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Address: Burren, County Clare, Ireland, Ireland
Phone Number: 0657088030
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Bare limestone plateau characterized by carboniferous limestone...

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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What a terrific beauty!! When the guide was talking about the same I was like ok may some kind of rocks… but never imagined it to be so beautiful. Before we visited it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a terrific beauty!! When the guide was talking about the same I was like ok may some kind of rocks… but never imagined it to be so beautiful. Before we visited it was drizzling so the color of the rock appeared as very clean and fresh…. The wild Atlantic waves splashing the edges were making the sites mesmerizing. Make... More 

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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one place I really looked forward to visiting, not just for the geology (which is very cool), but for the ancient history of this spot, and the wildflowers. We hit it on a good day, misty but not too wet, and that really brought out the colors of both rock and flowers. We had a very informative guide,... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the Burren on our way from the Cliffs of Moher to Galway. The rugged beauty was breathtaking and the drive around the Burren to Ballyvaughan is well worth the extra time along the way to Galway. The November sun and breeze set the scene - which was not at all crowded with tour buses and tourists -... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Burren in north West Clare is one of the must see attractions in Ireland. It is an incredible are for walking. Stone for as far as the eye can see. Very impressive.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The natural beauty of the Burren is something you see in movies. I would have never thought to visit a pile of rocks, we were just driving by to go to other sites, but made a stop because the rocks really looked so cool. If you watched the 7th Harry Potter film, you'd notice that this looks familiar. It might... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The burren is really peaceful and serene. You feel close to nature especially if you're from a big city like London where you live in noise pretty much all the time. It was refreshing to take the fresh air in and enjoy the peaceful calmness of the burren. I would recommend visiting it early in the morning or afternoon while... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Have never before seen anything like this. Very amazing landscape and history about the Irish people

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Stopped by the burren on the way to the cliffs. Its crazy seeing such a karst region in Ireland being from the city you don't imagine sites like this at home. There's not a tree or water in site just pure stone and old cist graves thousands of years old. Loud annoying tourists make it hard to enjoy it I... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

It's a fascinating area of rock and scrub and looks a bit like the moon. We took a tour through it and found it remarkable.

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Cape Breton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Drove through the Burren which is a region of County Clare on the west coast of Ireland. The Burren is made up of hugh limestone sheets. In this karst landscape, farming can be difficult. There is beauty in the short grasses and wild flowers that grow in the deep crevices. Saw portal tombs on the journey. We drove through Ballyvaughan... More 


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