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Discover one of the best places to visit in Ireland

Immerse yourself in the wonder of the Cliffs of Moher Experience – a cherished gem along the Wild Atlantic Way.

The Cliffs of Moher offer an unforgettable experience, leaving visitors in sheer awe of their breathtaking natural beauty. They are undeniably among the most remarkable and captivating destinations to visit in Ireland.

Cliffs of Moher Named Ireland’s Best Visitor Attraction

The Cliffs of Moher Experience has been named winner of ‘Ireland’s Best Visitor Attraction’ in The Irish Independent’s annual Reader Travel Awards for 2023.

The County Clare visitor attraction finished ahead of Ireland’s best-known tourist sites in a poll of Irish and international readers of The Irish Independent.

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How to get here?

The Cliffs of Moher are located in County Clare along the Wild Atlantic Way on the West Coast of Ireland.

Fly directly to Shannon Airport from Stansted, Heathrow or Gatwick. Visit Shannon Airport for all flight information.

Travelling by car:

  • Ennis to the Cliffs of Moher (40 minutes)
  • Limerick to Cliffs of Moher (50 minutes)
  • Shannon to the Cliffs of Moher (60 minutes)
  • Galway to the Cliffs of Moher (90 minutes)
  • Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher (180 minutes)

By boat: Get the ferry from which sails from Tarbert in Kerry to Killimer in Clare (45 minutes).

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Visit outside of peak times for a more pleasant and peaceful experience. Sunrise and sunset visits are incredibly special and memorable.

Off-Peak AM:  8am -11am
Peak times:  11am – 4pm
Off-Peak PM:  4pm – Close

*Children under 12 are FREE when accompanied by a parent/guardian to a maximum of 4.

O'Briens Tower 2019

5 reasons to visit Ireland’s best visitor attraction:

4. Outdoor Activities: Besides the breathtaking views, the area around the cliffs provides opportunities for hiking, outdoor yoga, birdwatching, and connecting with nature.

5. Visitor Center: The Cliffs of Moher’s award winning Visitor Centre offers excellent visitor facilities, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all. The Visitor Centre features an Interactive Exhibition, Cliffs View Café, Puffins Nest Café, Visitor Information, Cliffs of Moher Craft and Gift Store, Restroom Facilities as well as First Aid facilities, which include a fully equipped first aid room with nationally-certified first aiders available daily

Things To Do!

Guided tours at the cliffs
Guided Tour
Bird Watching
Download the App and Audio Guide
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Weather and When to Visit

Out-of-this-world scenery

The Cliffs of Moher are entirely vertical and the cliff edge is abrupt. On a clear day, the views are tremendous, with the Aran Islands etched on the waters of Galway Bay.
From the cliff edge, you can just hear the booming far below as the waves crash and gnaw at the soft shale and sandstone.

With a due-west exposure, sunset is the best time to visit.

– Lonely Planet

Jun 22, 2024 - Sat
Liscannor, Ireland
light rain
12°C light rain
Wind 6 m/s, WSW
Humidity 86%
Pressure 757.56 mmHg
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
sat jun 22
broken clouds
15/12°C 5 m/s, S 90% 758.31 mmHg
sun jun 23
few clouds
17/12°C 3 m/s, WSW 88% 764.32 mmHg
mon jun 24
clear sky
18/14°C 3 m/s, SE 93% 762.07 mmHg
tue jun 25
light rain
14/13°C 4 m/s, N 88% 762.82 mmHg
wed jun 26
overcast clouds
14/12°C 3 m/s, NNE 79% 763.57 mmHg

Fun Facts!

Did you know that the Cliffs of Moher have appeared in Harry Potter and several other well-known films?

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you might recognise the large cave visible from the central viewing platform. It was featured in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince when Harry and Dumbledore ventured into the cave from sea in search of ‘Horcruxes’. Interestingly, the scene was the only part of the movie not filmed in the UK, adding an extra touch of intrigue to the Cliffs of Moher.

Download the Cliffs of Moher Experience App and Audio Guide to learn more.

Did you know the Cliffs View Café in the Visitor Centre offers a selection of delicious pastries?

Delight in an assortment of mouth-watering homemade sausage rolls, savory chickpea rolls, delectable pies, quiches and irresistible pastries in the Cliff View Cafe and Puffin’s Nest Cafe. Along with a variety of delectable dishes crafted with locally sourced ingredients like St. Tola Cheese, delectable jams, mustards, and chutneys from The Clare Jam Company and renowned Burren Smoked Salmon.

Did you know we are a big hit with English footballing legends?

We have been visited by John Charlton OBE DL former English footballer and manager. John Charlton was part of the England national team that won the 1966 World Cup and managed the Republic of Ireland national team from 1986 to 1996 achieving two World Cup and one European Championship appearances.

We have also been visited by Ronald Edward Harris, or “Chopper” former English footballer who played for Chelsea in the 1960s and 1970s. Harris captained Chelsea to FA Cup and UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup success, and made a club record 795 appearances

Did you know both Ireland and the UK drive on the same side of the road? 

If you are planning on driving on your visit to Ireland, do not fear! We also drive on the left side of the road. In Ireland, the majority of road signs are bilingual, displaying information in both Irish and English. This practice not only caters to the native Irish speakers but also ensures that UK drivers feel at ease while navigating the roads.

Did you know the Cliffs of Moher have long been admired for their scenic beauty, but few know much about the man who first promoted tourism to this inspiring place?

Cornelius O’Brien, a benevolent local landlord and parliamentarian in London, was the first to formally recognise the cliffs as a tourist destination. The tower was built on the cliffs as an observation tower for the English tourists who frequented the cliffs at the time. It is said to have initially served as a teahouse or folly another version tells of Cornelius building the tower in order to impress women he was courting! Whatever the truth – from this vantage point on a clear day you can see the Aran Islands and the Twelve Bens of Connemara across Galway Bay.

Entry to the O’Brien’s Tower Experience and tour are included in the admission price.