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Doolin Cave

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Address: Roadford, Doolin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 65 707 5761
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A Stunning Underworld Experience, the Great Stalactite at Doolin Cave is...

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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Spectacular Doolin

This area along the Wild Atlantic Way has breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Aaran Islands and vistas toward the Cliffs of Moher. I didn't enter the caves but did the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
DoloresJacoby
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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164 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This area along the Wild Atlantic Way has breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Aaran Islands and vistas toward the Cliffs of Moher. I didn't enter the caves but did the Doolin Cliff Walk and explored the erratics left by glaciers. I worthwhile stop.

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Doolin, Ireland
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a lover of caves and had put off going to see Doolin cave until I had visitors who expressed an interest. I was completely amazed by the experience. What a feat of engineering and what an amazing sight when you finally arrive at the great stalactite. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It changes your attitude... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Informative close to nature, worth seeing and something mythical about exploring caves - perfectly safe and beautiful to look at

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JHBrowne, Director of Sales at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi There, We are delighted that you enjoyed visiting Doolin Cave. It certainly is a mythical experience, the Great Stalactite is a true wonder of nature and is an incredible sight to see. I hope that you will return in the future, we would be delighted to welcome you back. All the Best, the team at Doolin Cave More 

Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Visited with 2 adults and 3 kids - had heard of Aliwee caves but didn't even know this was here... truly spectacular! Stairs will be no problem for anyone who is moderately fit. Well worth a visit.

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JHBrowne, Director of Sales at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for such a glowing review, we are delighted that you and your family enjoyed visiting Doolin Cave. The Great Stalactite is one of the worlds greatest wonders and a must see for anyone visiting the area. I hope that we will see you again in future. All the Best, The Team at Doolin Cave More 

Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The huge stalagtite in the cave makes this totally worth the visit. You will NEVER get to see something like this so close up in your lifetime unless you are professional spelunker. When I first heard about the cave, I was skeptical until I realized how rare it is to see this kind of formation. Very few people on this... More 

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JHBrowne, Director of Sales at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for taking the time give us such a lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed visiting the Great Stalactite, it is one of mother Nautures greatest wonders. Minnie and Vinnie, our pygmy goats on the roof are certain to put a smile on everyones face with their funny antics and cute faces! I hope that... More 

Halifax, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This was a pretty cool place that we happened to come across while leaving Doolin. I definitely recommend checking out this massive stalactite if you aren't opposed to descending over 100 steps underground...then climbing back up after! The tour guide was great and so full of information! You can just go to the little museum at the cave site and... More 

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JHBrowne, Director of Sales at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for a wonderful review, we are delighted that you happened to come across the cave and dropped in! The Great Stlactite is a true wonder of nature and it is a must see for anyone visiting the area. Our tour guides are extremely passionate about the cave and they will be delighted to read your kind... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Beautiful cave features, great tour guide, very informative of the cave, it's features and wider area.

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JHBrowne, Director of Sales at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for the glowing review. We are delighted that you enjoyed visiting the Great Stalactite and learning about all of the cave features. I hope that we will see you again in the future. Kind Regards, The Team at Doolin Cave More 

Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

My husband and I had the pleasure of visiting the cave in September and it was such a sight. Definitively worth a visit if you are in the area the tour guide was a delight and the cave is unbelievable

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JHBrowne, Director of Sales at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. Thank you for dropping in and we are delighted that you and your husband enjoyed the tour. We would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future. All the Best, The Team at Doolin Cave More 

Murrieta, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Lots of walking but totally interesting. Who knew the 3rd largest Stalagtite in the world was here! Be prepared for a lot of stairs. The kids thought it was fun too.

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JHBrowne, Director of Sales at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for a wonderful review. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed visiting Europes largest stalactite, it is a true wonder of nature. The steps are mothers natures way of making us work to see some of her most beautiful places and next time you visit make sure you take a break there is plenty... More 

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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The stalactites and stalacmites visible in the caves are unusual. The guided tours through the corridors of the caves are well worth doing adn enjoyable for all the family.

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JHBrowne, Director of Sales at Doolin Cave, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for a lovely review. We are thrilled that you and your family enjoyed visiting the cave. I hope we will see you again in the future. Have a happy Christmas and prosperous new year. From all the team at Doolin Cave More 

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