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Aillwee Cave

Ballyvaughan, Ireland
+353 65 707 7036
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A striking collection of prehistoric underground caves.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“birds of prey” (183 reviews)
“tour guide” (77 reviews)
“gift shop” (52 reviews)
Ballyvaughan, Ireland
+353 65 707 7036
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I actually enjoyed the tour a lot. The guide was funny and informative. The tour wasn't too long and wasn't that strenuous so most people would be able to do it. There is a gift shop and cafe attached as well. My favorite part is...More

Thank Troualy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an awesome experience. The birds of prey should be on your what to do list. The bird show was great. Not only wre they able to take flight but at the end everyone that wanted to could hold them unlike other bird shows we...More

Thank Fernphoto
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just finished our tour of the caves and really recommend visiting. Neville, our guide was brilliant, really knowledgeable and had great banter. He spent the time after the tour to direct us to other local attractions.

Thank Jess W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fascinating experience taking the guided tour into the cave. We went about 1/2 a km through twists and turns and some low and tight squeeze spots to the middle of the cave. The guide treated us to interesting information about the history...More

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ailwee Caves are well worth googling to read up on the history. I'm not going into the history, just my experience today. Overall it's absolutely worth a visit but there are some things it would be helpful to know in advance. 1. It's a cave....More

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cost €12 each for adults, nice coffee shop while waiting for next tour, gift shop was lovely Tour guide was very good, kept everyone safe and interested

Thank lizzie101010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tours of Aillwee Cave last 35-40 minutes €12 an adult -very interesting and fun experience- Guides are excellent - good for kids as well so long as they behave. Gift shop- cafe and farm shop (which sells amazing cheese) are also a available as well...More

Thank Selena L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently visited the caves as well as the Burren Bird of Prey Center. I luckily was able to book a Hawk Walk in addition to the bird show and cave tour. Our guide for the Hawk Walk, Natasha was engaging, very knowledgeable, and just...More

Thank coll65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have seen a few caves over the years so I am a little bit jaded but Aillwee Cave was an interesting cave. Our guide was great: funny, informative and provided a lot of good information. The tour is set up well so you can...More

Thank Travelpages33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the caves and were not disappointed! The tour lasts around 30 mins and takes you right into the cliffs. The tour guide was informative and good to explain everything. There is a small shop selling souvenirs and refreshments. Only takes around hour but...More

Thank Jonnyslicksayer
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Kirsten M
5 August 2017|
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Response from Bucketgob | Reviewed this property |
They only close around Christmas and new year..
Matthew J
28 July 2017|
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Response from Fionn246 | Property representative |
Hi Matthew. We have babies carried like you suggest go in and out of the cave every day. There are a couple of places where you will have to bend for a short time. There are also two bridges to cross and twenty two steps to... More
Chalee N
27 May 2017|
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Response from Fionn246 | Property representative |
Hi Chalee N. You will be in the cave normally between 35 to 40 mins from start to finish. Regards, Nuala.