Ireland – Virtual Ireland landscapes and monuments. Despite the fact that we can not travel these days, we can still together discover the most beautiful places around the world. So let’s have a look at Ireland.
Surroundings of Dublin castle are amazing to walk through in spring weather. In these times however you can enjoy your “walk” from home! Experience historical Dublin and its castle with this virtual guide.
2. The Giants Causeway
The Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim is an area of immense natural beauty, thanks to an ancient volcanic fissure eruption that took place many years ago. You can head off on a virtual tour of the mighty Giants Causeway.
3. Blarney Castle
Blarney Castle was built nearly 600 years ago by one of the greatest chieftains to ever roam Ireland – Cormac MacCarthy. For the first time in its history, the kissing of the Blarney Stone has been postponed until further notice. If having a ramble here and planting your lips on the ‘magical’ stone was on your to-do list, you can still do so… virtually! Enjoy a virtual tour of Blarney Castle.
4. The Guinness Storehouse
The Guinness Storehouse is another attraction that tends to make it onto many itineraries of those visiting Dublin. You’ll find it at the St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin where, since it opened in 2000, it has welcomed over twenty million visitors. You can take a tour of the Guinness Storehouse now with us.
5. Hook Lighthouse
The historic Hook lighthouse is the oldest operational lighthouse in the world, which is pretty damn impressive! The story of the Hook Head Lighthouse begins way back during the 5th century when a Welsh monk by the name of Dubhán founded a monastery around 1.6 km north of Hook Head. You can read more about the lighthouse in our guide to Hook. If you fancy taking a look around Hook Lighthouse and the surrounding area, you can do so right here.
6. The Ailwee Caves
You’ll find the Ailwee Caves in the heart of the Burren in County Clare. Those who visit the cave will be taken on a 20-minute expert-led tour through the cave’s spectacular caverns. Expect bridged chasms, weird formations, a thunderous waterfall and plenty more. Take a virtual tour of the caves here.
7. St. Patrick’s Cathedral
The spectacular Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin was founded back in 1191 and is the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland. Boasting a 43-meter spire, the cathedral is the tallest church in Ireland. The cathedral was built between 1220 and 1260 in honour of Ireland’s patron saint and it’s one of the most impressive buildings in the city, as you’ll see.
8. Irish whiskey museum
Take a virtual tour of the Irish Whiskey Museum. Learn the origins of Irish whiskey, its rise in fame and its dramatic decline, and discover new brands of Irish whiskey. Listen to the amazing stories of fun guides who will guide you through the ages of Irish whiskey.
9. Natural Museum of Ireland, Dublin
Discover the natural world through realistic zoological models, geological samples. National Museum of Ireland – Natural History is a cabinet-style museum, laid out over four floors, the upper two of which are currently closed. The exhibits showcase a comprehensive zoological collection and have changed little in over a century. The ground floor – known as the Irish Room – is dedicated to animals native to Ireland.
10. National Botanical Garden Glasnevin
Ireland’s National Botanic Gardens are an oasis of peace and beauty, and admission is free. The gardens, which are a leading scientific institution, have important collections of plant species and varieties from around the world. Dublin’s National Botanic Gardens are located in Glasnevin, just three kilometers from Dublin’s city center, and are known for superbly restored historic greenhouses. The Wicklow National Botanic Gardens are located in Kilmacurraghe, where the milder climate, higher rainfall and deeper acidic soils of this historic Wicklow Garden provide a counterpoint to the collections in Glasnevin. These two gardens have been closely connected since 1854. Now you can virtually walk through the botanical garden and enjoy all its beauty.
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