Steeped in colourful history, a rich culture of its own and dramatic coastal beauty, Ireland easily enthralls travellers with its uncharacteristic European charm. From the famed Cliffs of Moher that tower above frothy waves to the thousands of naturally formed basalt columns that make up the Giant’s Causeway to the otherworldly Dark Hedges, there is no lack of dramatic backdrops for jaw-dropping travelgrams. Visit historic castles and even stay on the premises of a castle estate yourself, where you can stroll in a rose garden designed by the mastermind behind the Versailles garden in France.
Despite being divided into Northern and Southern Ireland, the island still feels like a single entity. Enjoy aspects of the local culture such as Irish dancing, downing a pint of Guinness in a pub or learning about traditional whiskey distillation from a distillery built in 1782. Go on private tours in the cities to soak in the buzzing vibes and feast on some good grub in the emerging food destinations. At one of the world’s most impressive libraries, take a peek at the “Book of Kells”, a priceless collection of four Gospels dating back to 800AD.