Ireland is one of the most beautiful road trip destinations that doesn’t get much mention. If you are looking for a destination for your next road trip, you can choose to explore the whole of the Emerald Isle or just a small piece of it. No matter how you choose to see Ireland, you will find that it is a diverse country that has something for everyone.
To experience the Wicklow Mountains fully, you can travel south of Dublin, get to the village of Bray and then head through the village of Enniskerry. This route will give you a great view of the Great Sugar Loaf Mountain in the horizon.
On your way, don’t forget to admire the Italian gardens and enjoy Ireland’s highest waterfall at Powerscourt Estate. The most memorable stop on the Wicklow Mountains will be at Glendalough, which is known as the valley with two lakes on it.
Rock of Cashel and Hore Abbey
The Rock of Cashel is a must-see on your road trip through Ireland. It is a ruin that sits on top of a hill and is often surrounded by sheep to give you the full Ireland experience. Although there is not much to do on the inside, the outside is gorgeous if you would like to take pictures of it.
The Hore Abbey ruins are a small distance from the Rock of Cashel. From Hore Abbey, you can also get a gorgeous view of the Rock of Cashel and this is the perfect spot for a photograph.
Cork and Cobh in the East
Cork is a few hours away from Dublin and is located at the centre of a lot of Ireland’s attractions. During your drive to Cork, you will have the chance to experience the gorgeous town of Cobh. This town is home to the Titanic museum and is the last place the Titanic stopped before its voyage through the Atlantic.
At Cobh, you would also visit the church as well as the local neighbourhoods located on a steep hill.
Ring of Kerry
The Ring of Kerry is also a must-visit for anyone going through Ireland. The roads are quite narrow here, so you have to be careful. The Kerry cliffs offer some driving challenges and are located in the middle of the ring. To complete your trip, you should also drive the Skellig Ring which is a short drive at the end of the main ring.
Before you travel, be prepared
The roads in Ireland are quite narrow in a lot of places so if you want to rent a car, you should get the smallest one that suits your needs. Also, you might find yourself driving off the road a lot, especially in the southside. Before you travel, it is also a good idea to get proper travel insurance. It is important to check that your travel insurance covers COVID-19. If you have a hard time finding insurance that covers COVID-19, you should choose travel insurance from Staysure. Staysure is a leading travel insurance provider in the UK. On their website, you can get quotes for a single trip or multiple trips. Their insurance policies have no upper age limit and you can get in touch with them through their website to find flexible cover that suits your needs.
There are so many interesting and beautiful places to visit, see and stay at while in Ireland. If you are feeling adventurous, you could take a road trip around the whole country, although that will take some time due to all the attractions found in Ireland.
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