The Cliffs of Moher is one of Ireland’s top visitor attractions and one of the most popular day tours to take from the Park House Hotel Galway. It is now part of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark supporting sustainable tourism and has been a special protected area for birds and wildlife since 1979, home to 35 different species of birds.
At 250m high and stretching for 8 km along the Wild Atlantic Way coast, some say the Cliffs of Moher are the most dramatic in Europe. The Visitor Centre, itself sculpted from the landscape, hosts informative and entertaining permanent exhibits in its extensive gallery space and auditorium. Visit the on-site theatre and experience an exhilarating virtual-reality cliff-face adventure. Take a cliff-side walk where you will be captivated by the stunning views of the Aran Islands and Connemara. Also, one of the best things to do on a day tour to the Cliffs of Moher is to take a one-hour boat trip under the cliffs from Doolin and Liscannor piers with Cliffs of Moher Cruises.
The Cliffs of Moher was a ‘tourist attraction’ before that phrase was even heard of. In the early 19th century, the then landowner, Cornelius O’Brien, parliamentarian, and proud Clare man, built O’Brien’s Tower so that the expansive cliff views across the Atlantic Ocean from Liscannor Bay to Galway Bay could be fully appreciated. This paved the way for today’s centre to be the top visitor attraction in Ireland and on the Wild Atlantic Way.
The Cliffs of Moher has featured in classic movies like The Princess Bride and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
After a day spent enjoying the Cliffs of Moher and it's beautiful surroundings of the Burren, the Park House Hotel is the perfect hotel to stay in Galway. Relax in one of our 99 luxury bedrooms and enjoy award winning food and hospitality.
The Cliffs of Moher is located 1 hour and 30 minutes’ drive from the Park House Hotel.