Ireland is considered to be one of the most popular vacation spots in the world. This might surprise those who haven’t heard much about the small country. Well read on to find out precisely why this is case as you find out some of the most beautiful sites in Ireland.
Cliffs of Moher
One of the most stunning sights in Ireland are the imposing Cliffs of Moher. Standing tall at 214 meters over the Atlantic Ocean, the Cliffs of Moher are truly a sight to behold. While the cliff is an incredible sight in itself, that’s not all the area has to offer. The cliffs are surrounded by a humongous river delta that makes for an impressive view. If you’re a photographer or simply a tourist looking to see some impressive sights, this is definitely a site you should see.
The Giant’s Causeway
The Giant’s Causewa is a UNESCO World Heritage List. One look at the sight should make it obvious why this is the case. While it doesn’t quite fit with the traditional definitions of beauty, it’s truly a sight to behold. The thousands of rock columns caused by the volcanic landscape resemble an array of large stepping stones. Tourists that visit this site often take the opportunity to walk over the stones and experience what it would feel like to be a literal giant.
If you need to relax from all the other sites, visiting the Aran Islands is a good choice. While it’s definitely impressive in its own right, the Aran Islands are not nearly as “breath-taking”. Instead, it’s here where you can experience a more traditional Irish experience. There is a small Irish village here that has been untouched by some of the more modern developments in the rest of the country. If you want a taste of the past, this is the best place to visit.
This beautifully bleak landscape is something which makes for a truly memorable experience but the rocky terrain may not be suitable for visitors with special access needs. Even if you are fit its worth getting cover for your holiday before you visit The Burren just to be on the safe side. With an assortment of fissures, cracks and large rocky structures, walking across it as has been compared to walking on a foreign planet.
It’s not all grey and dreary though as amidst the rubble, you can find plants and wildflowers growing between the cracks. Perhaps a perfect metaphor for Ireland in that it may appear dull on the outside but is actually quite beautiful on the inside.
Glenveagh National Park
What’s a tourist destination without a national park? The Glenveagh National Park remains one of Ireland’s most popular attractions. Each year, hikers, fisherman and campers alike come to visit the place to enjoy the salmon-filled lakes or view the rare wildlife. It’s worth noting that if you don’t quite consider yourself to be the “outdoors type”, it’s probably not a good idea to try and camp out here. Regardless, this is definitely a place you should visit at least once.
Gavin fell in love with an Irish woman in the 1970s and fell in love the country soon after. He reguraly holidays in Ireland and enjoys it’s rich scenery and generous people.