Doolin Cave Opening Times and Tour Times
January: Weekends only, open Fri, Sat & Sun from 10am – 3pm
February, March & April: Open daily from 11am – 5pm
May, June, July, August & September: Open daily from 10am – 6pm
October, November & December: Open daily from 11am – 4pm
Tours depart on the hour, every hour, with the last tour departing 1 hour before closing time.
Doolin Cave Tour Duration: 45minutes
Good To Know
- We have implemented new safety measures in response to Covid-19. Please view our Covid-19 Response here.
- We would ask visitors to bring masks as they are required for the tour.
- There are 125 steps into and out of the cave, every ten steps there is a landing and a handrail all the way down.
- Cancellation/refund policy: You must cancel your tour at least 3 hours before your scheduled tour time to receive a refund. Cancellations, no-shows, or late arrivals are non-refundable. To note, you must arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time and check in at the reception desk. Tours leave on the hour and cannot be joined at a later stage due to a late arrival.
- Upon arrival please collect your tickets at Reception for your guided tour.
- The temperature in the cave remains a constant 11°C (52°F) so it appears cool in summer and warm in the winter. A light jacket or warm sweater will keep you cosy for the tour.
- Buggies and strollers are not permitted in the cave, therefore, small children and babies must be carried. Children under the age of three go free, however, our policy regarding young children is that they can do the cave tour, but should they become upset, frightened or begin to cry we generally recommend the parent bring them back to the visitor centre in which case they would be entitled to a full refund.
- All visitors must wear a hard hat, which will be supplied to you at the beginning of the tour, as the cave passage is low in places
- Dogs are not permitted in the cave or on the nature trail.
- A sturdy pair of walking boots or shoes are advisable. Open-toed footwear is not suitable for the cave tour as it is slightly muddy and uneven terrain underfoot.
Remember to allow yourself time to…
- Explore the farmland nature trail. The nature trail is a self-guided walk around the outside of the cave setting, it is 1km in length.
- Enjoy a delicious seasonal salad, artisanal sandwich, or baked goods, and a cuppa in the Wild at the Cave café.
- Shop for Doolin Cave Pottery, the finest local arts and crafts, gifts and keepsakes, and more in our gift shop
About Doolin Cave
Doolin Cave is a family run tourist attraction located in the West of Ireland on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. The cave is home to one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, the Great Stalactite. The Great Stalactite is the longest free-hanging stalactite in the northern hemisphere, it is 7.3m long weighs an estimated 10 tonnes, it is truly spectacular. Check out the latest reviews from Tripadvisor here. There is also a farmland nature trail on-site with rare and indigenous species of flowers and shrubs and friendly farmland animals. The nature is free to all cave visitors. Learn more about the farmland nature trail here. There is a charming Garden Café and gift shop in the visitor centre building.
Doolin cave is a member of the Burren Ecotourism Network and Doolin Tourism.
Doolin Cave is located 15 minutes drive from the Cliffs of Moher and 5 minutes from Doolin on the R479 (Doolin to Fanore Road). Eircode: V95 R299
1 hour from Shannon Airport.
3.5 hours from Dublin.
1 hour, 15 minutes from Galway City.
3 hours from Cork.
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There are many accommodation options near Doolin Cave in Doolin Village and in the wider Burren region. From five star hotels and castle accommodation to cosy bed and breakfasts – there are accommodation options in Doolin and the Burren to suit the needs of every traveler. Accommodation options include bed and breakfasts, farmhouse bed and breakfasts, hotels, hostels, camping and caravan sites, guesthouses and self-catering.
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