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Ireland is home to some spectacular views so it’s no surprise that so many tourists come here to explore the breathtaking scenery. With so many hidden gems tucked away in picturesque places, it’s worth planning a road trip to ensure you discover all that Ireland has to offer. This post will hopefully give you some inspiration as to which drive you should take in order to see the very best of the endless list of things to do. A country rich in art, history and music, you will certainly want to tick a lot of attractions off your list. Keep reading to discover some of the best drives that Ireland has to offer and don’t forget to ensure you have Car Insurance before setting off on your road trip.
Dublin to Portlaoise, Through the Wicklow Mountains
A perfect drive if you want to take in the busy streets of Dublin whilst also capturing the remoteness of the Wicklow Mountains. Take a detour and visit the Powerscourt Waterfall, located at the foot of the mountains, which is the highest waterfall in Ireland. When you get back on the road, travel along the Sally Gap mountain pass and you’ll enjoy the views over the surrounding valleys. You’ll find a hidden gem tucked away in the Glendalough valley, one of Ireland’s best preserved monastic settlements. After stopping here, continue west to end the journey in Portlaoise.
The Causeway Coast
The Causeway Coast is considered to be one of the most beautiful drives in the world, taking you past the famous Giant’s Causeway. This route starts off in Belfast and follows the coast, allowing you to check out Carrickfergus Castle and the Gobbins, a cliff face footpath offering extreme views of the Antrim shoreline. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan then look out for the Dark Hedges, a beech tree-lined road which doubled as The King’s Road in the HBO series.
The Sky Road, Connemara
If it’s tranquillity and charm you’re after on your road trip, then check out the Sky Road. This route offers views of the Connemara coast with its calming waters and you can look out for the glistening quartzite peaks of the Twelve Bens and Inishturk. Carry on to Omey Island which you can access by driving over a causeway from the Aughrus Peninsula. If you want to take this Irish adventure, you will need to coincide it with low tide.
These are just 3 examples of the best drives that Ireland has to offer. If you’d like to discover more of Ireland’s beautiful drives, check out this eBook from Chill Insurance which has some of the best drives chosen from a range of travel, lifestyle and family bloggers.
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