We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Looking for place with beautiful scenery

r g
Davenport, Iowa
1 post
Save Topic
Looking for place with beautiful scenery

Planning first trip to Ireland for my husband and I, going to spend 2 days in Dublin and looking for a second place to go for 3-4 days. We don't want to do a lot of running around, just want to find a place (maybe a B&B?) with beautiful scenery where we can relax and take pictures of the scenery for a few days. It would be best if it was easy to get to from Dublin as we'd rather not rent a car. What city/location would you suggest?

Cork, Ireland
Destination Expert
for Cork
Level Contributor
2,854 posts
71 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Looking for place with beautiful scenery

It depends a little bit on your definition of easy reach from Dublin.

If you'll allow a 3 hour train journey, then Killarney or Westport are options.

If you want shorter than that, your really restricted to Wicklow. Of the easily accessible parts, Rathdrum is probably the prettiest, provided you get out and walk or cycle in the general area.

The only significant alternative I can think of is to get to Dundalk or Newry by bus or train and then get a bus to Carlingford.

If you had a car, the Cooley peninsular and the Mountains of Mourne would be serious contenders.

Cork, Ireland
Destination Expert
for Ireland
Level Contributor
13,388 posts
373 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Looking for place with beautiful scenery

Be aware that while the trains will take you to nice places, the nicer - more scenic spots will involve a further journey by either bus or taxi (and sometimes neither of these transport options are available)

I agree with Blackgreen, Killarney and Westport would be very nice At least from Killarney you can actually walk into the mountains from the town, one example being Torc mountain which is accessible from Muckross House, the beautiful Kerry Way (or part of it) is also accessible from there.

In Westport, you can hire bikes and cycle the Great Western Greenway is very scenic, and the bike hire company there is excellent and will provide you with van transport for some of the journey if you prefer.

There are other towns and cities for example Cork, Galway, Limerick, Kilkenny, accessible by train but then to get to the scenic spots you have to arrange local transport. It's doable, but it's time consuming. Any chance you would hire a car?

Decide where you really want to go and then we can give you transport options once there.

Little Sutton...
Level Contributor
2,178 posts
127 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Looking for place with beautiful scenery

I'll go along with Killarney especially staying at the Lake Hotel,this is no B&B though but you get beautiful views over the lakes & mountains from your balcony with such amazingly peaceful silence,not cheap but we love it!

Limerick, Ireland
Level Contributor
4,390 posts
Save Reply
4. Re: Looking for place with beautiful scenery

Try Connemara Co, Galway

Youtube " AT YOUR SERVICE PART 1 "

followed by PART 2 and PART 3

Killary Fjords in Leenane

to find use Google MAPS

Western Ireland...
Destination Expert
for Loughrea, Southport, Clifden, Connemara
Level Contributor
18,129 posts
55 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Looking for place with beautiful scenery

This is a pin in a map question.. describe your ideal surroundings to narrow things down a little

Cork, Ireland
Destination Expert
for Cork
Level Contributor
2,854 posts
71 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: Looking for place with beautiful scenery

Also an idea of how long you're willing to spend on a bus or train would be handy.

Killarney and Westport are just over 3 hours away by train.

Connemara is nearly 5 hours away by bus.

Rathdrum doesn't really compare to any of those options (although it is nice), but it has the advantage of being only just over and hour out of Dublin.

7. Re: Looking for place with beautiful scenery

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 28 February 2015, 06:24