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The Burren National Park

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Address: Clare Heritage Centre, Corofin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 65 682 7693
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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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Beautiful and Unique! Such history!

The smallest of the 6 national parks in Ireland and made up of limestone...this is a sight to behold. There's so much history in the Burren and how it came to be. Right along... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Joni H
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The smallest of the 6 national parks in Ireland and made up of limestone...this is a sight to behold. There's so much history in the Burren and how it came to be. Right along the coast on one side, and mountains on the other, you'll find fossils in the limestone, sheep and cattle grazing on the grass that grows between... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After years of learning about the Burren's limestone formations in school, the reality did not disappoint. Brought non-Irish friends and even without the slightly boring geography lessons they also thought it was a beautiful and impressive place! Be warned though, the trails start rather unceremoniously so don't expect any fancy signs or centres, just a country road and some signs!

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Tours, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you visit the Cliffs of Moher, you should definitely take the time to visit the Burren National Park. The history and landscape is unlike anything else I've ever seen. I didn't have as much time as I would have liked when I was visiting, but it was still an amazing experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The Burren National Park is really beutiful however the terrain is hard and you have to have good stamnina and strong legs. There views are really great, you see mountains, lakes, cows, fields and of course - a lot of stones. There are different trails, some are loops. The blue trail is the hardest one, but view is spectacular and... More 

Thank Isepise
Harrow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We did not have much time as it was meant to be a passing attraction. We managed to drive up the the hill side to see many acres of flat stones of nice scenery and views from the top. One needs a clear sunny day to appreciate the views and extent of stone formations. We asked a pub for direction... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This almost alien landscape is vast and otherworldly beautiful. Walking over the huge slabs of stone is a peaceful soulful experience. My favourite area is Abbey hill a nice climb with a wonderful view of the landscape and the Atlantic Ocean from the top.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The Burren is just incredible it's like your on another planet your eyes just can't belive the stone and the scenery is utterly stunning . The drive through is beautiful it's one of my favourite places and a must see for all visitors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I have seen many Limestone pavements, but nothing on this scale, truly amazing. which ever way you look as far as the eye can see it's limestone pavements all the way. superb photographic territory

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The Burren is so unique historically, geologically and ecologically, you just have to experience it for yourself! Stretching over 260 sq kms, 70% of Ireland's native plants grow here. There are several entrances into the park, with biking routes and self-guided or guided walks with naturalists. We visited the Heritage Center in Kilfenora where we watched a short film about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The Burren is rich in ancient history and not to be missed. From the burial tomb from 3800 BC to stone circle forts dating to 400 AD and later you are walking in the footsteps of all our ancestors - humans. The landscape of limestone carves a patchwork of stones as you walk and drive. Incredible

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