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Marble Arch Caves, Enniskillen

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The Marble Arch Caves are a series of natural limestone caves located near the village of Florencecourt in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. The caves are named after the nearby Marble Arch, a natural limestone arch at the upstream end of Cladagh Glen under which the Cladagh River flows.The caves are formed from three rivers draining off the northern slopes of Cuilcagh mountain, which combine underground to form the Cladagh. On the surface, the river emerges from the largest karst resurgence in Ireland, and one of the largest in the United Kingdom. At 11.5km the Marble Arch Caves form the longest known cave system in Northern Ireland, and the karst is considered to be among the finest in the British Isles.History of exploration18th–19th centuryThe Marble Arch, Cladagh River resurgence and three large dolines on the plateau above the end of Cladagh Glen were all known well before underground exploration began; in fact the arch was a popular tourist attraction in the 19th century. As early as the 1730s, the Reverend William Henry described these features, as well as the sinks of the Owenbrean, Aghinrawn and Sruh Croppa rivers which he correctly surmised to be feeders of the system.
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  • I had lived close by for years and only recently decide to go visit the caves and I'm sorry I hadn't done it sooner. Tour guide and staff were fantastic and knew their stuff. Caves themselves are amaz...  read more »
  • The tour lasts about 75 kilometers (if weather is good) and includes a 3km walk and a boat ride pequenosimo. The Guide (for the less that we had to us) very nice and says a few particularities of the cave, but is not at all heavy. That Yes, the only "but" is that there is no other way to get that renting a car. There are no buses from Enniskillen, at any time of the year and taxi would be about £50. Super recommended. If you take the brochure "Northern Ireland at a glimpse" of Belfast Tourism Office, you save an entry.
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  • We thoroughly enjoyed these caves. Set in a spectacular landscape the caves themselves are stunning with plenty to see. The guides were knowledgeable and engaging, which is always a bonus. In addition...  read more »
  • Superb experience. A little spooky and very chilly underground. Informative tour, with beautiful scenery. You won't be able to stop looking up, down and all around. Worth it.
  • Best cave in Ireland. Amazing experience. Our guide very good; less the boat driver as was very difficult to understand what she was saying.
  • Kids and adults alike would love the experience. Please note not suitable for kids under 4 years. Very good tour guide. Would most recommend.
  • Came with high expectations and it didn't fail to live up to them. It was a very interesting experience and I really want to go back again. Food in the restaurant was excellent too so I recommend heading here for lunch post-visit
  • Very interesting place, is A lot of interesting points which are successfully lit. I recommend
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