Two words to describe Ireland: Green and cozy.
Ireland is ranked in the top 10 safest countries in the world (The U.S. is #106). The people are warm and friendly and the scenery is hard to beat. It is one of my favorite European countries and a top destination I would recommend for solo travelers.
Here are 7 of the best things to see in Ireland:
The Cliffs of Moher & Galway
We took a day trip from Dublin to Cliffs of Moher and it was excellent. Our tour guide sang us Irish lullabies on the bus ride and told us ancient myths about faeries. We stopped in Galway for lunch, which is a lovely city as well.
Cool fact: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was filmed here.
Trinity College Library – Dublin
I’M IN LOVE WITH THIS PLACE. It’s a book lovers dream. Its also ranked one of the best libraries in the world. It holds the historic Book of Kells, a gospel book created by Celtic monks around 800 AD, along with journals, maps, special collections, etc.
Tour the Guinness Storehouse – Dublin
This is a must see. It’s an impressive building that spreads across seven floors. You get a pint of Guinness and one of the best views of the city. I learned a lot about the science and art behind brewing beer.
See all of the amazing parks. Ireland has some of the most enchanting parks I’ve seen. The colors in the fall are out of this world. These pictures were taken in Dublin.
Tour some Castles and Cathedrals – Dublin It will be hard to see them all (they are EVERYWHERE) but I loved the guided tour of Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, as well as Dublin Castle.
See the Irish Countryside. There is so much magic in the Irish countryside. Even if you only have a couple days in Dublin, be sure to leave the city because the green rolling hills, castles, and coastlines are breathtaking.
Explore Downtown Dublin – Dublin has a lot to see, both modern and ancient. The famous Temple Bar area is a must. There are also great museums dedicated to Irish authors.