The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin has the mother-load of gift shops for Guinness “stuff”. And yes, yes we did partake.
Northern Ireland has some pretty spectacular beaches and coast. Listen…just birds and distant rolling of the sea. Butted next to lush green hills.
For the first few days we were in Northern Ireland, the winds were so calm you almost forgot you were at the coast. Although we were thankful there weren’t driving rains and high winds, a WEE bit of wave action would have been fun. Truly, no complaints and Dunluce Castle was spectacular!
Although we never made it over to visit the Dark Hedges (we might have shown more interest if we’ve ever watched Game of Thrones), we DID find this little bit of Irish heaven on one of the many, many back country roads.
Nothing but hedges, hills, trees, hedges, stone walls, farms, sheep, did I mention hedges? Oh, and my Maine Man behind the wheel of our rented Audi. A stunning drive.
Well, we didn’t start off in the right direction, but we DID end up finding Glenarm Castle and enjoyed the gardens and tearoom. I thought it would be fun to show the folks back home a wee Irish Village.
We stumbled upon this lovely creature near Castle Stalker. Did not seem concerned about us in the least. We all went about our separate ways.
One of the most picturesque areas of Scotland is the Three Sisters Mountain range in Glencoe. We were mesmerized by it the first time we saw it five years ago, and just as mesmerized the second time. Mysterious, rugged, haunting, dangerous, beautiful, and brilliant. There is bloody history behind these mountains as well. Read more HERE.
A Twitter follower turned me on to the Falls of Falloch and I am so glad. It’s a beautiful spot!
I’m still amazed at how amazed I am by the Scottish scenery. Stunning.
Oh, the unexpected joy of hearing pipes upon leaving the car park at this truly amazing castle! Dunnottar was spectacular in more ways than one. It’s entry was steep and lengthy, but so worth it. The pipes were an exciting bonus.