For many avid travelers, Ireland is an absolute dream destination. Between its historic castles, lush green fields, stunning cliffed shorelines, and culturally rich cities, Ireland really does have it all. Whether you are planning a trip to take part in the Saint Patrick’s Day festivities, learn about the storied history of the area, soak up views of the stunning Irish countryside, or try your hand at some of the country’s historic links golf courses, Ireland has a bit of something for everyone.
If you have seen the Game of Thrones, you are probably familiar with the Dark Hedges. This location was featured prominently in the highly popular HBO series. If you are a big fan of the show, or if you just want to see this amazing grove of trees in person for yourself, then this is the guide for you.
Until I visited Belfast, I didn’t truly realize just how amazing the city really is. It is a city that is steeped in history, and so much of that history can still be explored. When I visited, I felt like I was taking a trip back in time thru some of Europe’s most historical moments. This is one of the things that makes the city of Belfast so special.
One of the more amazing castles that we got to see in Ireland was the Dunluce Castle in Northern Ireland. The castle itself has seen better days, as you can see by the pictures, but the location where the castle was built is absolutely breathtaking. Talk about your prime real-estate.
The Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland is some of the most unique and beautiful coastline in the world, and one of our favorite places in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Over 40,000 unique basalt columns, created by an ancient volcano, extend from the ground like a giant jigsaw puzzle. It is an amazing sight to behold.
Located on the north coast of Northern Ireland, the Carrick-a-Rede Bridge is a hidden treasure. Stretching roughly 66 feet, and nearly 100 feet above the jagged rocks below, the bridge connects the mainland with the tiny island of Carrickarede. It’s a beautiful, yet harrowing, bridge in an absolutely stunning landscape.
Edinburgh is one of our favorite cities in the United Kingdom. There is so much history to see and things to do. If you are planning a trip to Edinburgh in the near future, we hope this guide will make your trip planning process a little bit easier.
Come along with us as we take a tour of three of the Edinburgh, Scotland area’s biggest attractions. We take a look at the beautiful Rosslyn Chapel, the infamous Royal Mile, and of course the Edinburgh Castle.