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“Still breathtaking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher
R478 | Near Liscannor Village, Ireland
+353 065 7086141
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Ranked #3 of 88 attractions in County Clare
Type: Geologic Formations, Lookouts, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Trails
Activities: Driving, Hiking
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Owner description: Scenic cliffs stretching 700 feet over the rugged Atlantic coast. A short walk to O'Brien's Tower provides an excellent lookout on Ireland's beautiful western shoreline.
Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Still breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

The cliffs were a popular tourist attraction when I was a child and they still are today. My family of two adults and three young children managed to visit on a rare dry day!
The new visitor centre enhances the experience by offering a modern, spacious and interesting refuge from the usual bad weather in the area! The facilities are clean and very family friendly, offering things for kids to do and visual presentations, even a cafe! The centre is easily accessible for wheelchair and stroller users.
The gift shop is big and was very busy when we were there. There are souvenirs specific to the cliffs available for purchase.
The cliffs themselves are always beautiful and well worth the drive along the narrow roads to get there. The cliffs are easy to find by following the many signposts.
The pathways for visitors have been modernised allowing wheelchair and stroller access to the cliffs. I was slightly apprehensive about taking my energetic sons to very high cliffs but the new paths kept them very safe without blocking their view or getting in the way of photo opportunities. There are other paths along the cliffs but they fall outside the premise of the visitors centre and so are not accessible to wheelchairs or strollers.
The whole experience is amazing and thoroughly reccomended!

Visited August 2013
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Madrid, Spain
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“A must-see in Ireland”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

A must-see in Ireland. Well prepared for sightseeing with good parking facilities. Perhaps a little too crowded sometimes but this is a place one should visit.

Visited August 2013
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Limerick, Ireland
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“Breathtaking views and excellent facilities”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I live quite near the cliffs but hadn't been there for 10 or more years until - the usual story - I took an Australian visitor to see them a couple of weeks ago. Since I last visited there have been major developments, quite controversial at the time, but the effect is to complement the incomparable views with exactly the right kind of support facilities. First of all the views. You can walk along a path near to, but not on, the cliff edge for about 2 km in each direction and the views of the cliffs and the ocean are stunning. It is at its best in windy showery weather - common enough in Ireland - when the shafts of sunlight alternate with scudding rain storms from the Atlantic. You can easily spend an hour or two just looking. The new facilities are ingeniously embedded into the hillside and include an excellent interpretive centre with interesting and educational displays for all ages, a good little cafe and a series of small souvenir shops. The main car park is across the road from the centre but it is just a short walk of 100m or less. My young Oz visitor was seriously impressed and I was too. One important note : the charge is for car parking but is levied per adult occupant. In theory you could park somewhere else and see the cliffs (but not the centre) for nothing. In the interests of road safety and public spirit I would strongly advise against that.

Visited August 2013
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Aurora, Colorado
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“Breathtaking views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Don't miss this. Plan for the entire day to take in a enjoyable 4km hike with phenomenal views along the way. If you are adventurous, hike north and down from the visitors center to Doolin town. A great adventure!

Visited July 2013
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Washington, DC
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Just beautiful--a must see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I can't remember where we started out from, but the cliffs seemed like a long drive and I kept think "really, is this going to be worth it?" But the answer was absolutely yes! The Cliffs of Moher are beautiful, breath-taking, magical...and many other descriptors. The weather was a bit cold, and windy...we were there about an hour before the rain started--but I can't describe how wonderful it was to see these cliffs...it was very peaceful even though other tourists were there. I could imagine going back with a packed lunch and enjoying a day of reflection! The visitors center is worth it as well!.

Visited October 2012
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