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Burren Exposure

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Address: Galway Road, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
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Yes! Do this!

I did a bike ride along the wild Atlantic Coast road from Doolin to Ballyvaghn. So great! I did it offseason in Nov, and the road I understand is a different experience in peak... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 November 2016
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Denver
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I did a bike ride along the wild Atlantic Coast road from Doolin to Ballyvaghn. So great! I did it offseason in Nov, and the road I understand is a different experience in peak season/summer. I would still want to ride it (or drive it if riding isn't your thing) because it's beautiful! I experienced a little bit of everything... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Historical Ireland of old. Never seen so much stone and rock and then put to good use in roads, fences, and houses! Remarkable wonder of God. Awesome and humbling. Driving is tricky in these parts but worth it when you stop and are duly amazed.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

For the best experience hiking is the best solution to explore the Burren. Although your couvarage is limited the actual experience is certainly more fascinating. The wildlife, flowers, birds and also the solitairity that comes with it is a must for every hiker. Along the coast busses and cars are piling up but mostly still not to bad.Opportunities to stop... More 

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Thank Rob L
Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

WE stopped in at hte welcom center and proceeded to drive into the park. Later, when going from one b&b to another we got the full persepective of how large the Burren really is. See the pictures

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Thank 02corvette
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Best to visit by car but the roads are a challenge. Closest thing to this geography elsewhere would be a desert. Barren land in otherwise green Ireland. This is where the Brits pushed the Irish compounding the famine issue.

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Thank TAMAN1951
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Best to explore via car instead of tour bus. If you have a car, sense of adventure, a day to explore, The Burren is a geological wonder. The roads alone are pure Ireland exposure! If you want to experience all Ireland, drive and have fun!!

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Thank Karin T
Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

There can't be anywhere else like this (except the Aran Islands, which are a continuation of the limestone) and it is really stunningly stark and beautiful. It's quite surreal in the mist and rain and well worth exploring extensively. It can look like a moonscape but on closer inspection there's wealth of flora and greenery. Not to be missed.

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Thank CatCymru6
Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Described in the Guide Books as "one of the wonders of the world". Did not believe this until I saw it for myself. Those vast expanses of flat rock, and rocky hills are just awesome.

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Thank Alan B
County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

One of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. Natural landscape, beautiful romantic little spots. Just got out of the car and walked for hours. Stunning place

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Thank Bobster1512
Lisburn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Saw the Burren as part of a Healy tour to Aillwee Cave and the Cliffs of Moher. A very reasonably priced tour (with entrance fees paid) of 15 Euros each for pensioners. The roads are a nightmare for coach drivers - but it was great to sit back and let the driver take the strain. "Fun" when two coaches meet... More 

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Thank Robert W

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