‘Ireland is stunningly scenic…It is the real deal.’ Lonely Planet has tipped the Emerald Isle as one of its top 10 holiday destinations for 2015 due to a winning combination of gorgeous landscapes, wonderful tradition and fantastic hospitality. With that in mind we’ve selected a few of our favourite scenic highlights.
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Sun rise from Kerry’s stunning mountain range.
Reputedly named by the admiration given by Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting during a visit in 1861, Ladies View in Killarney National Park offers incredible views of the peaks, lakes and landscape along the Ring of Kerry.
The Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge offers spectacular views of the County Antrim coastline for those brave enough to cross it. Just don’t look down!
The megalithic tomb at Newgrange in County Meath was built over 5,000 years ago and is estimated to have taken over 20 years to build!
One of the landmarks of the Kerry Way walking tour, but also accessible by car, the Torc Waterfall is a lovely little place to stop.
With a wealth of history and heritage, great food, even better drink and a fascinating cultural quarter, Dublin is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s ‘must-sees’. This view is of night time at the city’s Four Courts and bridge over the Liffey.
The Burren in County Clare boasts an otherworldly landscape rich with many historical and geographical highlights. Explore ring forts, megalithic tombs, limestone pavements, harbour villages and more.
A view of the Skellig Islands
Enjoy breath-taking views of the Aran Islands and Galway mountain ranges or gaze at the horizon over the Atlantic from the stunning Cliffs of Moher in County Clare.