Ireland is a vacation destination on the bucket lists of many tourists. In addition to its beauty, people flock to Ireland from all over the world to see some of the best-loved natural wonders.
As the sole Unesco World Heritage site in Ireland, Giant’s Causeway, found in the northern part of the country, is an unusual rock formation. Hexagon shaped stones comprise the rocks’ columns. Tucked into the hillside and overlooking the sea is the Giant Causeway’s Visitor Experience. This is where guests can learn all about this rock formation.
Another natural wonder of Ireland is its Cliffs of Moher. They can be found in Western Clare and are entirely verticle. The cliffs are 702 feet high, and many consider them to be a breathtaking site, best seen on a clear day. The edge of the cliffs makes a steep drop to the Atlantic Ocean below.
One of the most popular ways to view the cliffs is from a boat, though it can also be viewed from numerous walking trails and the site’s lookout tower. The high-tech visitor center also provides excellent views.
Those who visit these cliffs will be able to see to the Connemara Hills and the Aran Islands. When the sun sets, the sky above becomes a mixture of a deep garnet red, amber, rose pink, and amethyst.
In Mayo, visitors will see the Dun Briste. The story of this natural wonder is that the sea stack is where St. Patrick sent Ireland’s vipers so that the mainland would be free of snakes and safe to explore. While visitors can drive close to the edge of the stack, they have to make the rest of the trek on foot.
Thanks to a blowhole, an area was created that makes it easy to view Don Briste. Set a safe distance from the edge of the cliffs; it includes plaques that contain information about this natural wonder’s history.
The Gap of Dunloe is also an attraction many visitors flock to. Located in Ireland’s Killarney Region, it is crowded during the summer months, with people taking pony-and-trap rides. Visitors also have the option of renting a bike to see this natural wonder at their own pace.