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Alcock and Brown Landing Site

Derrygimlagh Bog, Clifden, Ireland
353-91-563081
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Ranked #7 of 8 Attractions in Clifden
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
Owner description: The site where John Alcock and Arthur Brown landed following their historic cross-Atlantic flight...
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
Owner description: The site where John Alcock and Arthur Brown landed following their historic cross-Atlantic flight in 1919.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Thanks to the images here on Tripadvisor we localized the spot. We didn't hike our way into the swamp for the extra 500 meters, still impressive to see the surroundings. Can you imagine having flewn all the way accross the Atlantic and then landing somewhere in this rocky space landscape, with some nasty cliffs and tiny walls all over the... More 

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London, UK
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24 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Being an aircraft buff I had to see where A&B landed. It's a slight walk from the Marconi Station to the white mound, but then you discover that they actually landed 500 metres away. Maybe it's too boggy to put up a marker, but at least you can get an idea of the terrain that they had to land on.... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were unsure were we making a mistake as it's not very clear where it is. You really need o park up and walk out on the bog road until you eventually see this white cone structure in an elevated position. A trip up to the memorial accross the road and up the hill about a mile or so is... More 

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Clonmel, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Can you imagine, flying in open air from America and then landing in a Bog near Clifdem, What a Shock that must have been

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wicklow
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We agree with previous review.There is nothing to mark the actual landing site.After searching for two hours we could find no trace of actual site. See photo.

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County Galway, Ireland
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Shame that this was not in any promotional material available , again it was only through personal knowledge that we found the site.Not sign posted very well and obviously on private property. Glad we persevered.

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northern ireland
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181 reviews 181 reviews
34 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a very historic place to visit and I really enjoyed seeing where Alcock and Brown Landed. I liked everything about it.

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Oxon
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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We found ourselves heading to the remnants of Marconi's wireless station over a pleasant pathway about 1/2 mile from the roadway. The station was clearly an enormous undertaking in the 1920's and I understand that the bare concrete remains are planned to be the centre of a major visitor centre. Nearby, there stands a white "gherkin" like structure on which... More 

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Marion, IN
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

There is a large airplane-tail shaped marker at this site on the Errislannan peninsula. We stopped because it was on the way to the cottage we were staying in. It is an interesting historical tidbit as Alcock and Brown's flight predates Lindbergh's by four years, but not worth driving out just to see it.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My husband was very keen to see this , I was less so! But although it was in the middle of nowhere...a boggy part of Connemara, the weather was good, the skylarks singing ,and I could just imagine Alcock and Brown crashing to earth and being thoroughly glad to hit terra firma...worth a visit.

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