EXPLORE THE WONDERS OF MARBLE ARCH CAVES A NATURAL WONDER IN IRELAND
Not far from Belmore Court & Motel are the Marble Arch Caves, a geological marvel located in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Visitors will be transported to a world of stunning limestone formations, winding underground rivers, and otherworldly stalactites and stalagmites. The Marble Arch Caves are a true natural wonder, and visitors of all ages will be enchanted by this unique subterranean world.
They are a major tourist attraction, set in the picturesque foothills of Cuilcagh Mountain, just a short journey from the island town of Enniskillen in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
The landscape encompassing the Marble Arch Caves was formed over 340 million years ago. Today, this natural environment of caves, rivers, mountains, ancient woodlands, waterfalls and gorges offers an opportunity for visitors to enjoy the incredible range of activities and experiences the Caves have to offer.
Adventures at Marble Arch Caves
DISCOVER the CAVES - A GEOLOGICAL MARVEL
The geology of the Caves is truly remarkable, and visitors will be awed by the intricate formations and unique features found throughout the cave system. From the twisting underground rivers to the sparkling stalactites and stalagmites, the Marble Arch Caves offer a glimpse into the natural beauty and wonder of our world.
PLAN YOUR VISIT - WHAT TO EXPECT AND HOW TO GET THERE
Planning a visit to the Marble Arch is easy, with plenty of information available on the official website. Visitors can expect to spend several hours exploring the cave system, with guided tours available to help navigate the twists and turns of the underground passages. The visitor centre is the perfect place to start, with helpful staff on hand to answer any questions and provide assistance.
THE HISTORY AND FORMATION OF MARBLE ARCH CAVES
The history and formation of the Caves is a fascinating topic, and visitors can learn more about this unique natural wonder by exploring the exhibits and displays in the visitor centre. From the role of glaciation in shaping the landscape to the stories of the people who first explored the caves, there is much to discover and learn.
ACTIVITIES AND TOURS - EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF THE CAVES
THE IMPORTANCE OF CONSERVATION - PRESERVING MARBLE ARCH CAVES FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
ACCOMMODATION AND NEARBY ATTRACTIONS - WHERE TO STAY AND WHAT TO SEE
Overall, visiting the Marble Arch Caves is an unforgettable experience that will leave visitors with memories to last a lifetime. This unique natural wonder is genuinely one of the gems of Ireland, and visitors of all ages will be enchanted by its beauty, history, and natural wonder.
Free Parking: Car and campervan parking is available. Buses and coaches, pick-up and drop-off are available in front of building entrance along with parking allocated bays.
This guide is designed to help provide information on areas that may be helpful for people with access requirements.
There are 5 designated spaces for people who hold a Blue Badge in the main carpark next to the main entrance to the Visitor Centre. Patrons are advised not to use these spaces unless entitled to do so, with their Blue Badge displayed prominently. A drop off point is available to the left of the front entrance door.
Getting to the Venue
There are two entrances from the car park area:
1) A footpath from the car park to main entrance. 2) A tarmac lane around the side of the visitor centre to the entrance at the back of the building.
There are dropped kerbs along the footpaths from the car park and a ramped approach up to the front entrance doors.
To enter Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre, you must first go through the main glass doors into a large entrance area. The doors are not automatic but there is a bell on the right-hand side if you require assistance.
The reception desk is to the right of the Main Entrance Area. The reception desk has a lowered level on the right-hand side. Please make staff aware if you need to use the system.
There are displays in the middle and sides of the visitor centre showing the formation, history and geology of the Marble Arch Caves.
The area is a large open space with a level floor.
To get to the meeting room space there are two small steps, handrails are not provided. If a person needs to use a ramp to enter the room please make staff aware. The furniture can be easily moved to suit the customer`s requirements.
The souvenir shop can be found just past the reception area. The souvenirs are displayed along the walls and middle of the room.
There is an accessible toilet located to the right before the reception area of the main visitor centre. There is an emergency alarm cord beside the Toilet.
Stairs in Visitor Centre
There is only one area of stairs in the visitor centre. The stairs are in the middle of the main entrance building. The stairs have handrails on both sides. There are two flights of stairs with a landing between them. The stairs lead to the lower level where the Cafe, Audio Visual Room and Cave Tour waiting area are located. A lift is available to the restaurant, Audio Visual Room and waiting area on the lower level. The lift is opposite the reception area.
The flooring throughout is level and green in colour.
Marble Arch Caves Tour
The Cave Tour is approximately 75 minutes in duration. The tour consists of a subterranean boat trip followed by a walking tour. The tour is led by a trained guide and consists of embarking and disembarking from a subterranean boat, walking along discrete lighted pathways and negotiating hand railed steps (there are see-through panels between the steps). The show cave is not accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs/prams.
VR Tour Room
Located on the lower level of the Visitor Centre, the entrance doors are wide and double doors. There are discrete lighting however main lights can be switched on. The room permits inclusive access.
Marble Arch Café
The café is located past the souvenir shop on the lower level of the visitor centre, there is a lift available, (opposite reception desk) which provides access to the lower level or alternatively it can be reached around the side of the visitor centre and through the entrances at the back. The furniture can be easily moved to accommodate the customer.
Facilities for those with Visual Impairments
Guide/Assistance Dogs are welcome in the visitor centre. If you are using a Guide/Assistance Dog, please let reception know so they can provide you with a best possible service.
Personal Assistance Support Scheme (PASS)
PASS is available for people who have a disability who require the assistance of a companion in order to attend the Marble Arch Caves and are entitled to a complimentary ticket for their companion.
The person with a disability must first register their details with the Marble Arch Caves before the personal assistance support scheme can be availed of, registration form can be accessed via the link below or contact our Customer Service Team on +0044 (0)28 6632 1815 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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