Top 5 Tourist Attractions in Ireland

1. The Cliffs of Moher

Located on the west coast line, this is the most visited natural tourist attraction of Ireland. Stretching 8 kilometers, it rises 120 meters at the Hag’s Head over the Atlantic Ocean and has the highest elevation of 214 meters at the north of O’Brien’s Tower, and is visited by millions of visitors every year. This is an amazing site and from the top one can have a majestic view of the Aran Island in the Galway Bay and can also see The Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk Mountains. The cliffs can be approached through a walk along the hillside trails and one can also have a look at the 300 million years old river channels at the base.
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2. The Ring of Kerry

Ireland tour can be never completed without a visit to The Ring of Kerry. It is a 179 kilometers circular route that starts clockwise from Killarney and passes through Kenmare, Killorglin and a plethora of stunning islands, wild mountains, and picturesque villages and above all the magnificent Atlantic Ocean. There are many variations of the route and the visitors can practically start from anywhere. It is a very popular day trip for the majestic scenic beauty of the area with options for water sports, horse riding on the pristine beaches and deep-sea wangling facilities. For the lover of history there are ancient monasteries, Iron Age Forts etc all beautifully placed in a spectacular natural canvas to attract tourists.
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3. The Aran Islands

It is a group of islands consisting three islands named Inishmore, Inishmaan, and Inisheer at the mouth of Galway Bay, on the western coast of Ireland. These mystical islands are famous for their unchanged rural culture over many centuries and as you step on the shore you will have the amazing feeling of entering an area where time is absolutely frozen. Visited by many tourists it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland and remains crowded by the tourist throughout the year, especially in the summer. Here the past is carefully preserved. The mere 1200 habitats are living in almost the same way as their ancestors did and the area has a rich architectural heritage with breathtaking scenic views.
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4. The Boyne Valley

Situated around a wide bend in the River Boyne, the complex houses some of the most important historic monuments in Ireland and was included in the list of World Heritage sites that can be seen by guided tours. It houses around 40 massive megalithic passage tombs that date back to the Neolithic period predating the pyramids of Giza in Egypt. The graves witness the profound knowledge and sophistication that creator of the tombs had in since and astronomy. This is most prominent in Newgrange. The tomb designed in such a way that on December 21, the Winter solstice it gets illuminated by a narrow beam of sunrays that come through the roof box offering magnificent view to the visitors.
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5. Guinness Storehouse

Located at St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland, The Guinness Storehouse tells the visitors all about the history of Guinness through many interactive exhibitions and since starting operations it has attracted over 4 million visitors. Originally constructed as a fermentation plant for the Brewery, this storehouse has seven floors encompassing a glass atrium in the shape of a Guinness pint. Visiting the ground floor, the tourists get exposure to the four ingredients of beer: water, barely, hoops and yeasts. The other floors introduce the history of their advertising besides brewing, transport and sponsorship. The visitors can also enjoy a beautiful all round view of Dublin City, settling in the Gravity Bar, over the complementary pint of Guinness on the seventh floor.
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