Despite being small in size, the countries of Ireland and Northern Ireland offer some pretty incredible scenery. Check out some of our favourites below:
Located in the County Antrim on the north coast of Northern Ireland, the Giant’s Causeway is made up of about 40, 000 interlocking basalt columns that are a result of ancient volcanic fissure eruption. In 1986, the Giant’s Causeway was declared a World Heritage Site, as both a natural and cultural site. In 2017, the Giant’s Causeway celebrated its one-millionth visitor.
Cliffs of Moher
Located in County Clare in Ireland is 14km of rugged sea cliffs known as the Cliffs of Moher. The cliffs are one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions, with visitors exceeding 1.5 million per year.
Did you know? The Cliffs of Moher have appeared in several films, including The Princess Bride, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Leap Year.
Blarney Castle is a medieval castle in Blarney, near Cork in Ireland. The structure that visitors see today is actually the third to have been built on the site. The first building was erected in the tenth century and was a wooden structure. At around 1210AD, this structure was replaced by a stone structure. The third (and present) building was built in 1446 after the second structure was demolished for foundations. The Castle has become a popular tourist site where many visitors hang upside down over a sheer drop and kiss the Blarney Stone, which is said to gift eloquence.
Ring of Kerry
The Ring of Kerry is a 179km-long tourist route in County Kerry in Southwestern Ireland. The ‘Ring’ is a popular day trip and showcases Ireland’s unspoilt landscapes.
Consisting of steep sea cliffs, sandy beaches and large spits, the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland’s southwest has something on offer for everyone, including sandy beaches for swimming, walking routes, rich musical tradition, fine dining and much more! In fact, some of the best surfing in Ireland is along the Dingle coastline.
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