May to August: 08:00 – 21:00

Cliffs of Moher Experience

Create magical memories that will last a lifetime.

One of Ireland’s favourite visitor experiences, the Cliffs of Moher tower over the rugged West Clare coast.  Walk the safe, paved pathways and view the famous Cliffs on Europe’s western frontier and enjoy the spectacular vistas over the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands.

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.

Learn More >

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 mouthwatering 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.

Avis Car Hire

How to get here?

Depending on where you’re staying, you can fly directly to Shannon Airport from Stansted, Heathrow or Gatwick.

Visit Shannon Airport for all flight information.

The Cliffs of Moher Experience are easily accessed by road from Galway (90 minutes), Ennis (40 minutes), Limerick (75 minutes), and from the ferry which sails from Tarbert in Kerry to Killimer in Clare (45 minutes). Dublin is approximately 4 hours via Limerick.

Water Refill Stations Ireland

Save up to 70% when you book online!

Visit outside of peak times which are between 11 am – 4 pm 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

Weather and When to Visit

The Cliffs’ unpredictable weather can range from fog to sunshine, so visitors should come prepared with a rain jacket and walking boots! But, no matter the weather, the Cliffs have earned a spot among the world’s top 25 “selfie spots,” ranked at number 25 by Instagram in 2021.

In the event of unfavorable weather conditions, you have the ability to make changes to your online booking.

Things To Do!

Download the App and Audio Guide:

Enhance your experience by downloading our convenient app and audio guide, providing you with fascinating insights and information as you explore.

Guided tours at the cliffs
Guided Tour

Immerse yourself in the wonders of the Cliffs of Moher with a guided tour, led by knowledgeable experts who will unravel the secrets and stories of this extraordinary natural marvel.

Bird Watching

Embark on a bird-watching adventure amidst the cliffs’ diverse avian population, where you can witness the graceful flight and captivating behaviors of various bird species in their natural habitat.

Geosite in the burren
Explore Clare

Expand your itinerary and explore the wealth of local tourist attractions in Clare surrounding the Cliffs of Moher, immersing yourself in the rich history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes that this region has to offer.

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 5, 2023 - Mon
Liscannor, Ireland
clear sky
15°C clear sky
Wind 2 m/s, E
Humidity 85%
Pressure 768.82 mmHg
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
mon jun 5
clear sky
20/14°C 3 m/s, E 79% 768.82 mmHg
tue jun 6
clear sky
19/13°C 2 m/s, E 84% 768.07 mmHg
wed jun 7
clear sky
20/13°C 3 m/s, ENE 86% 767.32 mmHg
thu jun 8
overcast clouds
18/12°C 6 m/s, E 81% 764.32 mmHg
fri jun 9
light rain
17/14°C 8 m/s, E 93% 760.56 mmHg