Marble Arch Caves
Advance Booking is recommended particularly at peak times such as weekends, public/bank holidays and in school holidays
Booking at least 2 days in advance in July and August is strongly recommended.
Booking can be made by telephoning +44 (0) 28 6632 1815 from 9:00am daily.
Please be aware that you may have a long wait if you do not book in advance.
Cave tours may not be available after heavy rain so please contact us prior to departure.
Dates and Times of Operation – 2019
Marble Arch Caves will reopen to the public on the 15 March 2019
January – February 2019
March 15 – June
10:00am – 4.00pm every day
(Please note: Marble Arch Caves are closed from 17 June – 26 June inclusive)
July – August
9.00am – 6:00pm every day
10:00am – 4.00pm every day
10:30am – 3:00pm every day
Bank Holidays in NI
9:00am – 6:00pm; St.Patrick’s Day 17 & 18 March 10:00am – 6:00pm
Admission Prices – 2019
Under 5’s go free but must still have a ticket
Family Ticket £29.50 ( 2 adults and 3 Children)
Family Ticket £26.00 ( 2 adults and 2 Children)
Senior Concession (60+) £7.50
Student Concession £7.50
(Valid ID required for concessions)
Please contact Marble Arch Caves for information on Group Admission prices. Prices may be subject to change.
Marble Arch Café
Free Audio Visual Presentation
Toilets and Baby Changing Facilities
Please contact Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre to make a group booking.
The Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre, car park, 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 showcave 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, to make purchases in the souvenir shop or Marble Arch Cafe.
Do you accept Euros?
Yes, we accept Euro notes only and change is given in Sterling.
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.