A Car Trip Through Bantry Bay


Beautiful Bantry Bay

Ireland’s beautiful, peaceful landscapes aren’t meant to be seen in a rushed and noisy commercialised tour. To fully experience what this country has to offer, take a driving vacation. The benefits of car hire include complete control over your itinerary and the privacy of being with just friends and family.

One of the best car tours you can take is one of the woodlands and gardens of Bantry Bay, found in County Cork. The scenic coastline of southwest Ireland is the ideal backdrop for a peaceful, romantic car drive. It’s also a great place to view and photograph wildlife. After an overnight stay in the 15th Century Ballyseede Castle, you can explore the secret gardens of Glengarrif, Glandore and Baltimore. This is one of the advantages of car hire, as these spots are not usually included in commercial tours.

The next leg of your car travels is the coastal peninsula called the Ring of Beara, and the breathtakingly beautiful Ring of Kerry. From here, it’s on to the town of Killarney, where the National Park awaits. Lake lands and mountains are ideal for picnics, hikes and picture-taking. Further on is the Dingle Peninsula, the western edge of Europe. It is an incredibly beautiful place, rich with romance and mystery. Its beaches even featured in the film Ryan’s Daughter.

On a commercial tour, you end up at the mercy of the tour guide and your fellow travellers. The experience is often rushed, and you may find yourself spending time at sites you aren’t particularly interested in. But with a hire car from Cork Airport, you’ll be able to focus on the attractions that appeal to you the most

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