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Ireland can boast the best ‘cliff view’ in the world

The view that can be seen from Ireland’s Cliffs of Moher has been voted the best ‘cliff view’ in the world by travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller.

The news won’t come as a great surprise to anybody who has ever visited the cliffs. They are 700 ft high and stretch for five miles. The cliffs offer striking views out into the Atlantic.

The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions and are seen by nearly a million people every year.

Cliffs of Moher have the best cliff views  in the world says leading travel magazine - photo copyright Bjorn Christian Torrissen

The cliffs are also near to some of Ireland’s other top attractions including the Burren, the caves and the Arun Islands.

The Cliffs of Moher, which are in Co Clare, also form part of the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’, which is a driving route that can be taken all along the west coast of Ireland.

Lauren Kilberg of Condé Nast Traveller wrote: “Stretching for five miles along Ireland’s western coast, the Cliffs of Moher are a sight more than 300 million years in the making.

“At their highest, the cliffs soar an impressive 702 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, offering the million visitors who visit each year incredible views sure to leave hearts racing (both from the beauty and the height).”

The Cliffs of Moher beat Britain’s iconic White Cliffs of Dover, which could only reach as high as second place on the list.

The rest of the top five were made up of the striking Preikestolen in Rogaland, Norway, The USA’s famous Grand Canyon National Park and Cabo Girão, in Madeira, Portugal.

The top five ‘cliff views’, according to Condé Nast Traveller

1 – Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, Ireland
2 – White Cliffs of Dover, Kent, UK
3 – Preikestolen, Rogaland, Norway
4 – Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
5 – Cabo Girão, Madeira, Portugal

While each of these sites are striking in their own right, we believe it was a good decision to have the Irish cliffs at the number one spot.

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