Did you know that The Cliffs of Moher in County Clare is one of the top visitor attractions in Ireland. It is billed as the top natural attraction in the country. It competes for the top spot with The Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Zoo each year. In 2014 the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience recorded 1,080,501 visitors and the 2015 figures are expected to be higher.
The busiest time at The Cliffs of moher is in July and August between 11.30am and 3pm. It is a “must stop” point for most coach tours travelling the west coast and numerous individuals and families also stop there.
What is So Great about The Cliffs of Moher?
Well, it’s all about landscape. These are some of the most spectacular cliffs in Europe. Towering above The Wild Atlantic they stretch for 8 kilometres and reach a height of 702 feet (214 metres). Buffeted by the huge waves and surf of the Atlantic they have withstood the test of time to create one of the most stunning landscapes in Ireland.
The cliffs which are composed of sandstone, siltstone and shale have eroded in a way which leaves inlets, caves and sea stacks to foe this amazing scene.
The cliffs are home to numerous species of birds and wildlife and interesting flora and fauna.
The Cliffs of Moher Experience
Visitors can avail of the well managed experience at The Cliffs of Moher. Spacious car parks can cater for visitors at even the busiest periods. There are cliff walk paths, viewing points with telescopes, cafes, picnic areas, craft shops and much more. Maps, books and guides are available and there is usually traditional music being played all day.
Click on the images for more views of The Cliffs of Moher
As well as plenty of accommodation in the area there are also lots of nice restaurants, many serving fresh seafood, locally caught. A nice restaurant which caters for families and has a special childrens’ menu is The Stonecutters Kitchen which is close to The Cliffs.