Bridge Inside Skocjan Caves, Slovenia

Bridge Inside Skocjan Caves, Slovenia

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The Skocjan Caves, located in western Slovenia, are a Karstic caves. The name Karst comes from the name of the region, in which the caves are located. Created by the river Reka, which runs for some 30 km until it disappears under the ground. The Skocjan Caves are famous for their diverse stalactite and stalagmite formations among which the limestone pools stand out. It is one of only three locations in Slovenia to be recognised as a world heritage site by UNESCO.

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Marble Arch Caves in North Ireland

Marble Arch Caves in North Ireland

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Marble Arch Caves are one of Europe’s finest show caves allowing visitors to explore a fascinating, natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers. It can trace its history back to 1985 when the Marble Arch Caves were opened as a tourist attraction by Fermanagh District Council. Tours last for 75 minutes and are suitable for people of average fitness. Comfortable walking shoes and a warm sweater are recommended. The caves have good parking, a souvenir shop, restaurant, exhibition area, an audio-visual theatre and are located in a National Nature Reserve. Education Services are available for schools and colleges.

Opening Times:

April – June : 10am – 4.30pm every day
July – August : 10am – 5pm every day
September: 10am – 4.30pm every day
October: 11am – 4pm weekdays – 10am – 4.30pm weekends

Admission Prices:

Adult: £8.75
Child: £5.75
Under 5s: free
Family Ticket: £20.00
Senior (60+): £5.95
Student: £5.95

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Deep Into the Caves of the Earth

Deep Into the Caves of the Earth

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It is very hard to judge the biggest cave of the planet. The cave with the largest chamber is the Malaysian cave Gua Nasib Bagus, located in Gunung Mulu National Park, with the chamber 700 m long chamber called Sarawak Chamber. Another big one is cave at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico, the chamber is 1219 m long and is called the Big Room.

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