Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark

Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark



The Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark straddles the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. It is centred on the Marble Arch Caves and in 2001 it became one of the first Geoparks to be designated in Europe.

The Geopark features various sites which demonstrate the geological and wider natural heritage of the area, as well as the cultural heritage relating to 7,000–8,000 years of recorded human occupation since the last ice age. The Marble
Arch Caves Global Geopark is Europe's finest show caves allowing visitors to explore a fascinating, natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers.

Tours of the caves last approximately 75 minutes and are suitable for people of average fitness (comfortable walking shoes and a warm sweater are recommended). Tours of the cave complex start with an underground boat trip, after which your trained guide will conduct you through a variety of cave formations, including the Moses Walk, Porridge Pot and Guardian Angel. Naturally occurring stalactites and stalagmites are also visible throughout your tour.