Ireland is world famous for its many spectacular natural settings, with the rugged coastlines providing many dramatic landscapes and viewing points, particularly along the west coast, known as the Wild Atlantic Way. Although places like Mayo and Galway can feel far away, many of these are well within travelling distance of Cork. In just a few short hours, you could be out surverying the incredible views on offer at the Cliffs of Moher.
The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s most impressive attractions, with a worldwide reputation for the outstanding views on offer there. With a range of scenes stretching far and wide, the Cliffs of Moher will show you as far down as the Blasket Islands in Kerry, all the way up to Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. With the likes of the Twelve Pins Mountain Range and the Dingle Peninsula coming into view in between, you can be assured of seeing the very best of the west coast of Ireland from the Cliffs of Moher.
The cliffs themselves stretch for around eight kilometres along the Atlantic Coast of County Clare. They stand at 214 metres high at their highest point. The open faced cliff tops and significant height of the cliffs ensure you get the very best vantage point in all of Ireland while facing out into the cascading waves as they crash against the rocks below. The breathtaking experience of standing at the cliffs edge and looking out at what is unfolding before you is one that will truly leave you awe struck.
The Cliffs of Moher have a number of fascinating features across the land, with a first rate visitor centre that is both educational and interactive, proving a world of information on the geology and history of the area, which is also a Unesco recognised Global Geopark with very important conservation practices in place. There is also the famous landmark known as O’Brien’s Tower, an observation tower that is nearly two hundred years old. The spiral staircase inside leads up to a marvellous viewing point, from which you get a whole new perspective on the coastal scenes.
With our Cliffs of Moher day tour, you will be treated to ninety minutes of basking in the natural splendour and dramatic coastal scenery, the likes of which can only be found at the Cliffs of Moher. With your appetite whetted for more of Ireland’s west coast, you will also enjoy a trip to the splendid coastal town of Doolin, as well as Bunratty Castle. With a route taking you through Galway Bay, the Aran Islands and the Burren, this day tour will expose you to the very best that Ireland’s west coast has to offer. You will come to truly understand Ireland’s natural beauty after a day like this.