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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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Gloucester
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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336 reviews 336 reviews
118 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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Hartsville, South Carolina, United States
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138 reviews 138 reviews
56 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We rented a car and drove around The Burren. There are so many things to see. Caves, Castles, Nature, etc....We had poor weather and we still enjoyed ourselves. Good to do the Cliffs of Moher and The Burren on the same day. Take you time and enjoy

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It was a unique experience. I was grateful our driver Allen of McComb's Tours let us off the coach to take pictures. I would've liked to spend more time here.

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Calgary, AB
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91 reviews 91 reviews
40 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The scenery, the geology, the rock walls all simply stunning. A very different area to see. On the drive you can see ring forts, an ancient burial site, castle and caves.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The area from Kinvarra to Doolin is labelled as The Burren, and most hiking trails lead over some part of it. But there are apparently some significant sights to trek, which require planning and time. The landscape is barren and flat, but the flora and fauna is quite unique and worth the experience. The variety of sheep scattered along the... More

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Brookville, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I researched about the Burren before we took our family trip, but the photos of the area were just the tip of the iceberg. The limestone hills were immense and the coastal areas were amazing to see. The area around Black Head is a must see! From Doolin, drive northeast to Ballyvaughan on the Corkscrew Hill you will see a... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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155 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Followed our GPS for the Burren Park Visitors Centre but got terribly lost on very narrow Irish roads. The whole area is very poorly sign-posted. However finally we found someone local who was very friendly and helpful. The limestone rock formation is very special and we walked though a number of areas to see the rock formation and beautiful wild... More

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