Which destinations in Ireland made it into National Geographic's 2024 rating
Charming and welcoming, Ireland attracts tourists from all over the world every year, inviting them to savor breathtaking views, and delicious cuisine, and immerse themselves in the country's history and culture. There is a wide variety of places to relax, from rocky shores to historic castles.
National Geographic Traveler (UK) has released its Cool List 2024, which includes two Irish destinations. They are expected to be among the most popular in Europe next year.
The capital and largest city of Northern Ireland boasts a multitude of attractions. You should start your tour at City Hall and continue it at the Opera House or other cultural centers, such as the Ulster Museum, the Titanic Museum, or the Albert Memorial Tower.
"If Belfast's city pride is like a flower that has managed to grow in difficult soil, it is set to bloom in 2024 thanks to the Year of Culture in the Northern Irish capital," writes National Geographic Traveler.
The Wild Atlantic Way
The 1,600-mile Wild Atlantic Way, winding along the rugged west coast, is an excellent option for a road trip, allowing you to savor the scenery.
However, there are plenty of opportunities for hiking as well. Along this popular route, which will celebrate its tenth anniversary next year, there are more than 150 viewpoints, about 1,000 different cultural, historical, and natural attractions, and over 2,500 activities to suit every taste.