Ireland Scenic Beauty
The island of Ireland is situated on the North West side of the European mainland. According to the area it covers, it is the third largest island in the seas around Europe. It is separated from the island of Great Britain by the Irish Sea. Although any other island countries have taken huge steps to overcome their geographical isolation, Ireland has not succumbed to the commercialization that globalization has brought about. The result is that apart from the major cities, much of this island still retains its scenic beauty. Most of the locations are untainted by trappings of urbanization. Those who want to spend some time in the laps of nature, in a serene ambience, will find Ireland to be their perfect destination.
To start with, the modern Ireland that we see today had undergone a tremendous change after the Norman Invasion and Gaelic Ireland became Christian. The landscape however, has not changed much because most of the scenic beauty has not been tampered with. The coasts on all the sides are breathtaking in their beauty, but the vision of each coast is vastly different from the others. So, the west coast along the Atlantic Ocean is vastly different from the south coast along the Celtic Sea. Again, the coastline along the Irish Sea starts changes considerably by the time it meets the North Channel. Visiting these beaches would feel like visiting different beaches around the world.
As one starts moving towards the interior, one would encounter a series of coastal mountains. They are not very high but they prevent the rough, salt laden sea winds from entering further. The Carrauntoohil in the County Kerry is the highest and one of the most beautiful peaks, as it offers a splendid view of the surrounding landscape. Not very far away, the River Shannon flows a great distance and a ride up the river are enchanting as one goes by the lush pastures. The reason for this ample greenery in Ireland is its mild climate and frequent rainfall as the sea does not allow very extreme temperatures. If one gets to County Wexford, they would encounter farmlands which look straight out of folklore.
As with any other place of interest, the architecture does much to change the landscape. Trees are cut down to make room for palaces while the riverside might be changed for a ferry leading up to a monument. However, the architecture in Ireland blends in seamlessly with the landscape. The Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim is one such instance. Again, County Kerry is the site of the famous Skellig Michael. The rock formations here leave the beholder awestruck. On the other hand, the vast open, green pastures in Brú na Bóinne at the County Meath or the rugged greenery in Bantry, in the County Cork are always top attractions. It is hard to find a place for which nature has done more. Even major cities like Dublin, Cork, Belfast or Waterford are scenic in their own right- this time some splendid man- made architectural specimens would make the tourists gape in wonder.
To experience all of this, one could just simply opt for a camper van for hire in Ireland. They would be perfect for a road trip across this mesmerizing island.