Welcoming and wonderfully rich in culture, Ireland, the “Emerald Isle,” is sure to put a sparkle in your eye. You’ll love its friendly people; laid-back attitude; often tragic yet fascinating history; and its rugged, romantic landscapes. This is “the land of saints and scholars,” with more Nobel Prize winners for literature than any other country in the world. Topping it all, the country’s capital of Dublin was designated a UNESCO City of Literature in 2010. Explore the varying regions of place by booking customized Ireland tour package here at WTTSaudia.
Best places to visit in Ireland
- The Cliffs of Moher: So many superlatives have been used to describe the magnificent Cliffs of Moher that it’s hard to find the right words. Vertigo-inducing and awe-inspiring spring to mind, and they are indeed both of these things, as well as being utterly wild and ruggedly beautiful. For those who’ve read up on the Emerald Isle prior to visiting, the cliffs will be familiar, starring as they do in countless postcards and guidebooks. Yet no image can ever do them justice. About one and a half hours by car from Galway, in neighbouring County Clare, the cliffs are visited by close to a million people from across the globe each year. It’s one of the popular day trips from Dublin.
- Grafton Street, Dublin: So much more than just a great place to shop in Dublin, Grafton Street is alive with buskers, flower-sellers, and performance artists. You will also find countless places to stop off and simply watch the world meander by. Café culture has taken off in the capital, and on a sunny day, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in Barcelona or Lisbon.
- Killarney National Park and Muckross House & Gardens: The house and gardens are a real treat, and there are Jaunting Cars (Killarney’s famous horse & traps) to take you around the grounds in style. The attraction’s old farmsteads are also well worth taking in for a taste of how ordinary folk once lived. The Killarney National Park & Lakes region is filled with beautiful scenery, and any route through it will reveal view after view of its lakes and mountains.
- The Book of Kells and Trinity College, Dublin: Ireland’s oldest university, Trinity College in Dublin is one of the country’s ancient treasures. Once you enter the gates and cross the cobblestones, it’s as if the modern, thriving city outside simply melts away. A stroll in and around the grounds is a journey through the ages and into the hushed world of scholarly pursuit.