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Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark
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Marble Arch Caves are one of Europe's finest showcaves - a truly spectacular subterranean world, but only one of many attractions in the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark. 


Visitors to the Marble Arch Caves will experience a fascinating natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers, while stunningly beautiful cave formations glisten all around. Subtle lighting reveals hanging stalactites, translucent mineral veils and cascades of calcite. One of the largest of these flowstones, the Porridge Pot, took 50,000 years to grow from slow drips from above.

An Audio Visual presentation on the Marble Arch Caves and the wider UNESCO Global Geopark of Fermanagh and Cavan is available to watch free of charge at the Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre. There is a beautiful nature walk through the Cladagh Glen nature reserve which starts here.  For the more experienced hillwalker access to Cuilcagh Mountain Park is located approximately 500m from the gate of the visitor centre.


Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark

The Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark takes in a vast area of rugged mountainous uplands and gentle rolling lowlands of Counties Fermanagh and Cavan.  The Geopark showcases some of the finest natural landscapes on the island of Ireland and offers a window into the area’s geological and social past.

The Geopark holds evidence of mountain building and destruction; searing hot deserts and warm tropical oceans; of icy wastelands and water-worn caverns.  There are also prehistoric tombs, Iron Age forts, early Christian monasteries, and Plantation Castles are scattered across the landscape.

All of these monuments remind us of the close relationship that people have had with the landscape since their arrival in Ireland thousands of years ago.  The combination of the rich abundance of heritage and the very best of facilities ensure that the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark is the perfect location for an activity holiday or just to relax and enjoy beautiful scenery. 

 


Highlights include:
  • Marble Arch Caves boat journey and guided tour, Co Fermanagh
  • Cladagh Glen nature reserve, Co Fermanagh
  • Cuilcagh Mountain Park, boardwalk to summit (666m)
  • Cavan Burren Park, Blacklion, Co Cavan
  • Magho Cliffs viewpoint, Lough Navar Forest, Co Fermanagh
  • Shannon Pot, Co Cavan
  • Castle Archdale Forest, Co Fermanagh

Visitor Information

Caves are Open March to Mid October

March
Opening from March 14

April - June
Daily 10:00 - 16:30

July - August
Daily 10:00 - 17:00

September
Daily 10:00 - 16:30

October
Daily 10:00 - 16:30 until mid-October. Check website for closing date.
Education bookings will be facilitated for the month of October, where possible, by prior arrangement

Contact Details

The Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre,
43 Marlbank Road, Legnabrocky,
Florencecourt, Co. Fermanagh, BT92 1EW

T: +0044 (0)28 663 488 55
E:  info@marblearchcavesgeopark.com
W: www.marblearchcavesgeopark.com

Closed: November to February

Approx. visit duration: Allow 3 to 4 hours when visiting caves to explore Cladagh Glen Nature Reserve or Cuilcagh Mountain Park or Cavan Burren Park.

Admission Prices 2016 

Rates are in £ sterling

Adult: £9.50
Senior (aged 60+): £6.75
Student (with valid ID): £6.75
Child (aged 5-17): £6.50
Toddler (aged 0-4): Free
Family (2 adults & 2 children, aged 5-17): £23.00 
Family (2 adults & 3 children, aged 5-17): £26.00 

EURO are also welcome.

Other Useful Information

LANGUAGES
Printed information on cave tour available in French, German and Spanish.

CAVE TOURS
The Marble Arch Caves guided tour lasts approximately 75 minutes, the length of the tour is weather dependent as parts of the cave may be inaccessible after heavy rain. 

The tour involves a short journey on an electronically powered boat and a guided walk of about 1.5km, with 140 steps to climb at the end.  Each tour party is conducted through the caves by a cave guide who provides a lively and informative explanation of the caves. Guided tours are suitable for people of any age and average fitness. 

CLOTHING: 
Cave tour: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing.
Geopark: Warm, water proof clothing and footwear.

DINING / REFRESHMENTS
Restaurant offering a wide range of refreshments, hot and cold dishes, cakes and scones.

SHOPPING
Gift shop offering a range of souvenirs.

PARKING
Car and coach parking available.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
The Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre, audio visual presentation, souvenir shop, toilets and restaurant are all fully accessible. In order to exit the cave, visitors are required to climb over 140 steps and therefore it is not accessible for wheelchairs or prams/pushchairs. A moderate level of fitness is required to take part in the cave tour.

WI-FI
Free WI-Fi available.

 

GROUPS
Group rates are available. Pre-booking required.

VISITOR INFORMATION
For further information on accommodation and activities in the region visit:
www.fermanaghlakelands.com
www.thisiscavan.ie.

Map Location

The Marble Arch showcaves are just 12 miles south west of Enniskillen.

 

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