If you’re starting to look at your travel plans, you need to include Ireland into your itinerary. This island is not only filled to the brim with intriguing history; it’s also full of beauty north, south, east, and west. Here are five reasons why you need to see Ireland on your next trip!

Try Guinness and Whiskey Like A Local

Whiskey can be intimidating, especially when there are so many different variations. The good news is that Irish whiskey connoisseurs will be able to guide you on your whiskey journey and help you taste test like a pro! Whether you want to visit a distillery or ask a bartender, the Irish are well versed in their local whiskeys. 

Not a whiskey drinker? That’s alright! Guinness is another popular local drink. Did you know that most Irish residents drink their Guinness warm? Learn more about this popular beer at the brewery in Dublin.

 

Northern Ireland is a Hidden Gem

Whether you’re looking to dive into the Titanic museum or take in the beauty of Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland is a place to be discovered. The incredible live music scene in Belfast will have you listening to new bands every night at different venues. Not only that, a great road trip out to Giant’s Causeway to see this marvellous wonder is only two hours from the major city of Belfast. You will never be bored when you get to this picturesque country.

Game of Thrones Fan? This Is THE Destination For You

When it comes to the epic fantasy that is Game of Thrones, it’s not surprising they used the jaw-dropping landscape of Northern Ireland. If you’re a fan of the view of Westeros —beautiful forests, lakes, waterfalls, and wide shots of vast cliff tops—then you’re going to want to check out Northern Ireland. A couple of unique filming locations are Downhill Beach and Binevenagh Mountains, both in Londonderry, The Dark Hedges, Ballintoy Harbour in Co Antrim, and Castle Ward near Strangford. There are a lot of Game of Thrones-themed tours available, so you’ll be able to make sure you see all the best spots!

Dublin Will Captivate Your Curiosity and Your Stomach

If you’re a foodie, then you’re going to want to do a food tour in Dublin. Outside of its astounding music and art scene, Dublin is sure to impress any person who’s interested in new cuisines. You should start out at Fade Street Social for tapas, then hit up O’Donoghue’s Pub for a truly Irish experience. Finish off the night with Vintage Cocktail Club for drinks before finding your soon to be favourite local Irish pub!

After Dublin, Check Out These Wonderous Places

If you’re interested in hiking, the Wicklow Mountains are perfect for you. The viewpoints like Sally Gap, Lough Tay, and Powerscourt Waterfall will have your mouth dropping and your Instagram popping! 

Ireland is widely known for its live music scene, and Galway will have you on your feet and dancing along to all the local and international tunes! Not only that, Galway has stunning views and an incredible dining scene.

Ireland has so many picturesque places to visit, and Cork is one of them. If you’re up for a bit of surfing, Inchydoney Beach is for you. Located in West Cork, this beach is surfing friendly and also a great place to catch the sunset. 

Check out this Contiki tour of Ireland & Northern Ireland to experience the best they have to offer!

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