Four times as tall as the Big Ben of London or nearly twice as tall as the Prime Tower in Zurich, the Cliffs of Moher are more than impressive.
Believe it or not, the Cliffs of Moher are up to 210 metres tall and are one of the main attractions in Ireland. During a quick visit to the Lough (pronounced: Lock) Corrib, a lake in the western part of Ireland, Jan and I decided to have a look at this tourist sight after we had only moderate success – actually no success – while fishing.
The drive down to the Cliffs of Moher took us through the student city Galway where we enjoyed lunch in a cozy Pub. Then we traveled further down to the country side of Ireland with its famous stone walls all over the country. We wondered a lot where all those stones came from. It was only when we arrived at the cliff, that the origin of all those stones became suddenly clear.
At the cliffs you have to pay 6 Euros for the parking unless you go there by bus, bike or foot. There are no additional entrance fees and there is free wi-fi at several spots, thus you can post your selfies straight away. Within the enclosed area it is forbidden to go closer to the edge of the cliff. But you can still make very impressive pictures even if you stay behind the stone barrier. For example, it looks particularly impressive, if you have some grass in the foreground of your picture which suddenly ends and then reveals the view on the vast Cliffs of Moher.
If you need some adrenaline or you just like to stand close to a 210 metres drop off, follow the way along the cliff to your left when facing the sea. You will come to the end of the guarded area, where it is up to you to stay in save distance.
I have to admit that I was awed by the majesty of the elements and it is more than worth visiting this impressive natural sight.