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The Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark includes a wide variety of sites of interest in a swathe of countryside extending from the northern shores of Lower Lough Erne in County Fermanagh to the southern shores of Lough Oughter in County Cavan. Jointly managed by both Fermanagh District Council and Cavan County Council, the Geopark promotes this area as one of the premier tourist destination in the North West of Ireland.
Gently rolling drumlins and winding rivers set against a dramatic backdrop of spectacular cliffs, rugged rocky outcrops and upland blanket bog, set the stage for what the Geopark has to offer. Other scenic highlights in the Geopark include the major lake systems of the Erne, MacNean and Oughter, all combining to create a truly sensational blend of beautiful landscapes. But the limelight truly belongs to the Marble Arch Caves and Cuilcagh Mountain both located at the very heart of the Geopark, and home to the Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre.
It’s not just the internationally important natural landscapes that make this area so special. Prehistoric tombs, Iron Age forts, early Christian monasteries, and Plantation Castles are scattered across the landscape. All of these monuments remind us of the intimate relationship that people have had with the landscape since their arrival in Ireland thousands of years ago.
Combine this rich abundance of heritage with the very best of facilities and it becomes obvious why the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark is the perfect location for an activity holiday or just to relax and enjoy beautiful scenery. Given the spectacular and unique landscapes the Geopark has to offer, it is hardly surprising that outdoor recreational facilities are an extremely important part of the Geopark. The vast expanses of open water and the rugged landscapes lend themselves effortlessly to an array of diverse water and land based activities where there is something to suit everyone regardless of their interests.