There are many beautiful places to visit in Ireland, and it is impossible to list them all.
The spectacular coastline, charming small villages, stunning waterfalls are all part of why we love Ireland.
This green island has a lot to offer, and we found ten of the most beautiful places to visit in Ireland.
Those incredible places should be on everyone top places to visit in Ireland.
1. The Cliffs of Moher.
Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s most visited natural attraction and it is no wonder why. The mighty cliffs tower 214 meters above the Atlantic Ocean.
Carved out about 320 million years ago by river delta offer one of the most spectacular views in the country.
Take your time here and explore Co. Clare where the strong traditional Irish culture flourishes.
2. Ring of Kerry.
The Ring of Kerry drive stretches for almost 200 km of one of the most beautiful areas in Ireland. Here you can hike the mountains, swim in lakes, or just admire its beauty.
Highlights like the Beara Penninsula, Kerry Way, Killarney National Park, all make for the areas outstanding natural beauty.
3. Giant Causeway.
This Northern Ireland UNESCO heritage site proves that mother nature can provide one of the most dramatic natural tourist attractions in the country.
40000 natural basalt columns formed by ancient volcanic eruption attract thousands of tourist to Co. Antrim every year.
Stretching along the coastline like a series of large stepping stones, hold many mythical tales of how were they formed.
4. Glenveagh National Park.
Stretching across 170 square kilometres, Glenveagh is Ireland’s second largest National Park.
Filled with rugged mountainous landscapes, crystal clear lakes, sandy beaches and the magnificent Victorian Glenveagh Castle.
Look out for rare wildlife in the area, and the Golden Eagle which was formerly extinct and now is reintroduced to the area.
5. Aran Islands.
The three islands located in the Galway Bay, are home to traditional Irish villages, far from modern developments of the mainland.
Here, many locals still speak Gaelic as their first language, live in small farming communities and drive pony traps.
The island has unique landscapes and many attractions including several Iron age forts, and Teampull Bheanain which is considered to be the smallest church in the world.
This glacial valley in Co. Wicklow is a genuine picture perfect place. If you are history or architecture lover, then don’t miss the ancient two towers f St. Kevin’s Church and a ruined cathedral.
The trail and lake walks are stunning here. Glendalough is one of the most beautiful corners of the country; it is a profoundly tranquil and spiritual place.
7. The Knocknarea Mountain.
The scenery and the coastline surrounding the town of Sligo are stunning.
The Knocknarea Mountain along with 40 foot high stone cairn which is the mythical burial place of the Queen Maeve of Connaught, make the area truly unique.
Along Sligo’s best is the Carrowmore, the most extensive stone age cemetery in the country. Even the famous poet W.B Yeats made the village of Drumcliff his final resting place.
8. Skelling Islands.
Ireland’s unique UNESCO Heritage Site makes for an unforgettable side trip from the famous Ring of Kerry tourist trail.
The two islands that rise from the sea are home to fascinating six-century monastic complex perched on the 230-meter high clifftop.
The birdlife here is also worth mentioning as it has Gannets, Black Guillemots, Cormorants, Razorbills and Herring Gulls.
9. The Burren.
About 300 meters above the ocean in Co Clare, western Ireland, lies the Burren.
Walking across the landscape of ruts, fissures and rocky mounds feel like on the moon. The scenery has been sculptured over thousands of years of acid erosion and is truly impressive to look at.
Take your time while you walk the Burren as it holds a great variety of rare plants and insects.
10. Cooley Peninsula.
At the northeast part of Ireland on the Iris Sea lies the Cooley Peninsula. Although the area is much less popular within tourists visiting Ireland, it has stunning landscape.
The views from the forested Mourne Mountains are breathtaking, and the medieval village of Carlingford makes the area the country’s most rewarding off the beaten track destinations.
What are your most beautiful places to visit in Ireland?
As you can see its an amazing list of places to visit in Ireland. What would other places around Ireland be on your list?
Of course, it is hard to mention all the beautiful places to visit in Ireland as there is so many of them. If you are looking for more inspiration and want to include more to your bucket list, make sure to read 99 Unmissable Things To Do In Ireland.
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