The Isle of Ireland, including the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, is certainly a popular travel destination, and for good reason. If you're up for some adventure, take a trip down to Ireland and experience the breathtaking natural landscapes; go on exhilarating hikes and cycle routes, discover regal castles and heritage sites, and enjoy the liveliness of the Irish people. And to make your trip even more unforgettable, book your accommodations in one of the lovely Belvilla holiday homes scattered all over Ireland, ensuring a comfortable and luxurious stay. Here are some famous, must-see destinations in Ireland and beautiful holiday homes to go along with them.
The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's top tourist attractions and are visited by almost a million people annually. The highest point is about 214 metres, and the cliffs stretch eight kilometres along the Atlantic ocean. If you happen to be a Harry Potter fanatic, you might be excited to know that one of the scenes from the sixth movie in the Harry Potter franchise was filmed at the Cliffs of Moher. Many have attempted to describe the location's beauty, but it is hard to do it justice with mere words. Experiencing the area in person is truly something else, and therefore, we advise taking a day trip to the ruggedly beautiful cliffs and walking along the trail to experience the true, raw power of nature at its peak. After a long day filled with beautiful views and long walks, come home to a lovely Belvilla holiday stay and relax with a calming cup of tea.
Killarney National Park is another one of Ireland's most popular tourist attractions. For nature lovers, this place is a veritable garden of Eden. Killarney National Park, located in County Kerry, is home to Ireland's highest mountain range, shining blue lakes, medieval castles and cascading waterfalls. Let your adventurous spirit run loose here and discover the park by bike. Cycle over to Ross Castle, a regal structure standing for over 500 years, or take a ramble up to Torc Waterfall and allow yourself to get lost in the sounds of wildlife and flowing water. At the Killarney border, explore Ireland's most scenic route, the Ring of Kerry, and perhaps partake in water sports along its pristine beaches. After all the adventure, treat yourself to some tasty bites and have lunch in one of Killarney town's many excellent restaurants. And when you're done for the day, retreat to your pleasant Belvilla home and soak in a lovely, warm bath.
A trip to Ireland wouldn't be complete without a stop at its most visited heritage site, the Rock of Cashel. Toured even by Queen Elizabeth ll of Great Britain, this amazing limestone rock with its group of medieval buildings is a historic landmark that has stood high and sturdy since the 11th century. Over 1,000 years old, the Rock was once home to the Kings of Munster. For all you history fanatics and archaeology lovers, the Rock of Cashel contains many wonderful tourist attractions, including an audio-visual show and exhibitions. When you're done with your tour of the ancient structure, take a minute to absorb the fantastic views that range over the Tipperary countryside. Complete your trip by visiting Bru Boro, a cultural village at the foot of the hill. Enjoy the folk theatre and get an insight into Irish culture and traditions.
For a more relaxed and water-fun-filled vacation day, visit Kinsale — one of the best small towns in Ireland for tourists. With a rich history and a scenic coastal setting, Kinsale is perfect for water-lovers with various activities such as sailing, fishing, swimming, and, best of all — great seafood. If you enjoy the party scene, Kinsale has some great, lively pubs, and the Bulman is the perfect spot for a sunny afternoon pint. Kinsale is also considered a very 'instagrammable' location, and the town is home to many colourful buildings and narrow streets. Explore the vibrant lanes and indulge in some photography to make the memory permanent. Discover the superb and luxurious Belvilla holiday homes nearby to make your trip as comfortable as possible.
Ireland is pleasant in all seasons, so there is no single 'best time' to visit. Your decision will depend mainly on your vacation budget and what you wish to do, so choose a time that is most convenient for you.
Since rain is common in Ireland year-round, you'll want to have a windproof umbrella, waterproof jackets, raincoats and rain boots with you at all times. Ireland has mild weather, although sometimes it can be unpredictable. Pack lightweight clothing that's easy to layer and prevents moisture.
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