Ireland has some of the most beautiful & unique landscapes I the world and therefore, it has been the location for some of the most-watched movies and series, including the Game of Thrones & Harry Potter! This is the list of the 5 most iconic sights that makes Ireland remarkably unique!
The windy Giant’s Causeway
So, there we stood… on top of the most iconic and recognisable sight in Ireland – The Giant’s Causeway! The story goes that the Causeway was constructed during fights between two giants, hence the name! This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site & one of the most marvellous natural wonders I ever saw. The rock pillars are all nearly perfect hexagonal and rise-up (and down into the ocean) like perfect steps. Its very windy too (hence, holding on to the cap for dear life!)
The magnificent Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher are located on the west coast of Ireland & named after ruined fort of ‘Mothar’. The cliff stretch for about 8km & is 702 feet at their highest point. This cliff is not only beautiful by itself but from here you can see Aran Islands, Twelve Pins, Maum Turk mountains, etc. Click the link for more details about Moher Cliffs.
Millions of books in Trinity College Library
If you are a book lover then a visit to Trinity Library is a must! Even if you are not a book lover you will love this grand structures which has about 5 million printed volumes, comprising of journals, manuscripts, maps and music reflecting more than 400 years of academic development, etc. The most famous of its manuscripts are the Book of Kells and the Book of Durrow. Other special collections are the Ussher Collection of 1661 and the Fagel Collection of 1802. For further details click Trinity College Library
Whale watching in West Cork
Ireland West Cork is a great location for doing Whale Watching as the water is just right for their habitation. The best time would be visiting in the summer months (between September to November). You can take boat trips from both Baltimore and Union Hall. baltimoreseasafari.ie has some great whale watching safaris. Do check it out!
Mr.Puffins of Skellig Michael
Skellig Michel is a rocky island of the coast of Kerry and has world’s 2nd highest colony of Puffins! It also has a 6th century monastery. Puffins are birds that you won’t normally encounter in a zoo and moreover, the boat-ride to Skellig Michael itself is mind-blowing!
So, here are the most unique sights of Ireland & hop someday you are going to tick off each of this from your bucket list! Stay tuned for my next post & till then, have fun!