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

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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great natural beauty

amazing vistas and peaceful walks that you can enjoy. pack a picnic and spend some quality time with nature.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Shiba M
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing vistas and peaceful walks that you can enjoy. pack a picnic and spend some quality time with nature.

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Thank Shiba M
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Burren is a true example of how nature has shaped the world. The massive expanse of rocks and hills leaves you feeling so small in such a big world. We did a bit of climbing and were able to get great shots of the ocean and skyline of Galway city on the distance.

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London, United Kingdom
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306 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this area is fascinating - a moon scape of limestone slabs with rich biodiversity . spring is probably best time to visit for the wild flower meadows

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I lived the drive through the amazing Burren. I was so pleased to have had a day tour with Barrett Tours. One of the brief but interesting stops was at Leamenagh Castle. There was an interesting historical story of love, war and fiery redheads. Being a castle chaser, I loved this quick view and photo opportunity. It's in a state... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had never seen anything like this. It's amazing that Irish folk can eke out a living here. Miles and miles of rock, rock, rock. The name means "great rock" - they weren't kidding! It's on the way to Doolin so you won't miss it!

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It took me a while to realize as I absorbed the rock walls and fields just how hard it must have been, and how long it must taken to clear those fields of the rock that is "The Burren". The sheer physical effort to clear just a patch must have taken families years if not generations. The experience has dramatically... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not really sure this was worth the drive but we can at least say we were there. There are other sites in this area I found to be much more worth the time and effort.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting this area in the West of Ireland should be a must for every tourist - just to appreciate the lush greenery of the rest of the Emerald Isle even more. Even though it's desolate, rocky and wind-buffeted, the area has some kind of dreary beauty to it and it captures the eye - you can't stop just looking around,... More 

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Hendaye, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We toured the Burren by car on our way from the Cliffs of Moher to Galway, following the road signs. It is not a fixed place but rather an area with impressive rocky hills and almost no houses. The roads are very narrow and challenging, especially if a car comes from the opposite direction. There are a few parking bays... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Take the walk over the stones from the road, well worth it and a great site. Watch for crevices in the rocks, but this is a special place.

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