Typical of south-western Ireland, County Clare is known for its beautiful landscape. Whether you're there to see the deep blue surf crashing into the Cliffs of Moher or to take in the otherworldly karst landscape of the Burren, car rental in Clare will see you there quickly and safely.
Most visitors come to County Clare for the sightseeing. To the west, a two hundred-metre drop into the Irish Sea offers excellent views of the craggy coastline. Medieval sites such as Doonagore Castle, Scattery Island, Ballinalacken Castle, Corcomroe Abbey and Dysert O'Dea Monastery will appeal to history buffs and lovers of magnificent landscapes, alike. The largest towns, Ennis and Shannon, are situated close to the airport and many historical sites. Other places of interest include Ballyvoe Garden, Burren National Park, Aillwee Cave and Ballyea Waterfall.
Hotel Doolin near the Cliffs of Moher is a good location for sightseeing by day and listening to traditional music by night. Lisdoonvarna is a town famous for its spas and has several hotels and bed and breakfasts on offer, notably the Royal Spa Hotel. The Bunratty Castle Hotel is a luxury facility planted near the airport.
The seaside resort of Lahinch is a popular destination. The sandy beach and world class golf course make Lahinch popular with surfers and golfers alike while Lahinch Seaworld offers visitors the opportunity to explore the marine life.
County Clare is fairly easy to get to, as it's serviced by Shannon International Airport, Irish Railways and the network of the N18, N24, N68 and N85 motorways. If Clare's rural setting leaves you feeling a bit isolated, Galway (90 kilometres north of Shannon Airport) and Limerick (30 kilometres south-east) offer access to urban centres. Cork and Dublin are each within three hours by car.