The most beautiful sceneries in Ireland
Ireland, known for its lush green landscapes, rugged coastlines, and rich history, is a haven for nature lovers and adventure seekers. From the towering cliffs of Slieve League to the otherworldly formations of the Giant's Causeway and the enchanting landscapes of the Ring of Kerry, Ireland offers a diverse range of stunning sceneries that amaze their visitors – tourists and inhabitants alike. In this post, we will show you some of the most beautiful sceneries you can visit in Ireland.
1. Slieve League
Next to the famous Cliffs of Moher, Slieve League is often forgotten by tourists planning their trip around the island. However, the cliffs, located in County Donegal, are at some points even three times higher than their prominent counterparts. Rising dramatically from the Atlantic Ocean, the cliffs provide a breathtaking experience for visitors and panoramic views of the ocean, the surrounding mountains and the rugged coastline. Slieve League is roughly a 45-minute drive from Donegal.
2. The Ring of Kerry
The Ring of Kerry is one of the most famous routes for roadtrips in Ireland, as it offers a mesmerizing journey through diverse landscapes. From picturesque villages and to glistering lakes and rugged mountains, the Ring of Kerry encapsulates the essence of Ireland's natural beauty. And of course, you can almost always see the Atlantic Ocean from your car window. The ever-changing scenery provides a captivating backdrop, making the Ring of Kerry a must-visit for those seeking an immersive Irish experience.
Connemara, in County Galway, is a region of untamed beauty, where mountains meet vast, windswept landscapes. The Twelve Bens mountain range provides a dramatic backdrop to the shimmering lakes and pristine beaches of the region. Drive along the scenic Sky Road for panoramic views of the Atlantic coastline – watch out for the sheep! – and go for a hike in the National Park. Connemara's raw and unspoiled charm makes it a haven for nature enthusiasts.
Parts of the National Park in Connemara, the beautiful green fjords as well as the fascinating Kylemore Abbey can be visited during our day trip Wild Connemara Tour.
4. Dingle Peninsula
Just a bit north of the Ring of Kerry, you find Dingle Peninsula, also located in County Kerry. Here, the Atlantic Ocean meets steep cliffs and rolling hills. Scenic routes enable views of the ocean, Blasket Islands and the iconic Sleeping Giant. If you’re lucky, you can even spot some dolphins along the shore – or you can book a tour for whale or dolphin watching. Dingle town, with its colorful buildings and vibrant atmosphere, serves as a gateway to this captivating peninsula, where visitors can see ancient archaeological sites, enjoy the Irish sun on sandy beaches, and soak in the tranquility of the countryside.
5. Giant’s Causeway
On the coast of Northern Ireland, you'll discover the unique geological wonder that is the Giant's Causeway: Hexagonal basalt columns that seem to emerge like stepping stones from the sea. This almost otherworldly sight is a UNESCO World Heritage site steeped in folklore. Legend has it that the columns were formed by the giant Finn McCool. Stroll along the interlocking columns, marvel at the geometric precision of nature's design and at the beautiful mountains surrounding you.
You can easily visit the Giant’s Causeway in a day trip from Dublin – just take the train, rent a car or book a fun trip with us! Our Giant’s Causeway tour also includes a stop at the Dark Hedges and in Belfast.
6. Wicklow Mountains National Park
You wouldn’t necessarily think, that there’s lots of beautiful natural sceneries close to Dublin, however, Wicklow Mountains National Park is only about an hour from Irelands capital. Located in the "Garden of Ireland," you’ll see soft green hills and mountains, deep valleys, glistering lakes, enchanting woodlands, and blooming heather in spring. One of the highlights of Wicklow National Park is Glendalough, a glacial valley renowned for its ancient monastic settlement. The round tower, cathedral, and various church ruins date back to the 6th century, providing a fascinating glimpse into Ireland's rich history.
7. Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher, standing tall at 702 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, are an iconic symbol of Ireland's natural beauty. Located in County Clare, these cliffs offer awe-inspiring views that stretch for miles. No wonder they were already shown in many films, such as the Harry Potter series! As you walk along the cliff's edge, you'll witness the crashing waves below, seabirds soaring in the skies, and the distant outline of the Aran Islands. The Cliffs of Moher provide an unforgettable experience, especially during sunset when they are bathed in a warm, golden glow.
Many of the above sights can be visited while driving on the Wild Atlantic Way, a stunning coastal route, measuring 2.600 km and outlining most of Irelands west coast. Also, our day tours take you to a lot of the beautiful sceneries, let you visit the natural sights stress-free and even show you some more Irish gems you might not even know about yet.