Located 50 mi/75 km north of Belfast, Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland, has a number of caves and is often visited by spelunkers.
The most famous of the caves in Rathlin Island is Bruce's Cave. When Scotland's Robert the Bruce hid on the island, he is said to have been inspired by a cave spider weaving its web. The arachnid's persistence persuaded him to go back and fight the English.
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