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Hotels Near Doolin Cave

Doolin Cave is one of Europe's most compelling cave attractions and is just a 20 minute drive from the Temple Gate Hotel Ennis. It is a truly authentic experience. It is your only opportunity to see such a large free hanging stalactite anywhere in the world.

From the moment you descend over 80ft into the first tunnel, with your guide, you will enter a world carved by water. Donning your hardhat, you will follow the rough-hewn route of the early explorers who first discovered the cave. When you enter the stunning, cathedral-like dome that houses the huge stalactite, you will be briefly plunged into a world of primitive darkness. Then, in a flash, you will be awed as the subtly-lit stalactite appears before you. And, far below, a magical stream carries to the hills outside, the water that carved the primeval world around you.

The cave tour takes approximately one hour

Hourly tours (on the hour) every day from 10:00am - 5:00pm.

Doolin Cave houses one of the longest free-hanging stalactites in the world (The Great Stalactite)

Doolin cave is run in an eco-friendly manner to preserve the delicate nature of the cave. As a result, there are no buildings on the site but the management company operate a park 'n ride facility from Doolin Village.

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The Temple Gate Hotel, The Square, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
T: + 353 65 682 3300 l F: + 353 65 682 3322 l info@templegatehotel.com
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