Embark on a journey through Ireland's rich tapestry, where castles, historic houses, and lush gardens await to enchant and inspire.

From the majestic ruins steeped in centuries-old tales to the meticulously manicured gardens brimming with vibrant colors, each stop promises a glimpse into Ireland's captivating past and present.

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Located just 40 minutes from Dublin Airport, Powerscourt Estate in County Wicklow dates back to 1731, boasting elegant architecture and stunning views of the Wicklow Mountains.

With many features to explore, including Ireland’s highest waterfall, 47 acres of landscaped gardens, and the Palladian mansion known as Powerscourt House, there is something to take everyone’s breath away.

Venture further into Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, and wander the romantic pathways of Birr Castle Demesne, set in the heritage town of Birr, County Offaly.

This historic estate invites you to explore its timeless beauty and captivating tales. Discover rare plant species, serene lakes, and the awe-inspiring Great Telescope, once the largest in the world. Feel the weight of history as you stroll along the winding paths, surrounded by the remnants of ancient trees and the echoes of centuries gone by. 

Near Shannon Airport, 35 minutes away, is Adare Castle. Located in Adare village, it is often referred to as one of Ireland's prettiest villages in County Limerick.

The street is lined with colorful thatched cottages, and the castle sits on the riverbank. This medieval castle was built in the 13th century by the powerful Norman Fitzgerald family and it has been restored today for tour visits.

Continue your journey at the iconic Blarney Castle & Gardens, nestled amidst the rolling hills of County Cork. Ascend the ancient stone steps to the castle's battlements and partake in the timeless tradition of kissing the Blarney Stone, said to bestow the gift of eloquence upon those who dare.

As you explore the castle's storied halls and winding passageways, immerse yourself in centuries of history and legend, from medieval knights to royal intrigue. From Blarney Castle, set out along the Wild Atlantic Way, tracing the rugged coastline of Ireland's west coast.

Whether you're a history buff, a nature lover, or simply in search of beauty and inspiration, Ireland's castles, houses, and gardens offer an unforgettable tapestry of experiences waiting to be explored.

Who is Europcar?

Europcar has locations all over Ireland, with international airports such as Dublin Airport, Cork Airport, Shannon Airport, and Knock Airport serviced by staff dedicated to ensuring you start and finish your vacation the best way.

At each location throughout Ireland, Europcar offers a wide range of vehicles, including compact cars, SUVs, and automatic models. With comprehensive insurance coverage available and 24/7 roadside assistance, you can explore Ireland with peace of mind.

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