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Address: Burren, County Clare, Ireland, Ireland
Phone Number: 0657088030
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Activities: Driving, Walking
Description: 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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Another mindblowing scenic route through this rugged country, Sometimes you find incredible spots and never cease to be amased. Take your time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Rimini, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Another mindblowing scenic route through this rugged country, Sometimes you find incredible spots and never cease to be amased. Take your time.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Just getting here was an adventure on the Irish roads. I wish we'd had more time to hike and explore, but we spent an hour here. We had an isolated spot all to ourselves. The best thing you can do in Ireland is rent a car, get a real map, and just go where the road takes you. Amazing what... More 

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blackpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

we were on a 12 day coach tour of Ireland we called in here for a couple of hours (could have done with longer) the car And coach parks were pretty full but the sights and surroundings were beautiful the one blot was poor toilet facilities for the ladies with twenty minute queues the gift shops were heaving

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Fabulous rocky terrain, great walks, wear sensible clothing and follow the advice that tells you the weather is very changeable .... it is .... you can have glorious sunshine and then torrential rain and there is NO shelter from the elements which of course is part of the attraction. We (youngest was 10 years of age) walked the BLUE walk... More 

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ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This area of Co Clare is renowned as an unusual, beautiful landscape. A drive through this national park is a fantastic journey - take in the sights, visit some of the pubs and restaurants (lots of them focus on locally-produced food), see some ruins of megalithic tombs & castles, look out for the rare orchids which flourish here, stay in... More 

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Whangarei, NZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The Burren is a lunar-like landscape covering around 250 sq km in Co Clare, Ireland. It’s very different from the rest of Ireland, it’s strange and surreal and absolutely beautiful. You can find amazing wildlife and plant life here as is evidenced by the perfumery which takes all its flora from the surroundings. There are more than 90 megalithic tombs... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Watch out some roads are very narrow and sometimes there are sheeps on the road! The view over Burren was beautiful!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

We did this impulsively as we were driving around and we're glad we did so. Out in the middle of nowhere in the middle of these stones is Poulnabrone, the Portal Tomb, that dates back to 3,000 BC, older than Stonehenge.

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A visit to The Burren on Ireland's west coast had long been on my bucket list and so we coupled a 4 day stay in the area with a week further up the coast. Although Ireland is not a large country by global standards, the landscape of the Burren is quite unique even within the island of Ireland and can... More 

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County Tipperary, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Mine was a winter visit,a dry bright cold day in February and almost devoid of fellow earthlings.I drove from Ennis and stopped at the ruins of Leamenagh Castle,a Turlough O' Brien residence.Worth reading up on the history of this place,especially Red Mary Mc Mahon who reputedly married 25 times.The Poulnabrone dolmen and other ancient sites are all nearby.Burren is old... More 

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