Doolin Cave Tour

Doolin Cave Tour

How long will I spend on the Doolin Cave Tour?

Fully guided cave tours last 45-50 minutes – extra time for the farmland nature trail.

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. Learn more about the nature trail here.
Enjoy a delicious home-baked dessert and a cuppa in the Garden Café.
Shop for Doolin Cave Pottery, the finest local arts and crafts, gifts and keepsakes, and more in our gift shop.

Need 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. They can also be purchased at the cave (at cost price).
  • 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.
  • There are 125 steps into and out of the cave, every ten steps there is a landing and a handrail all the way down.
  • 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.
  • Please note: Due to Covid-19 regulations we ask you to arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled tour. We are unable to accommodate late-comers and cannot refund your payment if you don’t show.

Fast-track your entrance to the Doolin Cave Tour by booking online now.

1 review for Doolin Cave Tour

  1. Patrick Lauser

    One of the most stirring things I have experienced is when we were waiting for the group to gather in the great cavern with only a penlight and some light from the tunnel leading into the cavern. The slightest glimpse of something large and pale in the darkness was even more powerful than when they turned all the lights on. I love the story behind the discovery: crawling three hours into an unknown hole, then excavating a vast hole without using dynamite because of what they found.

    Another thing I greatly appreciated was the scientific honesty of the guide, and even the sign in the gift shop, about the formation of stalactites. It is much more truthful and ethical to admit that stalactites can grow at vastly different speeds in the same area, and change the speed of their growth. This in contrast with Marble Arches, where it was simply asserted “they grow this fast, they are this old” which is foolish and unscientific. I definitely prefer Doolin caves.

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