Top Tourist Attractions in Ireland

The most daunting task a tourist might have in Ireland is selecting the attractions to visit. ‘What should I not miss?’ is a question most new tourists ask while traveling Ireland. While there is no single answer to this query as everyone has his/her own list of favorites, we have come up with some of the choicest Ireland attractions from across the country. Some of them are very popular and some are lesser known and offbeat.

Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher located on the West coast of County Clare are one of Ireland’s top Visitor attractions. The Cliffs are 214m high and stretch for a distance for 8 kilometres along the Atlantic Ocean. The renown O’Brien’s Tower stands proudly on a headland of the magnificant Cliffs. From the Cliffs one can see across Galway Bay, the historic Aran Islands, The Twelve Pins mountains range in South Connemara and Loop Head to the South.

Dublin Zoo

Situated in the Phoenix Park this lush green zoological park has lot to see and do with the family. The visitors can enjoy enjoy train ride and picnic while exploring wild creatures. For children there are animal -petting corners as well.

Irish National Heritage Park

Travel back in time and witness the 9000-year-old history of Ireland at Irish National Heritage Park in Wexford. An excellent hotspot for family, this passionately designed park has attractions for all age groups. You’ll be fascinated by the story of ancient Ireland from Norman conquerors to down to its first inhabitants.

Powercourt Gardens

Situated in County Wicklow just outside of Dublin, these graceful and grandiose gardens are a feast for senses. Set amidst the serene setting of Wicklow hills, Powercourt Gardens is Europe’s one of the most famous gardens. Its 398 ft high waterfall is Ireland’s highest.

Hill of Tara

Also known as the ‘hill of the kings’, Tara has been a witness to all ages down from ritual Stone Age to the Christian era and was the ancient seat of power. The hill is just 500 ft above sea level but on a clear day you can see each of the four Celtic provinces.

Dublin City

Dublin city is best explored on board of one of the myriad bus tours or better still on foot. The city is relatively small however, rich in history and hosts numerous heritage sites worth a visit. The city may keep you busy for a whole week. It is advisable you avoid city center on weekends as most of the city seems to go shopping here.

Lakes of Killarney

If remaining close to nature and heritage is your thing, Killarney is definitely a must see. Experience the picturesque coastal landscape, breathtaking mountain scenery, heritage monuments and serene charm of Killarney lakes as well as royal castles and houses – this is the place worth a dekko. Thousands of visitors flock to Killarney, so best time here can be had during summers.

Taking them all in will definitely showcase the variety of picturesque and most significant sights the country boasts of. These Ireland attractions will remain etched in your memory for a lifetime as also the stay in any of the chic hotels in Ireland where you’ll find yourself put on a pedestal thanks to warm hospitality and services


Source by Anna Taylor Grant

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