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The Burren

Address: Burren, County Clare, Ireland, Ireland
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5-Day Highlights of Ireland Tour: the Burren...
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Ranked #8 of 71 Attractions in County Clare
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Driving, Walking
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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.
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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Impressive sights and lots of places to stop and take pictures. The only thing is the pictures will never do it justice, check it out.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Free entry, lots of historical sites, but mainly a landscape that makes you fell like walking on another planet.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Burren is an awesome place. Wild, different. Beautiful scenery. Its worthy the drive. Visit on the way to moher

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The Burren is proof of what glaciers can and did do! Beautiful, but not useful land. You must see to totally appreciate. The history of the tombs and ruins is very interesting. Definitely, worth the drive and stops.

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New York City, New York
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Yes, the Cliffs of Moher are the most awesome and visited site in County Clare, Ireland, but I found The Burren, one of Ireland's National Parks, to be fascinating. We stayed in Kinvarra so we had a chance to see a good portion of this glacier-created, interesting landscape with miles of limestone rock hills. We took a walk along The... More

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Buffalo, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This was an unusual site - to see all of the rocky ground in such a concentrated area. Very pretty. But, we are not hikers and I think that would be the best way to see the Burren.

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Sacramento, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is a lovely area to drive through with many stops to view historic tombs and ruins, take pictures, visit the Aillwee Cave and the cheese factory.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Part of a 2 day bus tour I took. Loved the views of the Burren. Truly a wonderful natural piece of the Irish countryside.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The stone that carpets the land is really something to behold and the Poulnabrone Portal Tomb is an intriguing quick stop when driving through.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We drove through the Burren along our drive from Galway to Killarney and found it to be a great way to spend a morning drive. We just wandered along and stopped off at places that looked interesting to us, which meant we got to take in some beautiful sites and peak into history that went as far back as the... More

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