Places to Visit in Shannon, Ireland, Europe
Shannon is one of the main towns in Ireland situated in south west part of the country in Clare County in the province of Munster. Shannon town is hub to more than 100 overseas companies and economy of the town depends on industries, tourism and fishing. Shannon is situated at the distance of 218 kilometers from Dublin, capital of Ireland and surrounded by Newmarket on Fergus, Sixmilebridge, Bunratty, Meelikc, Ennis, Ballycasey, Meelick and Limerick. Coordinates of Shannon are 52.7137° N, 8.8686° W.
History of Shannon:
Shannon is a planned city that was constructed during 1960s and Shannon Free Zone Industrial Estate was established in the town along with the airports.
What to see in Shannon?
Cliffs of Moher:
Cliffs of Moher is situated at the distance of 60 kilometers from centre of the town in Burren region is located at an elevation of 120 meters (390 feet) above the sea level and the cliffs in the region provides breathtaking views of surrounding Atlantic Ocean and visited by more than millions of visitors throughout the year.
The Burren is one of the popular tourist destinations in the region that offers karst landscape in the northwest of Clare County at the distance of 50 kilometers from center of the town is one of the largest karst landscapes in Europe.
Bunratty Castle is situated at the distance of 7 kilometers from center of the Shannon town is a oldest and large 15th century tower house in the county constructed during the Viking settlement in the region.
River Shannon is the most popular and longest river in Ireland stretches over 360.5 kilometers (224 miles) and the major waterway since the ancient times.
Other Places to Visit in Shannon:
- Ross Castle
- Lough Key Forest Park
- Strokestown Park House
- Boyle Abbey
Best time to visit Shannon:
Shannon experiences maritime temperate oceanic climate with warm summer and cool winter and best time to visit Shannon is from June to September.
Getting to Shannon:
Shannon is served by Shannon Airport located at the distance of 6 kilometers from Shannon town is one of the main airports in Ireland and the third busiest airport in the county after Dublin and Cork and has direct flight connectivity to cities in Europe and North America.
Bus services in the Shannon town is provided by Bus Eireann company, operates long and short distances buses from various parts of the county and due the airport in the town, Shannon is served by regular buses from neighboring parts of town and cities.
Accommodation in Shannon:
Shannon is one of the main town in the country visited by millions of tourists throughout the year and the town is surrounded by lots of hotels, resorts, guesthouses and villas that boasts world class facilities to the tourists visiting the town and rooms are equipped with all the modern amenities and services that will cost from $ 25 to $ 450 and above per day. List of hotels in Shannon are as follows:
- Park Inn by Radisson Shannon Airport
- Oak Wood Arms Hotel
- Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa, Limerick
- Shannon Court Hotel
- Clarion Hotel Limerick
- Greenhills Hotel
- South Court Hotel
- Old Ground Hotel
- Travelodge Limerick
- Castletroy Park Hotel
- Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel
- Temple Gate Hotel
- Queens Hotel and Nightclub