Ireland is a country rich in history, culture and natural beauty. Whether you’re staying in the capital city or on the coast, there are spectacular sights and attractions to enjoy.

Some of the most popular sights and attractions in Ireland include:

Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher can be found on the western coastline or Northern Ireland. The cliffs span over five miles and are over six hundred and fifty feet above the cold waters below.

Standing on the edge of the cliffs you can enjoy some of the most spectacular views of the water and Aran Islands. This is a must for anyone visiting the beautiful country of Ireland.

Aran Islands

Aran Islands is made up of three small islands that have been preserved. While there is electricity, these islands appear to have stood still in time. The locals and friendly and welcoming and it is a very busy tourist destination in Ireland.

As you stand on the islands you can get a beautiful view of Ireland on a clear day, a chance to see this spectacular area from a completely unique angle.

Guinness Storehouse

Ireland is famous for their smooth black beer called Guinness. Guinness is enjoyed throughout the world and visiting the storehouse gives you an opportunity to learn more about this delightful brew.

This is probably the most popular tourist attraction in Dublin and spans over seven floors where you can see Guinness being made, learn how they make it and what makes it such a worldwide success. When you’ve finished your tour you can head up to the bar on the top floor and enjoy a pint before heading back to your hotel.

The Giant Causeway

The Giant Causeway is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is geological formations of hexagonal columns. These formations were formed over sixty million years ago and are absolutely breath-taking.

While this is a very popular tourist destination as people from around the world come to gaze at these natural masterpieces, it isn’t claustrophobic. You can move away from the crowds, enjoy the views and see these formations first hand.

Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle is a famous tourist attraction in the Cork area. This is one of the oldest castles in Ireland and is perfectly restored to its former glory. The castle offers spectacular lake views as you make your way through the property, many of the rooms are open to the public.

A must when visiting this castle is to make your way up to the Blarney Rock, there is a lot of stories about the rock, but it’s believed that if you kiss the rock you will be given the gift to talk your way in or out of any situation.

The truth of the matter is that it is believed the rock was a place where new knights were given their knighthood and where kings were crowned. Today it’s a hub of excitement as visitors flock to the rock, kiss it and then wait to see what the future holds.