Cliffs of Moher Experience
The Cliffs of Moher Experience is Ireland’s top natural attraction. The Cliffs are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometres over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. O’Brien’s Tower stands proudly on a headland of the majestic Cliffs Moher. Visitors have access to the tower and the viewing platform on the roof, where the Cliff views are most spectacular. From the Cliffs of Moher one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, as well as The Twelve Pins, the Maum Turk Mountains in Connemara and Loop Head to the South.
There are lots of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy, like the world-class heritage centre with modern, educational fun interactive facilities such as the Cliffs of Moher Experience postcard from around the world, from a children’s play area, binoculars and information cards for bird watching.
The Cliffs Exhibition is the exciting interpretive centre at the Cliffs of Moher Experience. Housed at the centre of the underground building a huge domed cave contains: images, exhibits, displays & experiences that will delight young and old alike. Visitors enter via a viewing ramp which provides access for all to the main dome. The building has been sunken into the contours of the land and is covered by the grass hillside.
The dome is organised into four principal themed areas exploring different elements of the mighty Cliffs of Moher: OCEAN, ROCK, NATURE and MAN.
The first floor of the Visitors Centre houses the Cliffs View Café, providing fabulous views of the Cliffs from the windows looking out of the hillside
Cliff of Moher Experience Viewing Points
The Cliffs of Moher Experience has three primary viewing platforms.
The Main Platform:- From the main platform you are able to see the south cliffs and towards Hag’s Head.
The North Platform:- The North platform is located at the highest point of the Cliffs, Knockardakin at 214m or 700 feet above sea level. It is also the location of the Tower viewpoint, O’Brien’s Tower and from here you can see An Branán Mór Sea Stack, home of the guillemots and razorbills. You can also see the surfing wave ‘Aileen’s’, Aill Na Searrach, to the right when it is up and running. On a clear day you can see across to the Aran Islands: Inis Oírr, Inis Méain and Inis Mór and to the left views of the beautiful Galway Bay. Also, from this platform you have a fantastic view of the South Cliffs that stretch for 8km. You can walk to Doolin, approximately 5km, from this point along the Coastal Walk.
The South Platform:- The South Platform is a perfect viewpoint of the Puffin colony, the puffins make their home on Goat Island, a grassy island when you look down and to the right. From this point you can see the Cliffs as they continue towards Hags Head. You may continue your walk to Hags Head it is approximately 4km each way with breathtaking views of the Cliffs.
The Cliffs is a Special Protected Area under the EU birds Directive 1979 and is home to Ireland’s largest mainland seabird nesting colony.
Cliffs of Moher Experience Opening Times
- 9am – 5pm, November/December/ January/ February
- 8am – 7pm, March/April/ September/October
- 8am – 9pm, May/June/July/August
All times are subject to change
Guided Tours of the Cliffs
A guided tour is a special way to learn more about the Cliffs of Moher and are most suitable for smaller groups who have a special interest in nature, geology, history, geography and tourism. The guided nature walks are conducted by trained Cliffs of Moher Experience Rangers and Customer Service Staff. Tours should be prebooked to avoid disappointment. You can pre-book a guided tour at least 1 week in advance at cost of €60 for a maximum of 15 people or €40 for a group of 10 people or under. Guided tours are available subject to availability and take approximately 45 minutes. To prebook a guided tour contact [email protected] or phone +353657086141
Cliffs of Moher Experience Charges
We encourage everyone to book online for the best rates.
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Admission to the Cliffs of Moher Experience includes access to all onsite facilities including:
- A fully accessible Visitor Centre with self-guided Cliffs exhibition, and on-site theatre with an exhilarating virtual reality cliff-face adventure
- 800m of safe paved pathways and amazing viewing areas including access to O’Brien’s Tower and rooftop viewing where one can see five counties on a clear day
- Audio Guide and App – free to download with audio tracks from the locals, information on all aspects of the Cliffs, maps, and all information to make your trip to the Cliffs of Moher memorable
- Restrooms/toilet facilities
- WiFi · Secure unlimited parking · Accessibility for all
- Complimentary services such as binoculars and picnic blankets on loan
- Picnic areas and an internal dining area for those who wish to bring their own snacks · Water refill station
- Phone charging and luggage storage, First Aid room, and meditation room
- “Lifts of Moher” electric mobility vehicle driven by experienced guides to ensure less mobile visitors do not miss out on the wonderful views and experience
Dining at the Cliffs
The Cliffs View Café is located on the first floor of the visitor centre with spectacular views of the landscape and ocean. Bound by a commitment to building a sustainable future for the region the Cliffs of Moher Experience sources food that is grown and produced locally in the Burren area.
Seating 120 people, the café offers a range of hot and cold food with breakfast and lunch options available.
With its great atmosphere, friendly staff, and fabulous food, the Cliffs View Café is a place to relax and refuel on your day out at the Cliffs of Moher Experience.
The Puffin’s Nest Cafe
On the ground floor as you enter the Visitors’ Centre the Puffin’s Nest Café provides a range of hot & cold drinks, sandwiches, homemade soup and salads as well as a host of snack and locally baked cakes to tempt you.
Shopping at the Cliffs
There is great shopping at the Cliffs of Moher – inside the Visitor Centre or outside on the Craftworkers’ Street.
Craft and Gift Store
The Craft and Gift Store located within the visitor centre offers a beautiful range of products from 80 Irish suppliers of which 65 are local or artisan. This provides employment in the region and is part of the mission of the Cliffs of Moher’s commitment to sustainability. A wide range of gifts are available from jewellery, ceramics, clothing, perfumes and cosmetics perfect for your family and friends.
The Cliffs of Moher Experience proudly support many sustainable, eco-friendly Irish companies such as Crann and Palm Free Irish Soap along with small independent Irish businesses such as Irish Slate Crafts and Rachel Webb Ceramics.
Craftworkers’ Street Shops
- Moher Music Shop
- Irish T-shirts
- O’Dalaigh Jewellers
- Gifts of Moher
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