Ireland is a hotbed of tourism. Its beautiful natural features have been the magnet that has attracted visitors year after year. The natural attractions are so diverse, literally, there is something for everybody. Among many other things, these are a must do during a vacation in Ireland:
Make a stop-over at Dublin.
A tour to Ireland would be incomplete without a visit to its capital. Dublin is your quint essential commercial center. Cosmopolitan, excellent infrastructure & amenities and full of life. Apart from the usual city dynamics, it has beautiful spots to visit. Inclusive of: The National Museum of Ireland, Dublin Castle, Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Zoo, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix and St Stephen’s Green Parks. That is Dublin for you.
Visit the castles.
Ireland is strewn with castles and monuments. These are the historic buildings that were long ago built or occupied by iconic individuals regarded highly in society. The Blarney Castle (and the sensational kissing of the Blarney Stone) in Co Cork, Muckross House and Gardens, Ross Castle in Killarney. Bunratty Castle and O’Brien’s Tower in Co Clare. King John’s Castle in Limerick, Trim Castle in Co Meath, Leap Castle in Clareen and Carrickfurgus Castle in Northern Ireland. Listed above are some of these castle. These intriguing sites will for sure amaze you.
Golfing spirit is high in Ireland. Golf courses are many, both in the cities and in the other counties towards the Atlantic coast. Within the outskirts of Dublin alone are more than fifty golf courses. Golfers can enjoy the game as they experience the breathtaking scenery of this land of beauty.
Visit the Cliffs of Moher.
The cliffs are one of Ireland’s finest, attracting over a million visitors each year. A very beautiful spot you can’t get enough of. The mighty cliffs tower 700ft (214m) high and run 5miles (8km) from near Doolin to Hags Head in Co Clare. Walking along its 800m long pathway grants a spectacular view of the coast. Also, the cliffs are suited for bird watching owing to the many species of birds that live therein. This is an incredible sight you for sure don’t want to miss during your trip to Ireland.
Take the Ring of Kerry Drive.
Talk of an awestrucking drive. The ring drive is the 179km (120miles) drive cutting across several coastal villages while circling the Iveragh Peninsula. You are served with the best scenes of the Atlantic coastland as you drive along. You can choose to slow down a little by cycling or walking part of the journey.
While in Co Kerry check out Skellig Island, Killarney National Park, Aran Island tour, Kerry Way (the old walking route), Ross Castle and Muckross House & Gardens. Co Kerry is the place to be in an Ireland visit.
Venture to the Giant’s Causeway.
This wonder of wonders is listed in UNESCO list of world heritages. It’s composed of 40,000 polygonal basalt rock columns, speculated to be as result of a volcanic eruption. Walking on these huge stepping stones is an exhilarating experience.
Tour the Glens of Antrim.
The wave of nine glens over the lush woodland with waterfalls, rivers and parks is an experience of its own kind.