What a great choice! Open roads, stunning coastlines, and adventure around every corner – Ireland is a great place for a road trip. There are few restrictions on where you can go with a heavy vehicle, but you’re free to discover the island of Ireland at your leisure. A caravan is a great way to explore as Ireland was made for slow travel, and there are a number of campsites for you to choose from. So, sit back, relax, and take the scenic route.
Start in Ireland’s Ancient East
where you can step back in time to the ancient megalithic period at Newgrange. Park your caravan at the Brú na Boinne
visitor centre, and delve into the past at this monastic masterpiece. At 5000 years old, this passage tomb is older than Stonehenge and the pyramids of Giza, so feel the history beneath your feet, and marvel at how it has stood the test of time. Enter your name into the lottery
and you may be in for a chance at witnessing the Winter Solstice when the passage tomb lights up as the sun rises.
Head north to drive along the Causeway Coastal Route
. Start in the spirited city of Belfast
where you’ll find warm welcomes wherever you go. Make your way to Titanic Belfast
, where you’ll learn all about the ship’s fateful maiden voyage while standing on the very spot that the ship was built. Afterwards, head to the busy Cathedral quarter where you’ll find all that is needed for a great night. Full of culture, ‘craic’ (fun) and steeped in history, there’s something for everyone in Belfast.
Head west to visit the Wild Atlantic Way
and conquer the Slieve League Cliffs
on the coast of County Donegal
. Twice as high as the Cliffs of Moher in County Mayo
, this little known gem on the Wild Atlantic Way is a must-see. There may be some issues with parking caravans at the Slieve League Visitor Centre car park, so it may be best to leave this at the bottom of the cliffs. The climb may be tough, but it will be worth it when you reach the top and see that spectacular view.
If you want to feel close to nature then make a stop at Connemara National Park
in County Galway
. An abundance of heaths, marsh, and grasslands thrive here, but it's the view from Diamond Hill that will stun you into silence. As you take in the views, spare a moment to take in the wonder of this majestic hill.
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