The Burren is an area of limestone rock covering imposing majestic mountains, and tranquil valleys with gently meandering streams. The region has a number of high-quality day visitor centres graced with fantastic natural backdrops that embrace the natural environment of the region. The visitor centres, which range in size and location, are all well maintained, efficiently run and competitively priced.
With a natural environment that draws tourists from all over the world, the area is saturated with both natural attractions and targeted facilities for every type of visitor. Ailwee Cave for instance is one of Ireland’s top ten visitor attractions (as are the Cliffs of Moher), combining a fascinating trip into Ireland’s largest show cave. The Bird of Prey Centre at Ailwee Cave raises the profile of the Burren itself from an environmental, educational and conservational viewpoint.
Visit Ireland’s oldest working perfumery, Burren Perfumery, to learn about the area from a permanent exhibition explaining the flowers and the landscape. A visit to the Tea Rooms here is strongly advised!
For those of you looking for a more nature based experience, perhaps you would rather take a peaceful walk through the Burren National Park or stroll along the Flaggy Shore or the green road that skirts Abbey hill.