Six Irish sites named on Lonely Planet's must-see list for tourists 7 years ago

Six Irish sites named on Lonely Planet's must-see list for tourists

Of course there's six, we've the most beautiful country in the world...

If you needed anymore proof that Ireland is a beautiful country, you have it right here.

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Six Irish sites have been named on Lonely Planet's must-see global destinations alongside some of the most famous sites in the world.

In a list of the top 500 must-see sites, none of the Irish entries managed to scrape their way into the top 100 but we came very close with the Giant's Causeway in Antrim coming in at 103.

Other Irish sites to make the list were Bru na Boinne, which is the archaeological landscape dominated by the passage tombs of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth, made 224 on the list while the Cliffs of Moher in Clare manage to place 378.

The Titanic Belfast visitor centre make the list at 424 despite only being open for three years, which is a remarkable achievement for the centre.

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Finally, the last two Irish sites to make the list were Trinity College, Dublin (468) and the Rock Of Cashel in Tipperary (497).

Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travelist – The Top 10

  1. Temples of Angkor, Cambodia
  2. Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  3. Machu Picchu, Peru
  4. Great Wall of China
  5. Taj Mahal, India
  6. Grand Canyon National Park, USA
  7. Colosseum, Italy
  8. Iguazú Falls, Brazil-Argentina
  9. Alhambra, Spain
  10. Aya Sofya, Turkey

Hat-tip to the Irish Mirror.

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