Marble Arch Caves
Advance Booking is recommended particularly at peak times such as weekends, public/bank holidays and in school holidays. Booking can be made by telephoning +44 (0) 28 6634 8855 from 9:00am daily. Cave tours may not be available after heavy rain so please contact us prior to departure.
Dates and Times of Operation
Please call us for details of March opening hours. Marble Arch Caves will open for the 2017 season on the 13th March 2017.
MArch 13th - June
10am – 4.30pm every day
July – August
10am – 5pm every day
10am – 4.30pm every day
10:30am – 3:00pm every day
November – February
Under 5′s go free but must still have a ticket
Family Ticket £26.00 ( 2 adults and 3 Children)
Family Ticket £23.00 ( 2 adults and 2 Children)
Senior Concession (60+) £6.75
Student Concession £6.75
(Valid ID required for concessions)
Please contact Marble Arch Caves for information on Group Admission prices. Prices maybe subject to change.
Toilets and Baby Changing Facilities
Free Audio Visual Presentation
Please contact Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre to make a group booking
The Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre; carpark; audio visual presentation; souvenir shop; toilets; and restaurant are fully accessible. To exit the Showcave visitors are required to climb over 150 steps; therefore the attraction is not accessible for wheelchairs or prams/pushchair. A moderate level of fitness is required to take part in the showcave tour.
Frequently Asked Question’s
What is on offer at the Marble Arch Caves?
Visitors to the Marble Arch Caves can experience a fascinating natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers while stunningly beautiful cave formations glisten all around. Tour groups depart the visitor centre throughout the day, in the care of one of our enthusiastic and interesting tour guides. The tour consists of a short walk down through the Marble Arch National Nature Reserve; a relaxing 10 minute underground boat journey; and a pleasant stroll of approximately 1.5km through the showcave. There are a few sets of steps within the showcave system and 150 steps to exit the cave. Your tour guide will pause along the way to give a fun; interesting; and educational commentary suitable for all age groups to engage with and enjoy.
How long does the guided tour last?
The guided tour lasts 75 minutes; however, in the event of heavy or persistent rain the length of tour may be changed to reflect water levels inside the cave.
Is it worth going on a tour if the boats are not running?
Absolutely. Most of the cave can usually be accessed even if the boats are not running.
What should I wear?
Normal clothing is adequate for the journey. High heels are not recommended and a cardigan, jumper or jacket should be worn underground.
Can I take photographs?
Photographs are permitted for private purposes only.
Should I book in advance?
Advance Booking is recommended particularly at peak times such as weekends, public/bank holidays and in school holidays. Booking can be made by telephoning +44 (0) 28 6634 8855 from 9:00am daily.
Do you have an ATM?
No, we do not have an ATM onsite.
Can I use my debit/credit card to pay?
Yes, with the exception of American Express, all debit and credit cards can be used to purchase tickets or to make purchases in the souvenir shop. The Restaurant does not currently accept credit/debit cards for purchases.
Do you accept Euros?
Yes, we accept Euro notes and coins.
Is the tour suitable for all age groups?
Yes, the tour is suitable for and enjoyed by people of all ages.
Anyone with a medical condition, or who is under medical treatment or unwell, should seek advice from the Duty Officer before commencing the journey.
Is the cave wheelchair accessible?
No, unfortunately the cave is not wheelchair accessible.