We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Burren

The Burren House Farm County Clare, Ireland, Ireland
+353 65 708 8030
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Cliffs of Moher, King John's Castle and the Burren Day Trip From Dublin
More Info
and up
Cliffs of Moher Tour Including Wild Atlantic Way and Galway City from Dublin
More Info
and up
Cliffs of Moher Day Trip from Galway
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Bare limestone plateau characterized by carboniferous limestone abounding in corals, mollusks and other fossils that lived in the shallow seas over 300 million years ago.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
The Burren House Farm County Clare, Ireland, Ireland
+353 65 708 8030
Write a Review
Reviews (649)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 515 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Small roads (especially when the tour buses arrive), but a very cool and eerie feel in the burren. Great photography in this area and grave location dating back to over 5000 years are located outside Ballyvaughan. Worth the time to explore.

Thank ggld
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Burren is well worth visiting for anyone with an interest in geology, history, biology - or who just enjoys beautiful nature. It is quite possible to drive around and enjoy the views (just arm yourself with strong nerves on the narrow, windy, stonewall-edged roads...More

Thank Laufam_travellers
Reviewed 4 days ago

The photos speak for themselves - some fantastic scenery. There are several routes through - get a good map. We took the R480 and found plenty of places to stop, wander, and photograph without a lot of buses (which clog the larger roads). I would...More

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Burren (or the Rocky Place) is a 10 square mile area in northern County Clare. This rocky area looks strange and is literally a huge limestone plateau. In 1651 an Army Officer remarked, "it is said that it is a country where there is...More

1  Thank rockyjoe
Reviewed 1 week ago

As we traveled north from Doolin we decided to stay on Route R477 & the Wild Atlantic Way through the Burren to Black Head Light. This drive is interesting and the scenery along the coast is quite stark, and mostly limestone formations. The weather was...More

Thank Life-travelers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Limestone formations. Interesting area to drive through, perhaps stop here and there. Takes 1-2 hours to pass through with occasional stops.

Thank RHA1936
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in Ireland in May, we walked for several hours in The Burren, an area of Ireland which is interesting due to the limestone formations found here and the various flora which live in the area. While there we were able to visit a very...More

Thank Ellen G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The coastal and inland roads must be explored to appreciate the amazing rocky scenery. The drive is strongly recommended.

Thank Roganroy
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The Burren is not far from the Cliffs of Moher! It is the largest exposed limestone rock in Ireland! It is also on the coast! It was really fun to look out over the landscape and see what used to be the sea floor! Also...More

Thank Sandra T
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Interesting, not must see. Great views at the last part. Ring fort over priced and not as good as Ring of Kerry. Dolman is worth a stop. The cave is just a cave. If you are looking for something to fill the day it works....More

2  Thank Barbara G
Nearby Restaurants
O'Loclainn's Pub
188 reviews
7.54 km away
Tea and Garden Rooms
372 reviews
7.85 km away
Monks Ballyvaughan
630 reviews
7.95 km away
The Wild Atlantic Lodge
221 reviews
7.48 km away
Nearby Attractions
Caherconnell Stone Fort
217 reviews
.86 km away
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
505 reviews
4.70 km away
Burren Perfumery
386 reviews
6.27 km away
Aillwee Cave
916 reviews
4.70 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Craig C
can you rent bikes for a day tour? 2 adults, experienced riders
4 May 2017|
Response from DMJA21 | Reviewed this property |
Yes....google "bike rentals in the Irish Burren" for details
Do you have any hikes around the Burren to recommend? Will only be in this area 1-2 days - also still looking for a quaint B&B. Coming from Dublin and will be heading South east... after time here. Any recommendations are appreciated.
15 July 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Crowley99 | Reviewed this property |
I stayed at the Ballyvaughan Lodge - excellent see review. There are plenty of walks within the Burren National park which are signposted. If you park about a mile away from Father ted's house there are 4 well sign posted... More