Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark
The Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark is established across almost 20,000 hectares of public land in counties Fermanagh and Cavan and is jointly managed by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and Cavan County Council.
The UNESCO Global Geopark is home to a fascinating variety of geology, natural landscapes and historic relics. Major lakes, gently rolling drumlins and winding rivers are set against the dramatic backdrop of spectacular cliffs, rugged outcrops, hidden caves and a fabulous array of natural habitats and species.
It also contains prehistoric tombs, Iron Age forts, early Christian monasteries and Plantation Castles – all of which have good public access all year round.
Marble Arch Caves, a flagship site within the UNESCO Global Geopark, is one of the finest showcaves in Europe where visitors are guided through a mesmerising natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers. Cuilcagh Mountain, the highest point in counties Fermanagh and Cavan, is deservedly popular with hill walkers while Cavan Burren Park allows people to explore amazing prehistoric tombs.
In November 2015, the Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark was awarded UNESCO status making it Northern Ireland’s second only UNESCO supported location alongside the Giant’s Causeway in Co. Antrim. UNESCO Global Geopark status is awarded to areas with internationally important geological heritage that also have a sustainable tourism strategy so that they benefit the local and regional economy.
For further information on the Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark and to plan your visit log on to www.marblearchcavesgeopark.com or telephone the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark on +44 (0)28 6634 8855.