Must- see places in Ireland
Ireland is a country which offers a lot : history, architecture, castles (so many!), amazing nature, good whiskey, but also much more.
I have already written three blogposts about my Ireland roundtrip: A blogpost about Dublin , Blogpost Part I about Ireland and Blogpost Part II. As these blogposts are some of the most popular on my blog, I thought a blogpost about my must-see places in this wonderful country should not be missing. There is so much to see that it was hard for me in the beginning to figure out which places you should definitly not miss and which places are nice -- but no must-see places. So this guide could be helpful for everyone interested into the country and castles.
Don´t miss to see these places, because all of them are special in their own way and will give you a better impression about Ireland:
|Rock of Cashel|
- Guinness Storehouse: Expensive, but worth the price. Interactive exhibition where you get shown how the beer gets brewed, you also get told about the history and how Guinness as a brand evolved. You also learn about marketing, you can try to draw your own beer and there is an amazing rooftop-bar from where you have a wonderful view over Dublin.
- St.Patrick´s Cathedral: Wonderful architecture and amazing gift shop inside.
- Irish Whiskey Museum: Was totally surprised about this museum, great guide through the whiskey history of Ireland and at the end you can try three different varations of whiskeys.
- Dublin Castle: If you like historical buidlings it´s a great idea to go there.
|View from the Rock of Cashel|
Ireland in total:
- Rock of Cashel: A 2-hours drive from Dublin. Magical place of history with old buildings that tell more about what happened at that time- also a marvellous view to green fields.
- Titanic Experience: Located in Cobh- last stop of the Titanic before it declined- showing you how the cabins looked like, the original landing stage where the boats departed and much more. Additionally, the town is really cute and many little streets can be explored.
- Blarney Castle: Big garden area around the ruin of Blarney Castle. You can go up, inside the castle to kiss the Blarney stone to get the gift of eloquence. Blarney house inside the area (huge manor) is amazing to see as well.
- Bunratty Castle & Folkpark: Visit the castle inside and afterwards explore the best folk park that I have ever seen. Large area with many original old irish houses where you can go inside and feel the atmosphere back then.
- Muckross Houses, Gardens and traditional farms: Maybe my favourite place in Ireland in total, really special and hard to describe, so go and see it yourself (: .Giant park area (perfect for long walks), Muckross house (old manor house- many original furniture pieces) and a folk park where you see old farm houses (different types) and many animals.
- Cliffs of Moher: Breathtaking view from the cliffs to the sea. Magical place that everyone should visit at least once.
- Clonmacnoise: For everyone interested in religious places but also for lovers of history. This place is part of the beginning of church history. Audivisual show and many ruins to see.
- Malahide Castle: Important place of the medieval Irish history. Big castles with guided tour, but also pretty garden area.