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The Burren National Park

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Address: Clare Heritage Centre, Corofin, Ireland
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The Burren National Park is a place of great natural beauty. There are...

The Burren National Park is a place of great natural beauty. There are various marked trails in the Park that take you through many fascinating and beautiful habitats, such as calcareous grasslands, woodlands and limestone pavement. Entry is free, and a free bus service is available from May-August. Free guided walks may also be arranged during the summer - contact Information Point for details.

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A be46 special place

Seemingly a barren rocky area, it is full of wild plants and historic rock formations. Well worth the trip to view how this little area of the world has survived and flourished... read more

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East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Seemingly a barren rocky area, it is full of wild plants and historic rock formations. Well worth the trip to view how this little area of the world has survived and flourished for so long. You can drive many routes to see these sites for free or purchase entrance to attractions. A must on your visit to Clare.

Thank gmk1017
Meadow Lands, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my fourth visit to the Burren but the first time the weather permitted a longer exploration than a look through the window. We found dozens of examples of plant life in a surprisingly colorful variety, and the indentations and patterns on the rocks were intriguing. Every step revealed something new. Definitely try to visit on a sunny day... More 

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this place as part of our day trip with the Wild Rover Tour Company (they are amazing!). We did not spend a lot of time here. I think you need maybe a maximum of 30 minutes to just look around and see the place, which is beautiful and it is surrounded by the ocean. If you are into... More 

Thank Karla G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked the short routes (because we didn't had more time) white and orange, but weren't that impressed. The landscape is definitely different, but it is not breathtaking in our opinion. Maybe it is different if you take the longer routes!

Thank katie g
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a strange and beautiful place. The landscape is different to the lush green and coastal scenery we had been driving through, but we had been told about this National Park, close to Galway. The rock formations are large, smooth and strange, almost a moonscape in parts with a solitary beauty. AS well there are some prehistoric remains including... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed our hike over this limestone pavement. Was amazed by the flowers int he crevices providing slashes of color to the barre land scape.Purple Bloody Cranesbill and White Mountain Avens with yellow centers. Also spotted a couple of pearl bordered fritillaries. Amazing landscapes

Thank Kyle S
Birr, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family with children: 14,13,4. First time but definitely not the last. Unforgettable views. Combining nature with the help of human impact is amazing. Route well described. Tidy. We only passed one tark 6km. Worth it. If anyone loves nature this is the place for him. I recommend.

Thank 367janinaw
Dundalk, Ireland
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Stunning scenery Suitable for 8+....younger kids might struggle Take waterproofs, chocolate and water. This is a fairly tough 6km / 2.30hr walk up some tough terrain Well worth it...wonderful

Thank Marcos_Dundalk
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Such a shame it was raining the day we visited but we still marvelled at the karst landscape. Would have loved to ramble over a larger area to really look at the flora.

Thank travelhoppy
Shawnee, Kansas
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Although we didn't find a lot of spots to pull off the road for pictures we just enjoyed the scenery. It is amazing to think of the age of this area.

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