The Cliffs of Moher are easily one of Ireland’s top attractions drawing in over a million visitors on an annual basis. These cliffs stand over 200 metres above the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean gazing out at what once was the edge of the known world. The views from the cliff top are some of the best in the entire country whether you’re gazing at the horizon or enjoying the sight of the famous Aran Islands and Galway Bay. The cliff’s reputation as a world class attraction are reflected in its status as a Signature Discovery Point along the Wild Atlantic Way.
The cliffs stretch for 8km along the Atlantic Coast of County Clare in the west of Ireland. The surrounding area consists of luscious greenery and fabulous views as well as nearby attractions such as The Burren as well as a vast amount of history including ruins of age old fortifications.
There’s a host of top quality accommodation available in the area, ranging from B&B’s to 5 star hotels. There’s also camping facilities dotted across County Clare for the true outdoorsmen.
O’Brien’s Tower: This iconic tower, built in 1835, stands atop the rising cliffs looking out onto the seemingly never ending Atlantic Ocean. The tower was originally built by a local landlord, Cornelius O’Brien, as a viewing point for the large amount of tourists coming to the cliffs even in the late 19th century. From the top of the tower on a clear day you can see the mountain ranges of Connemara to the north as well as the three Aran Islands lying off Galway Bay. The tower is open year round to visitors for a small fee.
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