There’s no question about it that Ireland is one of Europe’s most beautiful countries. Rich in culture, picturesque scenery and endless tourist attractions, it’s no wonder why so many tourists descend on the country all year round. From Belfast right down to Cork, the country is renowned for its hidden gems and natural beauty, which will provide you with the ultimate Irish experience. Whether you’re soaking up the famous Irish culture in the heart of Dublin or exploring the historic Blarney Castle, there is so much to see and do right across the country.
Tourists travel from all over the globe to visit Ireland and will usually fly into one of the countries many airports. Cities such as Dublin and Belfast are amongst some of the most visited destinations in Ireland, but to fully experience all that the country has to offer, it’s best to travel as much as possible. Ireland has an endless number of hidden gems which many tourists aren’t aware of. If you’re planning on travelling across the country or want to plan an Irish road trip, then Chill Insurance have created an eBook full of places which should be on your must-see list.
If you’re visiting Ireland this year or planning a holiday but not sure where to go, then hopefully this post may make your decision that little bit easier.
Located on the Causeway Coast, Giant’s Causeway sits on the edge of the North Atlantic Ocean. There’s no doubt about it that the Causeway is one of the world’s most beautiful Unesco Heritage listed sites. Surrounded by a breathtaking landscape of cliff edges, rugged terrain and peaceful ocean views; Giant’s Causeway is a must if you’re travelling to Ireland.
Giant’s Causeway is best accessed via the Causeway Costal route, one of the best drives in Ireland. Along the way you can explore Carrickfergus Castle and the shorelines of Antrim. If you’re a fan of the hugely popular HBO series Game of Thrones, then it’s worth keeping an eye out for the Dark Hedges. The trees planted back in the 18th century line a road which has recently been used to create a back drop for the famous series.
The Sky Road
Many tourists head to Ireland for the lively atmosphere of busy cities such as Dublin and Belfast, but this isn’t to everyone’s taste. If you’re looking for a peaceful break packed with scenery, then driving along the beautiful Sky Road in Connemara is definitely something to consider. The short 15km drive takes you on a tranquil journey alongside the peaceful coastal waters, providing the perfect backdrop to your drive.
Don’t be disappointed by the short journey time as the adventure isn’t over just yet. If you plan your trip around the low tides, you can dry across the sandy causeway to Omey Island. Here you can take in the peaceful atmosphere and distant ocean views.
Here are just two of the many locations which need to be on your must-see list if you’re travelling to Ireland. The eBook created by Chill Insurance provides you with a range of other places you can visit across the country. It would be great to hear if you’ve been to Ireland and where you’d recommend going or if you’re heading there this year. Feel free to join in the conversation on social, using #TravelWithChill and tagging @Chill_Insurance.