The Burren, County Clare

#4 of 42 in Parks in County Clare
Witness the natural wonder of The Burren, an area that is both rocky and fertile. “Burren” comes from an Irish word meaning “a rocky place,” which fits because the area is full of exposed limestone. Take in gorgeous views of the rugged shoreline cliffs. Tour the karst hills of the region, which are rich in historic and archeological sites, including several megalithic tombs, portal dolmens, and the nearby Corcomroe Abbey. The area also features a wealth of flora, fauna, and herbs. Leave time to visit the 1,500 hectare (3,707 acre) Burren National Park, located in the southeastern corner of the region. To visit The Burren and other attractions in County Clare, use our County Clare vacation app .
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  • This is surrounded by one of the most peculiar landscapes on the planet - parts look almost lunar, while the cracks and spaces in between are lush and green. You find acid loving flowers growing almos...  more »
  • Bizarre stone formations, rough nature, little vegation, nevertheless very impressive. There are various hiking trails and parking facilities, you can visit a castle and is quickly by the sea. Extraordinary and of unique beauty.
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