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Doolin Cave, in the Burren in County Clare, is one of Europe’s most compelling cave attractions. It is a truly authentic experience. It is your only opportunity to see such a large free hanging stalactite anywhere in the world.
Take a 45 minute journey through the rough-hewn route of early explorers to the heart of Doolin Cave, home to the Great Stalactite. Formed from a single drop of water over hundreds of thousands of years the Great Stalactite is an astounding 23 feet or 7.3 metres long. The Great Stalactite is the largest free hanging stalactite in the Northern Hemisphere. This fully guided cave tour takes you almost 200 feet underground through the limestone caverns of the Burren region.
Extend your journey from underground to above ground on a charming farmland nature trail. Doolin Cave Farmland Nature Trail takes a looped walk, approximately 1km long around the cave setting. There is seating along the trail set amidst native Burren flora and wild flower meadows. There are also rare and miniature breeds of cattle, sheep, goats and chickens to watch and enjoy along the trail. Set in a picturesque valley surrounded by rolling farmland and Burren cliffs with a view to Ballinalacken Castle, it provides wonderful photo opportunities to visitors. The trail is an ideal activity for families in the Burren.
Doolin Cave Farmland Nature Trail is FREE to all cave visitors. The Garden Café at Doolin Cave can provide picnics to enjoy along the trail. Doolin Cave visitor centre is complete with a café and gift shop.
• Flash photography is permitted in Doolin Cave, visitors are invited to share their images via https://www.facebook.com/doolincaves or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Strollers and buggies are not permitted on the cave tour.
• Babies and small children must be carried on the cave tour.