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Cliffs of Moher or Giant's Causeway?

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Cliffs of Moher or Giant's Causeway?


I will be in Dublin for 4 days and am deciding between the Cliffs of Moher or the Giants Causeway. They both seem to be equal distance from Dublin (3 hours). I think the Cliffs look amazing but someone in my group suggested Giants Causeway instead (to me it looks like a pile of rocks according to google images). Which is better??

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1. Re: Cliffs of Moher or Giant's Causeway?

Greetings! IMHO, I would somehow figure a way to visit Giants Causeway, Co. Antrim, & then head over to Slieve League Cliffs, Carrick, Co. Donegal, That would be an adventure!

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2. Re: Cliffs of Moher or Giant's Causeway?

I've seen both - and I visited Giant's Causeway a second time. Would I return to Cliffs of Moher? No. I found the Giant's Causeway fascinating and I enjoyed the walk and lingering around the rock formations. There are other scenic cliffs, but only one Giant's Causeway. I've always said that it was the one attraction that absolutely delivered the goods for me. Just my subjective experience for what it's worth. There is no wrong choice between the two.

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3. Re: Cliffs of Moher or Giant's Causeway?

Just to completely confuse you ... I have the opposite opinion of Susie. Giants Causeways was a bit of a letdown to me. It would have been even more so if I had traveled 3 hrs specifically to see them. The cruise to see the COM from the sea though, I found amazing. That said I don't think, as a day trip, either are worthwhile, too much driving and too weather dependent. I'd stick closer to Dublin, lots of great stuff around, Newgrange, Glendalough, even Belfast, just as a start.

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4. Re: Cliffs of Moher or Giant's Causeway?

The Giant's Causeway isn't weather dependent like the Cliffs. The famous picture you see of the Causeway is actually quite a small area, but the walks in the area will lead you to other formations ,well worth it.

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5. Re: Cliffs of Moher or Giant's Causeway?

Just be sure, that if you do choose the Giant's Causeway, that you check the tide times before you make the journey to get maximum exposure of the stones


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