At the Edge of Ireland: A Visit to the Cliffs of Moher

What to do on a visit to Ireland’s Cliffs of Moher


Post Updated: February 3rd, 2019

There’s nothing like standing on the edge of a cliff to clear your head.

One must-see tourist attraction on Ireland’s west coast, a hotspot in beautiful County Clare, are the Cliffs of Moher.

Remember that epic cave scene in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince? Filmed there!

I was shocked at the sheer size of the cliffs. We’ve all seen pictures, so I had an idea of what I was about to see. But when you stand on one side and look across the water to another, the people look miniature.

Olivia Leaves | Cliffs of Moher

There is an option to hike the entire way along the cliffs, which can take several hours to a whole day, but we only had enough time to check out the view. After having visited though, it’s on my list to go back and do the full tour.

If you’re looking to get the full experience you should stay overnight in a local bed and breakfast. Here is a coupon for 10% back from your hotel booking.

Getting to the Cliffs of Moher

If you have a car, and are comfortable on the tiny roads, it’s a well marked route all the way to the cliffs. There is no better way to get a feel for the countryside than on the wrong side of the road, twisting quickly in and around tiny country lanes lined with beautiful stone walls. Drive slowly!

You can also reach the site by tour bus, which is ideal if you’re here to see Dublin and didn’t need a car for the rest of your visit. The fun part about taking the bus is to observe the skills of the bus drivers who can manoeuvre those massive coaches down any lane!

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Tips for Visiting the Cliffs of Moher

Tickets to see the Cliffs of Moher are €8.00 on arrival. If you want to get a massive 50% off, buy them directly on their website 24 hours in advance.

You’ll also want to make sure you pack many, many layers for your visit to the Cliffs of Moher. It was bitterly cold and windy when I was there in October, and even on a nice summer day you may find a good breeze whipping at you off the Atlantic. It’s all part of the fun of it!

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1 Comment

  1. Huusain
    February 25, 2015 / 9:05 am

    i had visited this most an amazing place i wish visit it again 🙂

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