The caves are in a limestone belt, approximately 1.5 kilometres wide
and 14 kilometres long that was formed about 440 million years ago
from the shells and skeletons of sea animals. About 40 million years
ago, the whole area was pushed 1,200 metres above sea level.
there are six caves open for inspection including North Glory Cave,
Glory Hole Cave (for self-guided tours), Jillabenan Cave and Jersey
Cave (for guided tours) and the Castle and Harrie Wood caves (by
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