The top 10 natural wonders of Ireland - SEE PHOTOS
Ireland is home to more natural wonders than any of our European cousins
Ireland - like the U.S. - has some seriously stunning natural wonders. Mainland Europe might have the Acropolis, the Coliseum, the Sagrada Familia and the San Marco but Ireland is home to more natural wonders than any of our European cousins.
From the otherworldly landscape of the Burren to the forests of Slieve Bloom Ireland has something for everyone whether you travel North, South, East or West.
Here, we present the Top 10 Natural Wonders of Ireland from IrishCentral.com.
1. The Giant's Causeway
The intriguing lunar landscape of the Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim was Northern Ireland’s first World Heritage Site. It has to be seen to be believed. This stretch of rock is a geological phenomenon, renowned for its columns of layered basalt. It mystified the ancients who believed it to be the work of giant Finn McCool.
2. The Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher in County Clare have been known to make the most jaded jaws drop. Standing 700 feet above the raging Atlantic Ocean, the towering cliffs stretch out for a distance of about 5 miles and offer stunning cliff walks. Make sure to stay back from the edge.
3. The Cork/Kerry coast
The Cork/Kerry coast is famous for its beautiful white sandy stretches of beach, many of which have ‘Blue Flag’ status. Sunny weather brings out the best in the beaches at Youghal Front Strand and Inchydoney in Cork or Inch and Banna in Kerry. However, whatever the weather, the beaches are a wonderful retreat from the urban landscape. Most beaches are easily accessible and you don't have to buy a pass to get on one!
4. The Ring of Kerry and Ring of Beara
The narrow roads of the Ring of Kerry offer some of the most seriously scenic views in Ireland. It's best to take your time driving the Ring of Kerry or the Ring of Beara and most visitors say it's best done by car. They also say to leave plenty of time to enjoy the trip!