Acres of windswept and wild countryside, picturesque villages and cliffs that are not for the faint-of-heart are just some of the beautiful sights that make up Ireland’s countryside.
No matter who you are, if you love the outdoors and experiencing truly breathtaking scenery, these Ireland attractions are ones that you don’t want to miss:
The Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs are Moher are one of the most visited natural attractions in all of Ireland. They tower 214 meters over the clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. They run from the Ireland village of Doolin up to Hags Head in County Clare and are home to one of the most amazing coastal walks you will ever experience.
The cliffs were developed from a gigantic river delta more than 320 million years ago and now offer amazing views that stretch through the Maum Turk Mountains, Twelve Pins mountain range and Galway Bay.
The Giant’s Causeway
Located in northern Ireland, the Giant’s Causeway is proof that Mother Nature is one of the most dramatic tourist attractions in existence. This natural wonder is made up more than 40,000 basalt rock columns, which have been formed by the volcanic landscape and stretch along the coastline much like a series of extra-large stepping stones.
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The Aran Islands are most known for their “Aran sweaters,” which are available all over the U.K., and for the roads that are completely car-free.
If you want to experience a true Irish village that is completely unmarred by any modern developments, then taking a trip to the Aran Islands is a must. One visit to this village and you will see life in traditional and technology-absent environment.
These are just few places to visit in Ireland and Ireland is a country that is not lacking when it comes to exciting attractions and landmarks. Spending time here will definitely provide you with a vacation that you will remember many years down the road.