The Burren, County Clare

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#3 of 39 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 Ballyvaughan, use our Ballyvaughan vacation app .
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  • Drive through it going from the cliffs to Galway. Some on here found it boring rocks but I saw it as an intriguing landscape, very different to the rest of the country. Went via kilfenora (a Burren ce...  more »
  • This stark and rocky landscape is a must see for those who want to get a feel for the land in this part of the world. Well worth the drive and a couple of hours to walk around.  more »
  • The Burren was listed as the top 10 Most Beautiful places to visit, but I disagree. It is barren and boring. We parked our car and walked a trail just because - the trail ended at a little cottage tha...  more »

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Where to stay in Ballyvaughan

Discover the charms of the Burren area by staying at an affordable bed and breakfast or traditional cottage in Ballyvaughan. While there are a handful of hotels to choose from here, this village is known for its self-catering accommodations, most of which come in the form of cottage-style guesthouses and basic bed and breakfasts. The center of the village offers lodging for a range of visitors traveling with different budgets.
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