The Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s most visited natural attraction and are on the UNESCO world heritage list for good reason. Be prepared to be impressed when you see the breathtaking beauty of this western edge of Ireland as you travel along the Wild Atlantic Way. The cliffs stand an incredible 214 metres above the Atlantic at their highest point, and hug the coastline for eight kilometres. The perfect starting point is the eco-friendly visitor centre, where you can learn all about this natural wonder.
This is then followed by a walk along the specially designed walkways, which snake along the cliff tops. Along the way, admire the ocean as it meets the land and check out the fascinating geographical formations that have stood in place for thousands of years. Keep an eye out for some native wildlife, such as wild goats. Some of the best views are at O’Brien’s Tower, an old lookout point built in 1835. From this historic observation point, you can look over to Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. On a clear day, you can also admire Connemara and the famous twelve peak mountain range.
Guided tours from Galway City
The Cliffs of Moher are located in County Clare, less than 90 minutes from Galway, making it the perfect day trip. There are several companies offering guided tours but if you prefer to go it alone, Galway Tour Company offer an express tour simply transporting you to and from the visitor centre. Many of the guided tours also incorporate other must-see attractions, such as Burren Geopark. They are also a great way to find out all about the region from entertaining and knowledgeable guides, so pick this if you want to learn more about the area.
To choose the right tour for you, our staff at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway, are happy to help with planning and purchasing tickets. Tours conveniently leave from the bus station just a few minute’s walk from the hotel.