Marble Arch Caves

Marble Arch Caves


Location: County Fermanagh Map

Tel. 028 6634 8855

Open: end- Mar- June & Sept 10am- 4:30pm daily

July- Aug 10am- 5pm daily

Official site


Description of Marble Arch Caves

The Marble Arch Caves are located in the limestone area of County Fermanagh near Florencecourt in Northern Ireland. The southwestern area is known for the Erne Lakes and for the sandstone plateau of Cuilcagh Mountain, which raises above the landscape to about 670 m above sea level. The weather is influenced by the Atlantic ocean only 56 km away. In the moorland of Cuilcagh Mountain, the rain penetrates into the peat and reaches the rivers only after a very long time. During the summer, the rivers are poor in water, but after heavy precipitation, a large amount of water flows down the slopes where the peat covers the underlying sandstone. From there they walk into the underground passageways of the Marble Arch Caves, which have been explored since 1895 and declared European Geopark in 2004. Part of the Marble Arch Caves are navigated by boats.