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Address: Ballyvaughan, Ireland
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A striking collection of prehistoric underground caves.

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Well-signed off of N67 to the R480, the grounds also offer a cheese stand, and birds of prey demonstration. The caves are a 35 minute walking tour. It is always guided. Although... read more

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Galway, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Met by a lovely helpful lady on the gate who informed us of times of the Birds of Prey display and advised us of order to do things in. My little boy got talking to the lovely Clodagh and Ian about his favourite birds vultures,they went out of their way to make the day special they even got him special... More 

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Portage, Michigan
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my absolute favorite attraction that wasn't a castle. The cave was very cool and our tour guide was great, but the real gem here is the Birds of Prey exhibit! 😍😍 We got the pleasure of watching Batty fly as well as two of his friends (a grumpy barn owl named Jess and a falcon). The presentation was... More 

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East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing look at what nature can do! Hard to believe that bears could hibernate there in small spaces. When the Lights were turned off it was dark and you literally could not see your hand directly in front of your face! Not a scary experience. Small entrance fee. Tours left every half hour. The hardest part of the trip could... More 

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Wilton Manors, Florida
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188 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are from the USA, visit a cave here. This one had the most ridiculous long narrow entry and exit. This was NOT my first cave.

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Thank valerie115
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267 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well-signed off of N67 to the R480, the grounds also offer a cheese stand, and birds of prey demonstration. The caves are a 35 minute walking tour. It is always guided. Although there are some slick and wet areas, normal footwear should suffice. Pictures are allowed throughout. (I would advice not to use a flash if you can, although flashes... More 

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Wexford, Ireland
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As you'll see from the title, the weather won't bother you here. First there's a really fantastic aviary where you can see all kinds of wild birds of prey. The staff are really knowledgeable and very friendly. It's a great place to go if you are interested in wildlife or even if you're a city slicker and haven't a clue... More 

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Cleckheaton, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ailwee cave is a nice walk around an Irish cave and lovely history in there and plenty of Stalactites.

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Thank Claretwayno
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44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the Ailwee Caves. It's a very different experience to the nearby Doolin Caves - Ailwee is much more commercial and that has its pros and cons. The centre is well-equipped and benefits from the affiliation with the adjacent Birds of Prey Centre and Farm Shop (both excellent). It has a cafe, great parking, a souvenir shop etc and... More 

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Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this tour! Well worth it, plus the birds of prey centre with display. Very well organised and interesting facts about the cave and the local area of the Burren. Highly recommended

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Dublin, Ireland
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64 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are actually a couple of things to do when you enter the "cave site". When entering the gate we had to purchase the tickets from a nice lady, either the caves or see the birds of prey or get the combined ticket. The birds of prey run several times and if you happen to arrival when the show is... More 

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