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Aillwee Cave

Address: Ballyvaughan, Ireland
Phone Number: 065-707-7036
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Type: Caverns & caves, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A striking collection of prehistoric underground caves.
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Type: Caverns & caves, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A striking collection of prehistoric underground caves.

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Dublin
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116 reviews 116 reviews
38 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We visited here in Feb 2015, having previously visited when our kids were small, 27 years ago. It is a really interesting venue. The cave is well lit and accessible, with guided tours every 20 minutes or so. There are some steps in the cave, so buggies & wheelchairs are not appropriate. In one or two sections, the rock roof... More 

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Dublin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Drove over Burren to this attraction as the rain was pouring. Arrived in and was happily surprised with the 30 minute walk into the cave. Staff was friendly and answered all the questions which made the day for the kids.

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waterford
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a nice little tour that brings you into the caves. Lasts about 30 minutes. The guide was difficult to hear at times so it was hard to learn about the history. I enjoyed though.

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Orange County, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our family thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Daughter loved taking pictures and son is a science guy so was intrigued with the whole thing. Staff was wonderful and so helpful!

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Open 28th December for holiday makers in Co Clare a must see. Excellent guide. Wear sensible footwear and be prepared to walk

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York, United Kingdom
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181 reviews 181 reviews
79 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We were really impressed with the tour guide that took us on the tour of the caves, she really knew her stuff and was very pleasant. It was good value for the money. There was a café but we didn't stop but the prices looked reasonable. There was a cheese and other food shop on the way down the hill... More 

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Yucaipa, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Great tour of the caves with my kids, highly recommend! Also check out the cheese and gift shop at the bottom of the hill. On a side note, go to the fairy circle nearby. It may be the most beautiful place I have ever seen on earth to date. Exit the Ailwee Caves, turn left, go about 100 yards, park... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The caves themselves were great, but would have loved if the tour slowed down a bit. We were told we could take pictures but were hurried along before there was time for the camera to flash. Teas and coffees were resonably priced.

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cork city ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Very disappointed with this supposedly best Santa experience in the country . There is nothing to this place on arrival the kids were given a Xmas stocking with a frugal few sweets , then it's off to the free entertainment which is again very very sparse . But hey lots of ways for the adults to spend their cash ,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Went to see santa in Aillwee caves recently, very nice place and the kids (2&4) loved it. The experience included face painting, mince pies & a little train and the Santa was very good. I did think that it was overpriced costing €96 for the 4 of us, €33 per Child and €15 per adult and that didn't include a... More 

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