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The Burren

Burren, County Clare, Ireland, Ireland
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Ranked #8 of 89 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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San Marcos, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We all enjoyed the scenery and ring forts and sheep herding demo in this region. Historical monuments were quite interesting too.

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TX
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

On our Extreme Ireland day tour, we stopped by here after visiting the Clffs of Moher. We climbed up the cliff & had a good look at the limestone formations. Like someone previously mentioned, it was like a mini cliff. The view is amazing. It's interesting to see the small formations of stacked limestone - I assume someone put it... More

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Lees Summit, Missouri, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Take a few hours to drive through this area. We enjoyed learning the history. Start at the tourist information center. They were very helpful and friendly. Lots of tour buses, but still got one to one attention from staff.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Worth stopping through on your way to the Cliffs of Moher, but not worth a separate trip, in my opinion.

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Wisconsin
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24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Awesome place to see and explore! You will be in awe of this type of landscape. Great pictures. There are, in some places, cliffs that look like the Cliffs of Moher, but in a smaller version. And no fog! For sure worth your while to spend some time here! Kids will love it.

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WA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Being here in summer, there is a lot more growth on the Burren. It is quiet but fantastic. History that is 5000 years old is displayed in front of us with growth that is only weeks old. The road upto the tomb is windy but the views are wonderful. Could spend days here but unfortunate time is limited

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Gloucester
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81 reviews 81 reviews
43 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We planned our visit here by looking on Google Earth and setting our sat-nav to what looked like one of the most barren points that we could get to by road. On the way there, we did start to wonder if we were going in the right direction because after about 40 minutes of narrow windy roads, the sat-nav was... More

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Belmont, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Make sure you plenty of gas and have a map or two to find your way around The Burren because there are few places to stop. It is a land of rock and little grass or trees. Not like any other place we have ever seen. The roads are narrow and locals drive them a bit faster that we did... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

What a fascinating part of the world. Would like to return and spend more time just letting it all lift the spirit.

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Perth, Australia
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you have time, take the drive. Be aware the trail is poorly sign posted so a few incorrect turns will be encountered. Spectacular geological/rock formations can be seen in a large number of locations along the way.

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