Just because you’ve been sightseeing in other places around the world doesn’t mean you should neglect seeing some of our more iconic locations – but we can suggest ways to sightsee that might make you view them from a different perspective!
By train.Yes, the humble train is actually something rather special over here. Hop on the Dart
in Dublin city
and head towards Bray in County Wicklow
. The tracks hug the horseshoe-shaped bay, so you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the Irish Sea. Or, sit back and relax in the luxury aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian
train. With the finest artisan food, live musicians and elegant sleep carriages inspired by Georgian architecture, this is getting a glimpse of Ireland in style!
Saddle up: Lose track of time trekking on through the colourful countryside of rural County Kerry
on a traditional jaunting car.
Or better yet, take the reins yourself and let horse hoofs become the soundtrack to a horseback adventure
through the idyllic Castle Leslie Estate
, County Monaghan
, or along the beaches of County Antrim
Up, up and away: Slow and steady as you go, this is a gorgeous way to appreciate Ireland’s 40 shades of green from the wicker basket of a hot air balloon
. Float over Ireland’s Ancient East
, Northern Ireland
and the Wild Atlantic Way
, with only the sound of the birds tweeting as you pass each other in the sky.
On the water: Take a cruise
through the heartland of Ireland waterways
. With hundreds of inland lakes, as well as a network of rivers and canals, there are endless opportunities to relax and see Ireland in a whole new way. You don’t need a license, there’s no commercial traffic and your boat is your accommodation and means of travel!
Do any other community members have any ideas on how to see our lovely island a little differently than usual?