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The Burren

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Address: The Burren House Farm County Clare, Ireland, Ireland
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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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Relaxing and breathtaking spot!

I just love The Burren! The most part closer to Cloon (Father Ted's House), but it's also breathtaking around Black Head loop. 1. Wear comfortable, hiking shoes! No flip-flops... read more

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Loughrea, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just love The Burren! The most part closer to Cloon (Father Ted's House), but it's also breathtaking around Black Head loop. 1. Wear comfortable, hiking shoes! No flip-flops. Burren has very deep gaps in the limestones, dangerous! It can be slippery too. 2. Take water and something to drink with you - it's a karst landscape, not a city... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hired a private driver from Dromoland Castle and he took us to Cliffs of Moher & also Burren. I didn't know anything about Burren, was just so excited to see the "Cliffs of Insanity" from Princess Bride :) that I remember as a child. So, after our spectacular Cliffs of Moher morning, the driver brought us to Burren &... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

This area is a must see if only for the contrast between it and the rest of Ireland. The landscapes of limestone rock are stark, but very beautiful in their own way. While in the Burren, be sure to visit the Poulnabrone dolmen, a neolithic tomb roughly 5,000 years old -- very interesting.

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Fishers, Indiana
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Our tour bus took us through The Burren as he drove from The Cliffs of Moher to Dromoland Castle. The route he chose immediately took us down a steep drop complete with switchbacks and hairpin tours immediately as we left the Cliffs. Just watching him navigate that was something. Then we drove for quite a while on a narrow road... More 

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

I went to the Burren on a school trip and it was amazing. There is a lot of history in the remaining structures. Definitely a must see!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Hiring a car to drive through this area was a brilliant thing to do. Underground lakes, rocks, limestone formations, caves, abbeys, and more. I was blessed to see two rainbows over the landscapes. The terrain seems otherworldly in some areas. There are many castles, abbeys, churches lakes and sights to see along the way. I love the Burren Perfumery for... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

The Burren is a remarkable landscape, and if you get a nice clear day, be sure to visit. The hike from Gortlecka to Mullaghmore was actually pretty easy, unlike the national park guide that classifies them as "Very Difficult" - we did the hike in 3/4 of the time without a break, and neither of us are super fit! The... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

I had consulted with an Irish born friend about his recommendations for my upcoming trip to Ireland and his first pick was "the Burren". It was our first pick as well and it did not disappoint! The rocky, limestone outcroppings and wild landscapes were reminiscent of a time long past. We spent an entire day exploring and could have stayed... More 

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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The Burren is a barren limestone outcropping that has a human history going back to 4000 BC. Thrilled we went here as there is so much to see and learn. Saw ancient forts, castles, ring forts, and burial sites. The area is rich in significance to humans and to Ireland.

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

A lovely drive through some lovely scenery. Very different to anything else. Well worth a visit. Would have liked more time to enjoy some of the walks

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