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Alcock and Brown Landing Site

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Address: Derrygimlagh Bog, Clifden, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-91-563081
Description: The site where John Alcock and Arthur Brown landed following their...
The site where John Alcock and Arthur Brown landed following their historic cross-Atlantic flight in 1919.
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Historic Site in need of more care

Lovely walk to this historic site which marks the landing place of the first trans-atlantic site. Lots of Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Stonechats, Black-faced Sheep and turf banks to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Ennis, Ireland
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Tourist Board needs to make something of this!!! There is great potential for a visitors' centre.

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Walton-on-Thames
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Its a wild basic place so you get a feel of what it's might have been like to land there. No amenities. Read up on event before you go helps a lot.

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Ennis, Ireland
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Unfortunately our visit to Alcok and Brown Landing Site was not what we thought it would be. We arrived at the sign which had arrow pointing to landing site, we started out in that direction but unforunately we could not get through the bog water streams. We expected that there would be a path with pointers. We were unable to... More 

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wales
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44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

difficult to find, difficult to get to and really nothing there when you eventually do arrive. The Marconi station is adjacent and that is but a tumbled down wall. A huge disappointment.

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Ennis, Ireland
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Lovely walk to this historic site which marks the landing place of the first trans-atlantic site. Lots of Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Stonechats, Black-faced Sheep and turf banks to see in a beautiful scenic area. Quiet relaxing twenty minute walk into the site. However more information at the site as well as a good coat of paint would add a lot... More 

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Glasgow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A difficult place to find. Like others, we parked before the gate. I'm not precious about my car but the road is very rutted and probably not a great idea unless you have a 4x4. There's nothing on the gate to suggest that you can drive through and no indication of the distance to the memorial from the gate. We... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It seems efforts were made at some point to mark this historic location but at this point it is well forgotten, and a monument directs you 500m away across marshy land to the landing site.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We visited this site on the 7th of June with our 3 children(12, 9 and 5) and my mother in law who is in her 70's. The access is fine by foot and we found it probably best to park your car before the gate and walk the rest of the way. We all found this no problem. We were... More 

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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Having spotted the Alcock & Brown "memorial" on the map whilst taking the late afternoon sun (really!) in Clifden, we decided to divert there en route back to Galway. A barely noticeable sign off the main road directed us up a single track road, with very few passing places and quickly changing from Tarmac to graded track, which eventually became... More 

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Westport, Ireland
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46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is by no means an easy place to find! Keep your eyes peeled for signs as they are few and far between! However, it's worth the effort. The bleakness of the surrounding bogland brings home the reality of what it must have been like to make such a flight and land where they did. The monument is impressive and... More 

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Additional Information about Alcock and Brown Landing Site

Address: Derrygimlagh Bog, Clifden, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-91-563081
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Clifden

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