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Alcock and Brown Landing Site

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Address: Derrygimlagh Bog, Clifden, Ireland
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+353 91 563 081

The site where John Alcock and Arthur Brown landed following their historic...

The site where John Alcock and Arthur Brown landed following their historic cross-Atlantic flight in 1919.

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Lovely walk, with stunning views

Going on this walk is defo a must see place very well recorded with history, the views are unbelievable a must see.

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Annie O
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Alcock and Brown Landing site near Clifden is a 'must see' for anybody with an interest with aviation history. The aviation pioneers landed here in June 1919 on the first ever transatlantic flight which left from Newfoundland......the intended destination was England however, the pair crash landed their plane at Derrygimlagh without injury! The 3.5 km loop walk is wonderful... More 

Thank marygee22
Baildon, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been before and were pleasantly surprised this time as ot jas had a bit more made of it. Better car park and more info

Thank lizzi45
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a very interesting place and I learned a valuable piece of history about county Galway I would recommend it to everyone

Thank michealmurphy135
Chester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

good days walk around this area. beautiful views. the fact that they landed here is amazing given the terrain.

Thank jackie333
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Going on this walk is defo a must see place very well recorded with history, the views are unbelievable a must see.

Thank Annie O
London, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

So interesting to find out that not only is this the landing sight of the first transatlantic crossing (non stop) but it's the place that the sos help from the titanic was picked up. An interesting little place with a walk/hike treck if you have time. Nice little find. And it's all free!

Thank ljcuk01
Klaukkala, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The 5km walk really takes 1,5 hours if you stop and read all the info along the way. Interesting history, great views. Beautiful little lakes and sheep everywhere. But it was really cold because of the damp wind. Dress warm! The trail is in very good condition, we had hiking boots, which would not really have been necessary. What saddened... More 

Thank Tarjia
Malaga, Spain
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215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This site is truly amazing because it makes you think about the birth of aircraft technology and travel. These brave men were the forerunners of the industry. Best seen on a good day when the wind is not so strong.

Thank perle369
Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

While a bit windy there wasn't a cloud in the sky for our NYD walk - views were simply stunning ! Just the right length of a walk for teenagers as well

Thank GerardC27
Sligo, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Visited this wonderful outdoor museum, about 5km, amazing instalations, a unique experience, highly recommend and great for children.

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