These cliffs, in County Clare, Ireland, featured in the movie “The Princess Bride” When you first leave the parking lot, you find this wordless but sound advice.
You would be wise to heed the warning; they are crumbly, very high and there is usually a high wind which can shift suddenly. Not all do, of course, so some get a Darwin award (for removing themselves from the gene pool). Sadly, when I googled the cliffs to make sure I got the spelling right, one of the first hits was from the Clare Herald reporting that a body had just been recovered from the bottom.
On top of the cliffs, you’ll find a watch tower – it gets a clear view into the Atlantic:
The man gives you an idea of the scale. The following view of the cliffs, with the tower on top, gives you an idea of the scale of the cliffs and reminds you why the warning is needed.
The cliffs are a major tourist attraction. Luckily, we were there off season so it wasn’t very crowded. The local authorities take good care to preserve the beauty of the cliffs. One way they do that, while allowing local craft stores to benefit from the tourist euros is to bury the stores in the nearby hill: