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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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Otherworldly

The Burren is one of those landscapes that really transport you into somewhere else because there is nowhere else quite like it. Even with busloads of tourists being driven... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Burren is one of those landscapes that really transport you into somewhere else because there is nowhere else quite like it. Even with busloads of tourists being driven through its narrow winding tracks, it remains otherworldly. Probably the most stunning drive (if you are not afraid of a bit of semi-offroading) is the Green Road that circles Abbey Hill.

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Pakenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is one attraction for which you'll need a road map because the area is vast and without a map finding anything you want to see it very difficult. However if you just want to drive around and look at the landscape at random then you have come to the right place. The only place in the UK which is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A desolate area with an atmosphere of mystery and wonder. The cows in the pasture next to it only add to the experience. Look around and explore you may just find a fairy fort!

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

As we were driving in The Burren we ran across this structure. While in Ireland you will see remnants of the past to explore. This place was worth exploring. You really have to pay attentions to the signs on the road to catch some of these Charmers or you might miss them.

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Creswell, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

The road has many "bends" as the Irish like to call curves in the road. You will meet tour buses at unexpected times on those curves. On our drive to Galway, we passed through many desolate rock-filled landscapes, but it was an interesting contrast to what we had seen before

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Leaving the Cliffs of Moher drove through the Burren to get to Galway. Winding roads will take you past incredible barren lunar landscape. Well worth stopping and take in what's around you.

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Ennis, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I went to visit some ring forts in the Burren with some people as part of my work on the Streetwise programme, Brothers Charity. We met a man called Tony, he is a tour guide from Heart of the Burren tours. We went to An Rath first, it is an earth ring fort surrounded by trees. It was very good... More 

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Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A very unique and beautiful place and well worth spending a few days looking around. The rock formations down at the sea are amazing.

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Ennis, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

As part of my work on the Streetwise programme with the brothers of charity, I went to visit some ringforts in the Burren. We went to An Rath and Cahermore. We met with Tony from the Heart of the Burren tours and he showed us around and taught us about nature, heritage and the sites it was interesting first we... More 

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Westbury, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It's hard to describe the landscape--rocky and rather forbidding, but with much hidden beauty when viewed up close, with hundreds of tiny plants and flowers growing in the most improbable places! Massive, ancient rock formations everywhere, dotted with stone tomb entrances and other mystic places--a really beautiful, serene area. Much history, hiking, and silent, peaceful open spaces--well worth the drive,... More 

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Address: Burren, County Clare, Ireland, Ireland
Phone Number: 0657088030
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare

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