Hospitable people, important archaeological sites, castles, museums, spectacular cities and, of course, incredible landscapes. These are some of the things you can find if you travel to Ireland , a country that, as you can see, has a lot to offer the traveler. However, today we want to focus on one of its great attractions: its natural landscapes.
So, what we are going to do next is tell you about some of the most beautiful natural corners of this beautiful country. Would you like to join us? We assure you that you will not regret it!
Cliffs of Moher
First of all, we want to tell you about the Cliffs of Moher, one of the most visited corners of Ireland, something that does not surprise us at all, since they are truly spectacular. We are talking about cliffs that reach 214 meters in height located on the coast of County Clare. You can observe the cliffs both on foot and by boat. Ideally, yes, you can enjoy both points of view.
Another place that could not be missing on the list is the Giant’s Causeway, a curious and beautiful corner located in the north of Ireland formed by 40,000 basalt columns that arise from the ocean. According to legend, these were built by giants.
Killarney National Park
We continue our tour of the most beautiful natural corners of Ireland in County Kerry, where you can make the famous tourist circuit of the Ring of Kerry, which begins and ends in Killarney National Park, which is accessed through the city that leads the same name. This natural park extends over 10,000 hectares where you can find rivers, lakes, mountains, numerous plant species and different types of animals. Within the park there are numerous sites of interest, such as Killarney Castle.
Connemara National Park
Another park that cannot be missing from the list is the Connemara National Park, which is located in the west of Ireland, specifically in County Galway . The park occupies about 2,000 hectares, where you can find forests, meadows, swamps, heaths, picturesque mountains …
Of course, we could not forget El Burren, an area that surprises for its peculiar karst landscape. That is to say, it has little to do with other corners of Ireland where swamps, lakes and pastures predominate. Located northeast of County Clare , this site is filled with large fissured limestone pavements ( clints ). One of the areas of this place has been declared a National Park. It is here where you will enjoy the fauna and flora the most.
We also want to tell you about the Bay of Killary, considered the only fjord in Ireland. The best way to discover it is by boarding one of the tourist boats that run through the area regardless of the weather conditions. On this tour you will discover steep falls into the water, small coastal villages, salmon farms, beautiful mountains …
We continue our journey through some of the most beautiful corners of Ireland in County Wicklow , which hides wild mountains and spectacular valleys. Above all, the Wicklow Mountains National Park stands out, characterized by its beautiful landscapes of steep peaks, peat, old military roads, deserted villages, lakes, waterfalls …
Lastly, we want to talk about the Dingle Peninsula, which is located in County Kerry . We are talking about more than 100 kilometers of road where you can discover gigantic beaches, beautiful coves with golden sand, lakes, grazing sheep and, of course, the small town of Dingle, which is the only urban nucleus.