In ancient times, Ireland’s dramatic western seacoast was thought to be the edge of the world. Now a 1,500-mile touring route, the Wild Atlantic Way, connects more than 150 “discovery points” worth experiencing along the way. Here are some of the most stunning spots—-from Malin Head in the north to Mizen Head in the south–paired with nearby out-of-the-car adventures so you can experience Ireland’s wild seascapes on your own terms.
With castles and legends, Old World hospitality and indulgent experiences, epic scenery and fairy trees, Ireland is a world of romantic mystique. Here are some of the highlights from around the Emerald Isle.
Ireland’s notoriously “soft” weather makes the fields gloriously golden, but it also makes the ground soggy for would-be campers looking to experience nature. Leave it to Irish ingenuity and hospitality to adapt the camping experience with refined yurts, pods, and safari tents outfitted with duvet-covered beds, antique furniture, and woodstoves.