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Marble Arch Caves

Exploring the Subterranean Wonders of County Fermanagh

Marble Arch Caves are one of Europe’s finest show caves allowing visitors to explore a fascinating, natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages, and lofty chambers.

Discover magical moments at the Marble Arch Caves 

Marble Arch Caves are situated in the picturesque foothills of Cuilcagh Mountain, just a short journey from the island town of Enniskillen in County Fermanagh.

Discover our subterranean world! 

Guided Cave Tours of the Marble Arch Cave take you on a subterranean journey. A carefully constructed path enables you to comfortably traverse the show cave whilst discrete lighting displays the cave features and delicate cave formations to their optimum. Our enthusiastic guides will lead you through awe-inspiring passages and further enhance your experience by interpreting the stories of this wonderous show cave. 

Explore the Landscape!

Explore the surroundings of the Marble Arch Caves, set within an Area of Special Scientific Interest, Special Area of Conservation and in the heart of the Cuilcagh Lakelands UNESCO Global Geopark. The Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre is a venue for Walking, Events, and Activities providing the opportunity to explore the landscape encompassing this captivating setting.

Experience the Facilities!

Visitors to the Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre can enjoy the Marble Arch Caves Tour, Visitor Information point, Marble Arch Café, Exhibition areas, Souvenir shop, Audio Visual Theatre and free car parking for coaches and cars.

Plan your journey!

Set in the picturesque foothills of Cuilcagh Mountain, just a short journey (ADD distance from your Hotel/Venue) from Enniskillen town in County Fermanagh.

Beneath the picturesque landscapes of County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland, a hidden world of natural wonders awaits adventurers and nature enthusiasts. The Marble Arch Caves, a subterranean wonderland located near the village of Florencecourt, offer an awe-inspiring journey into an underground realm of magnificent limestone formations, winding passages, and enchanting chambers.

Geological Marvels Beneath the Surface

The Marble Arch Caves owe their existence to the slow but transformative work of water on limestone, a process known as karstification. Over millions of years, this natural phenomenon has created a labyrinthine network of underground passages, caves, and impressive geological formations. It’s a testament to the power and artistry of nature.

Visiting the Caves

A visit to the Marble Arch Caves is a captivating experience that allows you to explore this hidden world. Guided tours take visitors through the underground system, providing insights into the geological processes and the history of the caves. Knowledgeable guides share stories and facts about the formations, stalactites, stalagmites, and the unique subterranean ecosystem that thrives in the darkness.

The Showcave

The show cave at Marble Arch Caves is the highlight of any visit. It’s an accessible part of the subterranean world that showcases the most remarkable geological features. Here, you’ll witness the remarkable “Great Stalactite,” an imposing formation that has grown from the cave roof over thousands of years. The caverns are beautifully illuminated, creating a surreal and magical atmosphere that’s sure to leave a lasting impression.

Educational and Family-Friendly

Marble Arch Caves are not only a treat for geology enthusiasts but also an excellent destination for families and those interested in understanding the natural world. The Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark provides a range of educational programs and activities that engage visitors of all ages.

Above Ground: The Geopark

While the caves themselves are a marvel, the surrounding Marble Arch Caves Geopark is a haven for those who prefer to stay above ground. This 50-square-kilometer Geopark is filled with natural beauty, including serene lakes, lush woodlands, and a variety of wildlife. The Geopark also offers an array of walking trails, picnic spots, and opportunities for birdwatching and nature photography.

Visiting the Area

The Marble Arch Caves are easily accessible by car and are conveniently located near the village of Florencecourt. The visitor center provides information on tour schedules, admission fees, and any special events. It’s advisable to check the official website for the most up-to-date information and to make reservations for guided tours, especially during peak tourist seasons.

The Marble Arch Caves are a unique natural wonder that beckon explorers to delve into the hidden depths of County Fermanagh. Whether you’re fascinated by geology, eager to learn about the Earth’s natural processes, or simply seeking an underground adventure, the Marble Arch Caves offer an unforgettable experience. It’s a journey that reveals the incredible beauty of the world beneath our feet, leaving you with a profound appreciation for the geological marvels of County Fermanagh and the wonders of the natural world.

Marble Arch Caves

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