The west of Ireland coast route, the Wild Atlantic Way, and Belfast, in Northern Ireland, have been listed among the official 50 Best Places to Visit This Decade.

The travel website Big 7 Travel has listed Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way and Belfast on their official list of the 50 Best Places to Visit This Decade.

Their list was compiled using their 1.5 million-strong social audience and contributions from their editorial team. The list reveals "the places in the world that travelers should have on their radar this decade", in the 2020s. 

They wrote "when it comes to the Roaring Twenties, we see it as the ideal opportunity to broaden your travel horizons and visit places you’ve always dreamed of. Whether you want to chill out on remote islands, discover disappearing rainforests or visit emerging cities (or, indeed, eternally exciting ones), our 2020’s travel bucket list has the best places to visit across the world."

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Wild Atlantic Way

A winding road along the Wild Atlantic Way.

A winding road along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Big 7 Travel's list ranked  Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way placed at number 20. 

The said "This route along Ireland’s western coast lets you visit the most spectacular places, from UNESCO World Heritage site Sceilg Mhicíl (Skellig Michael) and the largest karst landscape in the world, The Burren to the traditional Irish towns.

The scenic coastal route winds its way from the Inishowen Peninsula in the north down to the picturesque town of Kinsale, County Cork, in the south."

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Belfast City Hall, in Northern Ireland.

Belfast City Hall, in Northern Ireland.

The city of Belfast, in Northern Ireland, came in at the number seven spot. The Travel site wrote "Historic sights, super-chatty locals, legendary pubs and a thriving restaurant scene ensure Belfast punches well above its weight on almost every count. The city might be small but it is fast emerging as one of the UK’s most exciting destinations. In fact, the next 10 years will see the city really come into its own.

"Visit the Titanic Belfast museum with all manner fab interactive, experiential exhibits on hand to bring the doomed ocean liner’s tragic tale to life. We also love Belfast for its proximity to some of Ireland’s most stunning scenery, such as the Giant’s Causeway."

50 Best Places to Visit This Decade

Outside Ireland, the top 25 places to visit in the 2020s include Italy and Kenya, as well as Tokyo, thanks to its futuristic buildings and old-meets-new vibe. Other places in the Top 50 to add to your ‘must-visit’ list this decade include Greenland and Jordan.

The top ten places to visit in the 2020s are:

10. Singapore
9. Kapiti Island, New Zealand
8. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
7. Belfast, Northern Ireland
6. Melbourne, Australia
5. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
4. San Jose, Costa Rica
3. Boston, Massachusetts, USA
2. Kyiv, Ukraine
1. Guadeloupe, Caribbean

Drone footage of the Wild Atlantic Way

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Publiée par sur Mardi 3 décembre 2019

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