The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's most iconic landmarks, attracting millions of visitors each year. Stretching for over 9 miles (14 km) along the rugged western coast, these towering cliffs offer breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, a visit to the Cliffs of Moher is a must for anyone visiting Ireland.
Where are the Cliffs of Moher Located?
The Cliffs of Moher are located in County Clare, on the western coast of Ireland. They are easily accessible from many major cities in Ireland, including Dublin, Cork, and Galway. Whether you're coming from near or far, a visit to the Cliffs of Moher is a must-do for anyone visiting Ireland.
How to Get There
The Cliffs of Moher are accessed by road, making driving or taking a bus the two best options.
If you're coming from Dublin, you can take a direct train to Ennis, and then take a bus to the cliffs. Alternatively, you can take a tour bus from Dublin or another city, which will take care of all the transportation arrangements for you.
If you're driving, the cliffs are located near the villages of Liscannor and Doolin, and there is ample parking available at the visitor center. I’d suggest adding the cliffs as one of your stops on the Ultimate Ireland Road Trip.
Entrance to the Cliffs of Moher visitor center is €6 for adults, €5 for students, and €3 for children. There is a separate fee for the Atlantic Edge Exhibition, which is €3 for adults and €2 for children.
If you're traveling on a tight budget, you can also enjoy views of the cliffs from the nearby villages of Liscannor and Doolin for free.
How Long a Visit Takes
A visit to the Cliffs of Moher can take anywhere from one to four hours, depending on how much time you want to spend at the cliffs themselves and how long you want to explore the visitor center.
It's recommended that you allow at least two hours for your visit, as there is a lot to see and do at the cliffs.
When to Visit
The best time to visit the Cliffs of Moher is during the summer months, from June to September, when the weather is warm and sunny. However, the cliffs can also be beautiful and dramatic in the winter, when storms frequently batter the western coast.
If you're planning a visit, be sure to check the weather forecast, as the cliffs can be very windy and misty at times.
The Cliffs of Moher are a natural wonder that are truly awe-inspiring. They are perhaps Ireland’s most stunning natural landscape and are one of the 13 Best Things to do in Ireland. A visit to the Cliffs of Moher is an unforgettable experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.