Tourists in Ireland chatting to an Irish farmer

IrelandTravel Guide

- Updated for 2024 -

Ireland Travel Guide My Ireland Tour

A proud island nation with five million inhabitants, one hundred thousand welcomes and a song for every occasion. If this is your first time in Ireland, welcome home. Use this online guidebook to plan all aspects of your visit – it covers everything from travel arrangements and accommodation to sourcing the perfect pint of Guinness. Welcome to Ireland, your journey starts here.

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Explore The Regions of Ireland

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Each region of Ireland has its own character, culture, and dialect. Moving from city to city and region to region, you will gain a deeper appreciation for the richness and variety which Irish culture offers. You will also see significant differences in the landscape and historical architecture, meaning there's lots for tourists to see wherever they go on the island of Ireland.

Find what's best for your group

Find the best Ireland destinations and attractions for you — whether you're travelling solo, as a family or with a group of friends.

Top 10 Day Trips and Attractions

These top attractions are all too good to put in a strict order. So just think of them as ten of the best. The ten attractions and destinations that you won't want to miss.

City Tours of England, Scotland, Ireland & Wales

Discover Britain and Ireland's top tourist towns for yourself with a self-guided walking tour of these world-famous British and Irish cities. Some of the world's most famous and iconic cities are to be found here on these islands. Not sure where to start? Compare all the cities here...

Dublin City, seen on a tour of Britain and Ireland

1. Dublin, Ireland

  • Trinity College
  • The Ha'penny Bridge
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Dublin Castle
  • Temple Bar
  • St Stephen's Green
London seen on a tour of England, Scotland and Ireland

2. London, England

  • The Tower of London
  • Tower Bridge
  • Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
  • Tate Modern
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Covent Garden
  • Leicester Square & Piccadilly Circus
  • Big Ben & The Palace of Westminster
  • Buckingham Palace
Cardiff Castle in Wales, UK

3. Cardiff, Wales

  • Cardiff Castle
  • Bute Park
  • National Museum Cardiff
  • Mermaid Quay
  • Welsh Senedd (parliament)
  • Millennium Centre & National Opera
Grand Parade in Cork, Ireland

4. Cork, Ireland

  • Cork City Hall
  • St. Fin Barre's Cathedral
  • University College Cork
  • Fitzgerald's Park
  • The English Market
  • Shandon Bells
Edinburgh City, Britain

5. Edinburgh, Scotland

  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • The Scotch Whisky Experience
  • St Giles' Cathedral
  • The Scottish Parliament Building
  • The Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Calton Hill
The Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, UK

6. Stratford-upon-Avon, England

  • Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Hall's Croft
  • Holy Trinity Church
  • The Royal Shakespeare Theatre
  • Anne Hathaway's Cottage
Chester, England, Britain

7. Chester, England

  • The City Walls
  • Chester Cathedral
  • Roman Amphitheatre
  • Grosvenor Park
  • The Groves
  • The Roman Gardens
  • Shopping at The Rows
  • The Grosvenor Museum
Colourful shops on a Galway City street, Ireland

8. Galway, Ireland

  • Eyre Square
  • Galway Cathedral
  • Galway City Museum
  • Spanish Arch
  • Latin Quarter
Belfast City, Northern Ireland

9. Belfast City, Northern Ireland

  • Titanic Belfast
  • Maritime Mile
  • Belfast City Hall
  • The Cathedral Quarter
  • Peace Walls
Derry City, Northern Ireland

10. Derry City, Northern Ireland

  • The Peace Bridge
  • Derry Girls Mural
  • Derry City Walls
  • Museum of Free Derry
  • Tower Museum
  • Guildhall
Oxford, England, UK

11. Oxford, England

  • The Radcliffe Camera & Bodleian Library
  • Sheldonian Theatre
  • Bridge of Sighs
  • University Church of St Mary the Virgin
  • Christ Church College
  • Christ Church Meadow
  • Magdalen College and Tower
The Shambles in York, England

12. York, England

  • The City Walls
  • York Minster
  • York Museum Gardens
  • Bettys Tea Rooms
  • Holy Trinity Church
  • The Shambles
  • JORVIK Viking Centre
  • Clifford's Tower
  • Rowntree Park
Bath, England, UK

13. Bath, England

  • Bath Abbey
  • Roman Baths
  • Pulteney Bridge
  • Henrietta Park & Sydney Gardens
  • The Circus and The Royal Crescent
  • Jane Austen Centre
  • Thermae Bath Spa

What interests you most?

Discover the face of Ireland that interests you most. We've broken Ireland's attractions, locations, and events into categories so you can easily find what appeals to you and your group.

Irish Culture

A nation of poets, playwrights, thinkers, and creators. See the homes and landscapes that inspired the likes of Swift, Wilde, Yeats, Joyce and Heaney.

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TV & Film

You've seen them on the big screen. Now experience Ireland's landscapes for yourself, visiting the sets of Game of Thrones, Star Wars and other classics.

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Castles & History

An ancient world awaits you. From within the stones of Ireland's ancient castles and monuments, the legends of ages past will reveal themselves to you.

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Outdoor Pursuits

Don't forget your camera as you head outdoors in Ireland. Some magnificent landscapes await you whether you're walking, cycling, sailing or climbing.

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Island Life

As well as being an Island itself, Ireland is surrounded by smaller islands with tiny populations and fascinating backstories. We're working our way through them!

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Ireland's stunning scenery and breathtaking natural landscape make it a photographer's dream. The urban environments are also very snap-worthy!

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