Unsure of what to expect from a holiday to the Ring of Kerry, Ireland?
Here are five of my favourite day trips.
These trips highlight:
Wherever you look your bound to run into great food, music and culture along with beautiful stretches of coastline, mountains, lakes and rivers.
Image: By Nancy Oosterhof via PhotographicDreams.nl
Located at the head of Kenmare Bay this bustling market town is a dream destination for food lovers.
Lose track of time browsing through:
Wrap up a relaxed afternoon of shopping with a hot cup of tea and a fruit scone in the wonderful cafe Jam.
Or return in the evening to the wonderfully informal restaurant scene with small cozy venues like:
Not to be missed coastal drive at the very end of the Iveragh Peninsula.
Everything that is great about this part of Ireland can be found in this short drive!
Don't just experience the Ring of Kerry, Ireland, from the inside of your car or coach!
The views out across Kenmare Bay and out over the Atlantic Ocean are world famous.
A Great Journey through the heart of Killarney National Park.
Leaving from the shoreline by Ross Castle the boats travel up the lower, middle and upper Lakes of Killarney with great views of Ireland's highest mountains.
At the head of the Lakes you can get out by Lord Brandon's Cottage to take an additional overland trip through:
Before finishing at Kate Kearney's Cottage - a very famous traditional Irish pub.
From here why not plan your next trip?
This famous country house and gardens is perched right on the edge of the Lakes of Killarney and was made famous after Queen Victoria came to stay in 1861.
Much of the house has been painstakingly restored and the beautifully maintained gardens are a popular attraction in their own right.
If you have time take a drive up to Torc Waterfall and "the Ladies' View" and continue on to the fantastic Avoca Shop and Cafe at Moll's Gap.