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The Burren

Burren, County Clare, Ireland, Ireland
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Ranked #12 of 90 Attractions in County Clare
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Driving, Walking
Owner description: Bare limestone plateau characterized by carboniferous limestone abounding in corals, mollusks and other fossils that lived in the shallow seas over... more » Owner description: Bare limestone plateau characterized by carboniferous limestone abounding in corals, mollusks and other fossils that lived in the shallow seas over 300 million years ago. « less
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Phoenix, Arizona, Usa
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Rocks and mountains in the middle of green. The roads are on the GPS, so drive carefully. Many tight narrow roads.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It can be kind of dangerous on you own walking through some parts of the park covered in limestone, but its something you won't see anywhere else in the world

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Just added more time to the day and Cliffs and Galway were better. It is a long day and after a while we got tired. It was pretty though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you are looking to see all the faces of Ireland then this drive is a must do. The scenery is wild and rugged and a steep contrast to the south of Ireland.

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minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

When you're here you feel like you're on the moon or somewhere out of this world because it's all rocks. It's a very neat place!

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Australia
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17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We drove through here on our way to the Cliffs of Moher. It is hard to explain because I have not seen anything like this before. It is like lava flows but the colour seems wrong. I have had it explained as like a moonscape and perhaps that sort of explains it. Definitely worth viewing as it is strange and... More

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Beautiful landscape; unlike any we've ever seen. We took a short drive through and area and stopped at a Poulnabrone dolmen in the Burren, County Clare, Ireland. So glad we took a short detour. Very interesting.

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

If I was single or my husband and I have no kids yet, we'll definitely go and explore The Burren. After Cliffs of Moher, I planned to visit the National Burren Park for the kids to enjoy. Totally have no idea what I was in for since the site only showed lovely flowers, birds and amazing rocks and stones. We... More

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utrecht
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I have never seen landscape like this. From our hotel in galway we could already see the white hills across the bay but driving though it is really somtehing special. Unortunately we could not get out of the bus as much as I wanted to but still....

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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We would have missed it if not for the picture that titles this page. You can just stand there and seem to soak in the history, from the formation of the earth to mans early attempts at building, religion, it is a must to read the information found at the site, I took pictures of them so I won't forget.... More

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