic enough although the Guinness cake is worth a try.

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