Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
Located just 4 miles from us, the castle (built in 1425) is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in lreland. On the grounds of Bunratty castle is the Folk Park where you will see a vivid re-creation of 19"' century life. By night time, the castle is the impressive setting for medieval banquets.

Cragganowen, known as 'The Living Past Experience' is a re-creation of Celtic Ireland. Here you can see Crann6gs and Ring Forts, the Medieval Castle and the 'Brendan Boat'. You can enjoy the fresh air and lake walks in a most enjoyable rural setting.

Knappogue Castle and Walled Garden
Knappogue Castle, located just outside of Quin (approx. 15 minutes from Sixmilebridge) was built in 1467 by Sean MacNamufa and is a magnificent example of a medieval tower house. The Castle also holds medieval banquets from April to October.

The Burren
Located an hour's drive from us is the Burren, one of the largest limescale landscapes in Europe. It is a lovely place to go for a drive and have picnics at. The Burren is also famous for its unique plantlife. Limestone-loving plants such as foxgloves and rock roses grow here and rock's microclimates also nurture plants found in the Artic, Alpine and Mediteffanean regions. Botanists have attempted to find out why, but no one has come up with a complete answer.

Ailwee Caves
Ailwee Caves, Ireland's Premier Showcave, is located within the Burren. This cave was formed by the glacial melt waters of an early ice age. The erosive power of the waters carved out a subterrainian river deep underneath Ailwee Mountain. This river has subsided since the last ice age, leaving behind one of Ireland's most stunning caves.

The Cliffs of Moher
Within an hour's drive from us, just north of Lahinch along the West Clare coast are the Cliffs of Moher - the highest cliffs in Europe. They are currently in the running to being one of the Natural Seven Wonders of the World.

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