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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 #7 of 80 Attractions in County Clare
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Activities: Driving, Walking
Owner description: Bare limestone plateau characterized by carboniferous limestone...
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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 300 million years ago.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I have heard The Burren of Ireland described as a `moonscape' and, while I would not go that far, I would certainly say it is unlike most places one will ever see. The closest comparison I would make would be to the Isle of Skye or the more rural areas of Crete; that comparison does not do justice to any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We stoped there just for 15 minutes but I will never forget this place. It's unique, magical and stunning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Just got to be seen. I visit here several times year as I'm only about 40 minutes drive. Summer or Winter it's worth visiting. It's wild and wonderful nature.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Ireland is full of amazing landscapes. This is truly one of them! So vastly different to everything surrounding it. I would love to spend hours if not days exploring this place! If you are going through the area do stop and have a look, from the mountains to the ocean it is just rock and more rock, but it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The Burren is such a cool geographic area. We went to the Burren National Park visitor center in Corofin and took a free bus to the middle of the park. On the way, our driver gave us a history lesson about the area. We had a great hike, the view from the top of the hills is amazing. Make sure... More 

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Dungannon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Never seen anything quite like this, 320 sq km of rock, but all very different, good information of fauna and flora. good to see a natural habitat created and maintained by livestock out-wintering.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

So, you are just getting used to driving to the left and then you experience the tiny roads of the Burren. It's a fun adventure through an awe-inspiring terrain. Spend a good 2 hours driving through it before going to the Cliffs of Moher. It's better to go to Moher at mid-day anyways, so the haze has cleared. The only... More 

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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Maputo, Mozambique
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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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