Doolin has something for everyone. Although being a popular destination, it has managed to maintain a unique sense of old world charm and the people of Doolin are always so welcoming. In this area some of the worlds most unique landscapes and places of interest are but minutes away. Activities for all the family are located close by and while staying with us we would encourage you to immerse yourself in the wonderful music and atmosphere Doolin has to offer. Located in the heart of Doolin, next door to Hotel Doolin, Fiddle + Bow is the perfect location to experience, to adventure, to explore.
From the Cliffs of Moher to the Aran Islands and the fascinating Doolin Cave you will definitely have some unforgettable experiences. Doolin.ie is a great guide to things to do in Doolin. Click here to see the Doolin Heritage Trail map with many points of interest for you to look out for as you explore the village of Doolin.
Discover the beauty of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geo Park "While getting “lost” in the Burren landscapes can be the best part of your trip to Ireland, it is also important that you plan your visit to ensure you spend enough time exploring the areas that fit your interest best"
Our Top Tips for unforgettable experiences
Inis Oirr - the smallest of the Aran Islands. Hop on board O Breins Ferries at Doolin Pier and explore this beautiful island. From the ruins of O Briens Castle, to the sunken church of St. Kevin, the lighthouse and Plassey shipwreck. Relax on the stunning beach or hire a bike to explore what this island has to offer. Why not include the cliffs cruise as part of the experience, discover the spectacular Cliffs of Moher from the ocean, get up close to the sea stack and see the caves from 'Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince'
Interesting fact: Inis Mor - the largest of the Aran Islands is one of the locations the Banshees of Inisherin was filmed
The Burren National Park - there are a lot of hikes and walks in the Burren with extraordinary views. Mulloughmore has beautiful trails and we highly recommend the Lough Avalla Farm Loop.
Interesting fact: Along the trail is the charming Lough Avalla Tea House where you can take a rest, have a cuppa and indulge in a treat. There is no charge but you can make a donation if you wish.
Doolin Cave - Discover Europes Largest Stalactite, the Great Stalactite, a sight to behold. 125 steps and 200 feet underground. Perfect adventure for a rainy day.
Interesting fact:Take home a unique gift of Doolin Cave Pottery, made from cave clay hand dug 120 ft deep within the cave.
The Burren Perfumery - Immerse yourself in the scents of the Burren or relax in the rose covered Tea Rooms. Visit this working factory in the heart of the Burren.
Interesting Fact: The products are made in small batches, choosing to manufacture only as needed.
Caherconnell Stone Fort and Sheep Dog Demonstrations - Tour the ring stonefort, visit a working farm but the highlight of this experience is the wonderful sheepdog demonstrations.
Interesting Fact: these are the only sheepdog demonstrations in county Clare.
Burren SmokeHouse Experience - Taste the Atlantic Salmon Experience, fully interactive space where the story of Irish salmon is told in a captivating and entertaining way, from its place in Irish mythology and history right up to modern times.
Interesting Fact: Here at Russells at Fiddle + Bow, we use this wonderful smoked salmon in our dishes.
SO MUCH TO DO SO LITTLE TIME
Climb It – Rock climbing in the Burren a once in a life time experience.
West Coast Cycle Tours
Love Doolin Like We Do
Here at the Fiddle + Bow we are keen to do our part for the environment and sustainable tourism. As a new hotel we still have a lot to learn. But we are constantly making progress. We are part of the Burren Ecotourism Network, whose mission is to contribute to transforming the Burren region into a truly sustainable destination. If you would like to know more about our contributions or more information on the Burren Ecotourism Network please don’t hesitate to contact us.