Learn About Ireland
Leaving the urban destinations, the true charm of Ireland comes from its large wild natural expanses, an authentic and unique landscape, rural areas with centuries of traditions, remote castles and so much more.
When searching for wonderful destinations in the world, if someone is trying to find a place where the tourist crowds are not charging in and ruining the experience, but still have an amazing variety of intriguing things to see and do, Ireland is definitely at the top of the list.
Ireland is located off the northwestern coast of Europe, occupying most of the island, excepting Northern Ireland situated in North East. Descendants of the Celtic tribes and influenced by the Norman settlers, Ireland is today an independent state, while Northern Ireland remains part of the United Kingdom. This is one of the most fascinating travel destinations in the world, with a wealth of natural and cultural heritage that can hardly be found anywhere else.
A visit to Ireland usually starts from Dublin, the magnificent capital of the Republic of Ireland, an old and charming city, featuring plenty attractions and landmarks. With a history of over a millennia and a population of over 2 millions, visiting Dublin could seem daunting, but the old historical center can easily be explored on foot in a day or two. And, by all means, visitors should do it, as there are some unique monuments in the city, including famous sites as the massive Dublin Castle with its Royal Chapel, State Apartments and other attractions, the wonderful St. Patrick Cathedral and the Christ Church Cathedral, the fascinating National Museum of Ireland with its fabulous collections, Phoenix Park, Trinity College and the Book of Kells, plus the Guinness Storehouse. Ireland is one of the best places in the world to hang out and have fun, with the famous Irish pubs and its welcoming people - in Dublin, the Temple Bar area is a great place to be.
Leaving the urban destinations, the true charm of Ireland comes from its large wild natural expanses, an authentic and unique landscape, rural areas with centuries of traditions, remote castles and so many more wonders. Among the top travel destinations in Ireland, we can also include the Ring of Kerry, a fascinating route passing through the most interesting sites in Kerry county such as Killarney, Kenmare, Torc Waterfall, Muckross Abbey, Skellig Michael and more. Other places to see in Ireland are the Cliffs of Moher, the lakes and hills of Connemara in the west, and a personal favorite, the Wicklow Mountains south of Dublin. But if you visit Ireland, do not forget to see a castle or two, as these have a unique charm, like the Rock of Cashel (pictured above), Blarney Castle and Ross Castle.
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