Wonderful Destinations In Ireland

Ireland is the second largest and beautiful island in the British Isles and located on the Northwest of Europe. This is 20th largest island in the World and amaze visitors with its greenery. Ireland is known as Emerald Isle because of rolling hills and its greenery. It has number of stunning castles, UNESCO World heritage sites, National Parks, beautiful landscapes etc. Here is the number of must visit tourist attractions in Ireland:

1. Blarney Castle

Address: Dame St, Dublin 2, Ireland.

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Blarney Castle Photo

It is a medieval castle of 15th century is one of the highest attractions in Ireland situated near River Martin and which was built by Irish chieftain Cormac McCarthy. The major visitor points in this castle are Blarney Stone, visitors have to climb many steps to reach over here and to kiss this stone and it is considered as a gift of eloquence. It also has an amazing garden with different divisions, Witch's Cave, Druid's Circle, and Wishing Steps etc.

2. Aran Islands

Address: 115 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, D02 XK03, Ireland.

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Aran Islands Photo

This is a charming Island in Ireland with 3 rocky isles named Inishmore, Inishmaan and Inisheer. The island is popular for its breath-taking vistas, amazing cliffs and you can enjoy number of activities here includes cycling, hiking, horse-back riding, visiting historical sites, participating in local musical events etc.

3. The Giant's Causeway

Address: 5 Beresford Pl, Mountjoy, Dublin 1, D01 V2V4, Ireland.

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You can find huge number of interlocking basalt columns as a result of volcanic eruption on the northern coast of Ireland. It looks like the foot of a giant animal?s stepping stone and it is recognised as a UNESCO World heritage site. Entry is free and visitors can walk through this gigantic stones.

4. The Rock of Cashel

Address: Moor, Cashel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland.

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This is a historic site situated at Cashel and also known as St. Patrick's Rock. This was the seat of King of Muster and the surrounding location is really stunning. You enjoy the beauty of medieval architecture and amazing collections of Celtic art works in this castle. The other points of attractions are a Cathedral, Cormac?s chapel, round tower-one of the oldest buildings in this castle etc.

5. The Ring of Kerry

Address: Ring of Kerry, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

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The Ring of Kerry Photo

You can reach these beautiful landscapes through a scenic drive through Iveragh Peninsula. While passing you can enjoy the beauty of rugged islands, coastal views, Killarney National Park, Ladies view, Muckross Estate, picture square villages etc. Definitely this 120 mile drive would be an amazing travel experience in your life.

6. Glenveagh National Park

Address: Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland.

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Glenveagh National Park Photo

This National Park was established in 1984, which surprise visitors with its beauty will include breath ?taking mountains, charming lakes, red deer forest and glens & woods. Glenveagh Castle of 19th century is another point of attraction over here. You can also enjoy an adventurous hiking and enjoy the surrounding beautiful sceneries.

7. Muckross House & Gardens, Killarney National Park

Address: The National Park, Dromyrourk, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

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Muckross House & Gardens, Killarney National Park Photo

You can take a visit to this National Park on your way to the Ring of Kelly. This is a 19th century mansion and attracts visitors with its architecture and beautiful gardens. This is situated on the eastern shore of Muckross Lake with stunning surrounding views. It was associated with Herbert family and later many handovers it became Ireland?s first National Park.

8. The Cliffs of Moher

Address: 118 Grafton Street, Dublin, D02 X588, Ireland.

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This is a UNESCO Global Geopark consists of sea cliffs located at the Burren region, Ireland. This is a popular tourist destination over here and from the top of the cliffs you can see the Aran Islands, the twelve pines, Galway Bay, Maum Turk mountains etc. The cliff stretches for 8 kilometres long and sunset is the best time to visit here.

9. Dublin

Address: Dublin, Ireland.

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This is the vibrant and capital city of Ireland. There are lot of points of attractions include Dublin Castle, St Patrick?s Cathedral, St Stephen?s Green and huge Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo, The National Museum of Ireland, historic buildings and heritage sites, number of shopping streets and restaurants with typical Irish dishes etc.

10. The Burren National Park

Address: 2 Church St, Knockaunroe, Corofin, Co. Clare, V95 T9V6, Ireland.

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The Burren National Park Photo

The Burren Park is called as the paradise of limestones, spreads around 1500 hectares. You can find different forms of eco systems here include cliffs, lakes, springs, grass lands, woodlands etc. Eventhough this is a rocky place, it?s fertile actually due to its rich herb and floral species.? Knockanes? is the highest point in this Park and you can enjoy walking trials, wildlife watching etc over here.

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