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The Burren

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Address: The Burren House Farm County Clare, Ireland, Ireland
Phone Number: 0657088030
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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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A great ride in an ancient world, surrounded by castles and abandoned cottages. Well worth the trip.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great ride in an ancient world, surrounded by castles and abandoned cottages. Well worth the trip.

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A worldwide unique geological and botanical location. One of a kind. Rugged and windswept like to other location in Ireland, yet still very beautiful. You will not find a location like it anywhere else in the world.

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Malmo, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was pouring down when we reached the Burren, but it kind of added to the trip. The land is harsh and barren; the fog, the rain, and the wind made for some eery photos. Dress warm and don't cancel just because of the bad weather.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Written from a driving point of view and not based on experiences of The Burren Visitor Centre or any other attractions in the area. This is a fantastic coastal drive best commenced from the village of Doolin on the Wild Atlantic way and driven North. What you will see here is the karst landscape that is the main feature of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With all that exposed bedrock, and so much land fit only for grazing, it’s no wonder they dubbed this picturesque landscape the barrens. It’s quite interesting to visit the district, especially if you know some details of its geology and history. If you aren’t taking a guided tour, take some time to read up on The Burren beforehand.

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Carlisle, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You could drive through the Burren without every really appreciating it. You can stop off in several places and look around for yourself, but a guide and naturalist will enhance your understanding of the importance and history of this area. Much of western Ireland (indeed, all of Ireland) has a foundation of rock. The Burren is an area that just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This area is very beautiful and unique. My kids were very happy. If you don't like hiking don't bother as there are lots of rocks beautiful ones though and very unique indeed. We loved Poulnabrone Portal Tomb. Very educational as well.

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Carlton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This was a drive by and not any type of tour that we could see. The area is beautiful and there are more castles and ruins than you can really take pictures of if you want to get down the road.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Having an Irish husband, it is a blessing that this American gets to visit Ireland often. One of my favorite places is the eerie and magnificent Burren. All things stressful disappear with a coastal drive up the Wild Atlantic Way and a trip into the Burren. This trip we are renting a cottage by the sea for two weeks in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

From the beautiful coastal village of Doolin it is hard to imagine the desolate landscape of The Burren. It is equally hard to imagine that people lived in that area for centuries despite the rocky ground and sparse vegetation, but it is evident they did live there. Take the time to drive through the area and explore all the little... More 

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