The Burren

This natural area is filled with rolling hills of cracked limestone and a fascinating range of plant and animal life.

The Burren is an immense natural landscape, featuring a dense forest and a national park with a visitor center. Enjoy excellent views of the Atlantic coastline from the Cliffs of Moher. Visit a famous cathedral built in the 12th century.

Wander across an incredible limestone plateau and discover the finest eroded rock landscapes in Ireland. This area is filled with habitation sites and somber monuments dating back to prehistoric times. You’ll see spectacular views of Cuilcagh Mountain from the Burren Forest.

Explore hazel woodlands and limestone pavements in Burren National Park. This park is regarded as a peaceful natural area deep in the Irish countryside. Burren National Park spans about 3,700 acres (1,500 hectares). Take a guided walk in the park and learn about Burren plants, geology and animals.

South of the Burren are the Cliffs of Moher. These cliffs are some of the most visited attractions in Ireland. See the south cliffs and Hag’s Head from the main platform. Spot cliff-nesting seabirds, including puffins, guillemots and razorbills.

Examine the historic Kilfenora Cathedral, adjacent to the Burren Centre in Kilfenora. Though in a partially ruined state, this cathedral is still considered an architectural marvel. Notice the Gothic sedilia, a group of stone seats in the chancel. Admire the fine carvings on the pillar at the east window.

Visit Burren National Park year-round. There is no admission fee and free visitor parking is available. Plan your adventure at the Burren National Park Information Point, located in the Clare Heritage Centre on Church Street in Corofin,,and join a free guided walk. Note that the information point closes in the colder months.

The Burren spans about 140 square miles (360 square kilometers) and is located in North County Clare and parts of South County Galway. Plan a visit in advance. Allow enough time to explore this large natural wonder.

Accommodation in The Burren

Before traveling to The Burren, lock in your reservation for one of the 11 The Burren accommodation options that are featured in Expedia's extensive travel database.

Commence your quest for the ideal The Burren stay by looking into the rates and amenities at the high-rating Gregans Castle Hotel, at The Burren, and the Hotel Doolin, at Fitzcross. Alternatively, in the lower price category, there is also the Royal Spa Hotel and the Sheedy's Country House Hotel. The Royal Spa Hotel is at Main Street, while the Sheedy's Country House Hotel is situated at Lisdoonvarna.


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