Cliifs of Moher and the Burren

Cliffs of Moher

Discover the beauty of the Cliffs of Moher with a bespoke Admiral Chauffeur day or multi-day tour. The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s most visited natural attractions. They stretch for 8km (5miles), as the crow flies, along the Atlantic coast of County Clare in the west of Ireland. They reach an impressive 214m (702 feet) at their highest point at Knockardakin just north of O’Brien’s Tower. You can experience the best of the Cliffs with Admiral Chauffeur.

At the southern end of the cliffs stands Hags Head a natural rocky promontory that resembles a seated woman when viewed from the north. The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience is located almost midway along these spectacular cliffs and the site is home to an environmentally friendly visitor centre set into the hillside. 800 metres of protected cliff side pathways and viewing areas bring you to O’Brien’s Tower a 19th-century viewing tower. There are a number of viewing points at the Cliffs of Moher.

Cliffs of Moher


You can view the Cliffs from 3 primary viewing platforms.

Each presents you with a different, beautiful vista and together they offer you a truly breath-taking, full 360-degree experience.

The North Platform:

The North platform is located at the highest point of the Cliffs, at 214m or 700 feet above sea level. It is also the location of O’Brien’s Tower viewpoint, built by Cornelius O’Brien. From here you can see An Branán Mór Sea Stack, home of the guillemots and razorbills. On a clear day, you can see across to the Aran Islands: Inis Oírr, Inis Méain and Inis Mór and to the left views of the beautiful Galway Bay. Also from this platform, you have a fantastic view of the South Cliffs that stretch for 8km. You can walk to Doolin, approximately 5km, from this point along the Coastal Walk.

The Main Platform

From the main platform you are able to see the south cliffs and towards Hag’s Head.


The South Platform:

The South Platform is a perfect viewpoint of the Puffin colony on Goat Island. You can also see many other seabirds and also have fabulous views of the sea stack below O’Briens Tower. From this point, you can see the Cliffs as they continue on towards Hags Head. You may continue your walk to Hags Head it is approximately 4km each way with breathtaking views of the Cliffs.

The Burren

Experience the rugged coastline of ‘The Burren’ in County Clare. The name of the Burren comes from the Irish word ‘Boíreann’ meaning ‘rocky place’. Visiting the Burren National Park is well worth the trip if you’re already going to the Cliffs of Moher. There is nothing on the Wild Atlantic Way that says ‘rugged’ quite like The Burren.

However, there is still plenty to do apart from enjoying the unique terrain. The National Park offer guided walking tours where you can get an in-depth look at the local, but internationally-famous landscape and flora.

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