One of Ireland’s most unique and photogenic landscapes, stretching over 160 square km, the Burren, derived from the Gaelic word Boireann meaning ‘rocky place’, is one of the most visited attractions in the Shannon region. Aptly named, the karst topography is characterized by its unusual limestone formations, naturally sculpted through acidic erosion over thousands of years. The natural landscape is an otherworldly terrain - a giant jigsaw of rocks, made up of grikes (fissures) and clints (isolated rocks jutting from the surface), with pockets of lush greenery poking between the expanses of bare rock.

Located at 300 meters above sea level, the Burren lies close to the Atlantic Coastline and the towering Cliffs of Moher, offering incredible views both underfoot and out to sea. It’s not only the rocks that draw thousands of hikers and naturalists to the area, either – the contrasting green spaces are inhabited by around 700 different species of plants and ferns, blossoming with color throughout the summer months and harboring a number of rare specimens.

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Cliffs of Moher and Burren Day Trip Including Dunguaire Castle, Aillwee Cave and Doolin from Galway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

On your journey South to the Cliffs of Moher, listen to your expert driver/guide share the history of the Burren region, an area of exposed limestone terrain, ...  Read more

Location: Galway, Ireland
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $26.96

5-Day Highlights of Ireland Tour: the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

See the highlights of Ireland on a 5-day small-group tour from Dublin! Traveling by luxury minivan, head to Galway and Killarney with an expert guide, checking ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $717.77

Best 2-Day Western Ireland Tour from Dublin by Train: Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Burren and Galway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Explore the highlights of Ireland's stunning west coast on this 2-day trip by rail and coach from Dublin, accompanied by a friendly and informative guide along ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $300.83

Cliffs of Moher tour from Dublin

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Your day trip to Cliffs of Moher departs from Dublin at 7am. Besides the main event there are multiple stops along the way including the Cliffs of Moher, ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.30

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