By Darren Griffiths
UK

8 Things You Should See When You Go On A Cliffs Of Moher Tour

27th March 2023

Ireland is renowned for its beautiful rolling green hills and rich history. However, it’s also popular for something else – the dramatic cliff edges. 

One of the natural wonders of Ireland is Cliffs of Moher, which offers a breathtaking experience to all tourists. This is the reason why tours to Cliffs of Moher are popular.  

As Ireland’s No. 1 tourist attraction, Cliffs of Moher offers spectacular scenery, which will surely complete your Irish travel. But, did you know that there are other things you can also enjoy once you consider a tour to Cliffs of Moher? 

Below are some of the things you must see during your tour:

 

  • Hag’s Head

 

This is the most southerly point of County Clare’s Cliffs of Moher. Hag’s Head is where cliffs from unusual rock formations resemble a woman’s head looking out to the sea. 

There’s a tower ruin that stands at Hag’s Head, and it’s called Moher Tower. Until the 19th century, it’s the site of Moher or Mothar, which is a prominent fort.

 

  • Cliffs of Moher Visitor Center

 

After witnessing the majestic views of the Cliffs of Moher, one of the ways to create new and great travel memories is by immersing yourself in a sensory informative experience at Cliffs of Moher Visitor Center. Here, you’ll find the Cliffs Exhibition, which is housed in a big domed cave at the building’s center part.

It contains a wealth of great information and brings to life various aspects of Cliffs of Moher in 4 themed areas, which include Man, Nature, Rock, and Ocean. The Visitor Center also includes different VR experiences and videos that are ideal for everyone.

 

  • O’Brien’s Tower

 

O’Brien’s Tower stands alone on the high cliff and it’s the best place to witness the most impressive view in Ireland. 

Built during the 19th century, it was constructed by a local landowner to attract many tourists to Cliffs of Moher. At present, the stone viewing platform is still open to visitors.

 

  • Bunratty Castle

 

If you’re on a Cliffs of Moher tour and you’ve visited the Shannon region, you shouldn’t miss seeing Bunratty Castle – a well-preserved medieval fortress in Ireland and was restored during the 1950s. 

What makes this castle a must-visit is that it still has some tapestries and furnishings from the 15th and 16th centuries. So, once you step inside this castle, it’ll transport you back to the ancient, medieval times.

 

  • Fishing Village of Kinvara

 

Kinvara basically means Head of the Sea in Ireland. Kinvara is also the parish name in which the village is located.

It’s a seaport village that’s located in the southern part of County Galway. Its harbor served as a backdrop for a lot of TV commercials. 

Back then, it had a tradition of trading with the people by the sea along the Connemara coast. This tradition became a festival, which is celebrated every August and referred to as Gathering of the Boats. 

 

  • Burren National Park

 

This park takes pride in its one of a kind landscape. Since its name basically comes from Boireann, an Irish word that means a rocky place, at Burren National Park, you’ll feel like you’re on another rocky planet.

The limestone rock landscape at Burren is one of the scenic spots you shouldn’t miss; and, there’s nothing like Ireland’s rolling green hills. It also offers a dramatic landscape and worth a drive during your Cliffs of Moher tour, most particularly if you’re interested in botany and history.

 

  • Doolin Cave

 

If you love geology, especially caves, consider yourself the lucky one because in a Cliffs of Moher tour, you’ll most likely visit Doolin, which is home to the amazing Doolin Cave

The main attraction in this cave is the popular Great Stalactite, which is considered as the Northern Hemisphere’s biggest free-hanging stalactite.

 

  • Galway City

 

This is one of the most picturesque cities in Ireland. Known for its colorful storefronts along the Galway Bay, it’s a great place to see when you’re on a Cliffs of Moher tour. 

With a seafood-driven culinary scene and jam-packed events throughout the year, Galway city also takes pride in its vibrant culture. Additionally, in Galway city, your nightlife will never be boring.

Conclusion

There are a lot of things to see and enjoy once you decide to go to a Cliffs of Moher Tour. 

However, it’s important to take note that not all tours to Cliffs of Moher are the same. Some have plenty of attractions to visit and activities to do, while others offer only a few spots to visit. So, depending on your budget and what you want to experience around the Cliffs of Moher, make sure to plan your trip ahead of time and list the places you want to check out for you to make the most out of your travel experience.