The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s most visited natural attractions and last year there had almost 1 million visitors.
Standing 230 meters above sea level at their highest point and 8km long, the Cliffs boast one of the most amazing views in Ireland.
View of the Aran Islands from Cliffs of Moher
On a clear day, the Aran Islands are visible in Galway Bay as well as the valleys and hills of Connemara.
Cliffs of Moher Hotels
There are not many hotels near the Cliffs of Moher as this part of Ireland has quite few villages. Most people tend to stay in B&B’s rather than hotels when looking for accommodation near the Cliffs of Moher.
Hotels Cliffs of Moher
However there is a hotel in Kinvara, and two hotels in Ballvaughan and a couple in Doolin which is closer to the Cliffs of Moher. The Doolin Hotel is recommended if you wish to stay near the Cliffs of Moher.
However, if you would like to go on guided outings into the Burren to see special places including the Cliffs of Moher than you may like to consider an eco yoga retreat at the Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre?
Cliffs of Moher Tours
The Burren is a remarkable bare limestone area with its combination of many unusual factors, its geology, its flora, caves and archaeology.
This is the area where the first stone age dwellers settled.
There are many tour companies which take you to the Cliffs of Moher. However very often these tours will drive a long distance to the Cliffs of Moher where you will have a chance to see the visitor centre and the Cliffs themselves. And after that you may be taken on a very long drive back to the start place of the tour.
A much nicer way to tour the Cliffs of Moher is to take a leisurely car journey as part of the Burren Yoga eco retreats outings, and either see the Cliffs of Moher from the sea in a boat, or in the usual way in the visitor centre and looking over the edge down at the Cliffs. And then be taken to one of the best places to eat the local cuisine and to see some of the other special places in the Burren.
B&Bs Cliffs of Moher
There are not many B&Bs near the Cliffs of Moher, and the closest place where you will find most B&Bs is the village of Doolin which is well know for it’s Irish Traditional music.
Instead of staying at a B&B and having to make your own way to see the Cliffs of Moher, why not consider staying at the Burren Yoga Centre on one of our Eco yoga retreats and going on our guided outings to see the Cliffs of Moher with a small goup of maximum number of 15 people…and then be taken to see many other special places well off the usual visitor trail.
Check out our video which interviews some retreat particionats and shows you some of the local scenery.
Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre
The Cliffs of Moher visitor centre is build into the mountainside and is covered by the grass hillside. The only part that is visible from the outside is the glass front of the new interpretive centre.
Cliffs of Moher Interpretive Centre Atlantic Edge
The new facilities opened in 2007 and The Atlantic Edge is a very informative interpretive centre at the Cliffs of Moher New Visitor Experience. Housed at the centre of the underground building a huge domed cave contains images, exhibits, displays & experiences that will delight young and old alike.
The dome is organised into four principal themed areas exploring different elements of the mighty Cliffs of Moher: OCEAN, ROCK, NATURE and MAN.
Boat trip to Cliffs of Moher
If the sea is calm, a very spectacular way to see the Cliffs of Moher is to take the boat from from Doolin pier.
This is the best way to appreciate the magnificence and height of the cliffs, and also to see and hear the huge range of birds which live on the Cliffs of Moher and in particular around the base of the cliffs.
Cliffs of Moher Accommodation
The usual way to see the Cliffs of Moher is to take a tour bus a long journey… see the Cliffs… and then a long journey back.
It is much nicer to consider staying at accommodation near the Cliffs of Moher or in one of the spectacular locations within the Burren and to take guided outdoor trips each day to see many special locations.
The usual Cliffs of Moher accommodation is one of the local B&B’s, but a lovely alternative to this is to stay at the Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre and to enjoy our leisurely guided outings into the Burren.
Cliffs of Moher Clare
The Cliffs of Moher are one of the most visited attractions in Ireland located in County Clare. There are many other attractions in the Burren County Clare including the the Doolin Cave, the Ailwee caves and many more.
Birds on the Cliffs of Moher
The area was designated as a Special Protection Area (SPA) for Birds under the EU Birds Directive in 1986 and as a Refuge for Fauna in 1988.
There are an estimated 30,000 birds living on the cliffs, representing more than 20 species.
These include Atlantic Puffins, which live in large colonies at isolated parts of the cliffs and on the small Goat Island. Also present are hawks, gulls, guillemots, shags, ravens and choughs.