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Cliffs of Moher
The majestic Cliffs of Moher in Ireland rise virtually straight up out of the Atlantic Ocean for a stretch of 8 kilometers (5 miles). They stand as high as a 60-story building.
How to pronounce
Moher = mow'-her
Best time to come
This wonder annually attracts nearly a million tourists. To avoid crowds, come in May or September.
Remember, this is the southwest corner of Ireland. Fog and rainy weather conditions could partially or totally mask what you came to enjoy.
Main visitor site
Even in the summer, you'll likely need a sweater or windbreaker. It can be chilly due to strong ocean breezes.
It is situated midway along the cliff course and near the highest elevation point. Key facilities are:
From the observatory in this 1835 round stone tower, you can see the unending struggle between waves and rock. The Aran Islands and Connemara Hills can be seen in the distance.
Visitors Center complex
Offers food, shops, observation windows, and an educational Atlantic Edge exhibit.
Location in Ireland