Sky Rd, Clifden

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Drive or bike along , a famously scenic Clifden route. On the 11 km (6.8 mi) circular road, take in the area's natural beauty. For close-up views of the rugged landscape, travel the lower road. If you'd prefer sweeping panoramas of the region, set out on the upper road. Keep in mind that the car ride can be dangerous at night. Bikers should note that the route features many hills. Using our international travel planner, Clifden attractions like Sky Rd can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Lovely drive, with some stunning views. There is a place at the top to park to admire the views with a little van selling teas/coffee.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Lovely ride on quality bikes from Mannion's cycles in Clifden. Roads are quite and scenery is stunning. A few hills but nothing too strenuous. A very short section on the N59 just to be careful on.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    This is a wonderful road ini Clifden area that provides the flavor of real Ireland. Winding around grass, cows, sheep, the road offers beautiful viewpoints on a wonderful sea. It's a bit narrow so you...  more »

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Where to stay in Clifden

The authentic charms of Clifden are best experienced while staying in the center of this seaside town. Here you will find several places to spend the night, from upscale hotels to quaint bed and breakfasts. For a more typical Irish experience, opt for the latter. Backpackers generally head for the town's hostels, while travelers with a larger budget often stay at the 19th-century castle-turned-hotel. If price is not a concern, look into renting a traditional Irish home.
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