Burren National Park
Just 50 Minutes from The Claregalway Hotel
If you are looking to visit the most unique ecosystem in the world then this is the pace for you. The Burren National Park is located in the southeastern part of the Burren in North Clare/South Galway.
Covering approximately 1500 hectares of land with a variety of habitats within; Limestone Pavement, Calcareous Grassland, Hazel scrub, Ash/Hazel Woodland, Turloughs, Lakes, Petrifying Springs, Cliffs and Fen.
The Burren gets its name from the Irish word “Boíreann” which translates to “Rocky Place”, this name is quite fitting when you see the landscape on which it is set. The lack of sold and the exposed limestone pavement stretch out as far as the eye can see.
“of this barony it is said that it is a country where there is not water enough to drown a man, wood enough to hang one, nor earth enough to bury them”
Cromwellian Army Officer – 1651
The highest point of the park is Knockranes which is 207 metres above sea level, overlooking the spectacular terrain of the Burren and beyond. Visitors travelling for The Claregalway Hotel can book in for one of the many Walking Trails on offer at the Burren National Park, these walks vary from 30 minutes loop walks to 3 hours treks over limestone hills. A map of these walks can be viewed here.
During the season, the staff at Burren National Park offer free guided walks along the trails throughout the park covering such topics as Burren flora, fauna and geology. Guided walks can also be arranged for interested groups of 4 people or more. All walks are entirely free but booking is required as places are usually limited.
Why Stay With Us?
So if you are looking for hotels near the Burren, The Claregalway Hotel is the perfect location for your adventure break. Located less than an hours drive from our hotel, the Burren National Park is perfect for families, couples, solo travellers and groups seeking something unique.
Avail of top-class food and drink in our Bia & Co restaurant before you set off, ensuring you have the energy to keep you going during your guided tour. Our Galway hotel offers packages to suit all guests, from Bed & Breakfast and Family Breaks to group accommodation and discounted rate deals.
Book with us today and receive complimentary use of our state of the art leisure centre, free on-site parking, fine dining and luxury accommodation in the heart of Claregalway.