5 Things You Don't Know About... the Cliffs of Moher Get ready to immerse yourself in Irish food, folklore, and fun in a uniquely majestic landscape. Budget Travel Friday, Jul 1, 2016, 8:00 AM (Aguina/Dreamstime) Budget Travel LLC, 2016

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5 Things You Don't Know About... the Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher in Ireland

Don’t let the steep drops scare you away: The landscape around these iconic cliffs in Ireland will warm you with traditional music and a taste of Irish hospitality.

1. The 700-foot limestone Cliffs of Moher, stretching five miles and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in County Clare, Ireland, were carved during the last Ice Age.

2. Explore rolling hills and vertigo-inducing views on the 28-mile Burren Way hiking trail (irishtrails.ie).

3. The excellent visitors center is a good place to start your visit (about $6, cliffsofmoher.ie).

4. The tiny nearby town of Doolin, on the coast, is home to several pubs where high-quality traditional Irish folk music is on tap nightly; boat tours of the cliffs depart from Doolin.

5. Kick it old school at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, where you’ll eat with your hands at a torch-lit table (admission about $11, banquet tickets from about $52, shannonheritage.com).

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