A visit to County Clare combines the magical charm of historic Ireland with delicious local produce and the chance to explore breathtaking countryside. You can enjoy all of these when you discover Aillwee Cave and Birds of Prey Centre, located in the heart of the Burren National Park.
The Hydro Hotel is an excellent base for your visit to the Burren, offering traditional Irish breakfasts and live music events on a regular basis. Our friendly staff will be delighted to help you plan your break in this beautiful area, and we can recommend many local landmarks and activities when you book to stay with us here, or in one of our sister hotels, The Imperial Hotel, Lisdoonvarna or The King Thomond Lisdoonvarna.
Great Visitor Attractions Near Lisdoonvarna
Aillwee Cave is an experience not to be missed, characterised by dramatic caverns and waterfalls in the stunning scenery of the Burren. There are many things to do when you visit Aillwee Caves, and everyone in the family will find something special here. Here’s how to spend your day:
• Take a guided tour of the caves. The expert guides at Aillwee Cave lead 35 minute tours that enable you to see the very best of the caverns, including bridged chasms, unusual rock formations and impressive waterfalls. You will find out more about the history of this area, including the brown bears that lived here many years ago, and leave knowing that you have seen some of Ireland’s ancient magic.
• Visit the Birds of Prey Centre. The Birds of Prey Centre here in the Burren offers a great chance to see native birds of prey alongside eagles, falcons, hawks and owls from all over the world. You can witness flying displays, find out more about falconry and see how birds are conserved on the Burren all year round.
• Take a Hawk Walk. Here on Aillwee Mountain, you can try this once in a lifetime opportunity and learn how to interact with the incredible predator, the Harris Hawk. This is a 45 minute activity that does not require any previous experience, and should be booked 1-2 days in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Explore the farm shop. The delicious local produce that makes up the Burren Food Trail includes Burren Gold Cheese, made at Aillwee Cave Farm shop. We always recommend taking the Food Trail when you are visiting the area, as this is a wonderful way to discover traditional cuisine, exploring the countryside that has been producing such delicacies for many years.
Visit Beautiful Lisdoonvarna, County Clare
Lisdoonvarna is a great place to stay when you visit County Clare, ideally located to discover the best of this wonderful area. Lisdoonvarna is host to the annual Matchmaking Festival in September, when more than 60,000 people travel from around the world for dancing, music and the craic, so a visit at this time of year is always extra special.
If you’re planning a trip to Ireland, talk to us to find out which of our luxurious hotels would suit you best, and we will help you to plan a holiday that you will never forget. Book your stay at The Imperial Hotel, Lisdoonvarna, The Hydro Hotel, Lisdoonvarna or The King Thomond Lisdoonvarna today.